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Thread: BMW 330 ZHP alignment and data + Pics

  1. #151
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    I know our cars are supposed to be weighted when doing an alignment. I forgot the specifics but it was roughly 150lbs in each of front seats, 150lbs in middle of rear bench, and 50lbs in the middle of the trunk.

    I have yet to see a tire+alignment shop add these weights. Last time I went to a Big O tires, I went to a Lowes beforehand and bought ten 50lb bags of gravel, and returned them afterwards like a maniac.

    Do the alignment racks, Hunter or any other brand, take these weights into account on an unladen car or are the weights supposed to be added?

    Just wondering if I can skip the Lowes or Home Depot for the next alignment.

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    I'd skip it man. BMW still uses sand bags to get the weight right but I don't worry about it. It's just to mimic loading from people in the cabin and junk in the trunk.

    If I think of it before I get an alignment, I'll tuck two 50lb dumbbells behind the drivers seat but that's about it. Definitely not necessary especially with the degree of accuracy you're getting from Shrek at Big O Tire or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    I'd skip it man. BMW still uses sand bags to get the weight right but I don't worry about it. It's just to mimic loading from people in the cabin and junk in the trunk.

    If I think of it before I get an alignment, I'll tuck two 50lb dumbbells behind the drivers seat but that's about it. Definitely not necessary especially with the degree of accuracy you're getting from Shrek at Big O Tire or whatever.
    Hahahahaha yeah, I figured even Shrek can set toe.

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