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Old 06-21-2011, 01:38 PM
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Average cost for an allignment

Like the title says. Just bought an 02 tahoe z71 and it needs an allignment, you can see it on the tires. What's the average cost? There's a tire kingdom pretty close to me that i was probably going to bring it to.

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Like the title says. Just bought an 02 tahoe z71 and it needs an allignment, you can see it on the tires. What's the average cost? There's a tire kingdom pretty close to me that i was probably going to bring it to.
I usually pay $60 at the shop I go to. Never thought that was too bad.
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alignment..

Probably about $60.00,,,but look out for the shop to try to sell you a 4 wheel alignment,theres no way to align the rear end,UNLESS you have a hot rod, 4 bar rear end ..
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I paid $69 for my last F150 4x4. While they mentioned 4 wheel alignment 'check', all they really do is look at the relationship to the chassis and front wheels.
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Around here $50-60.00 But then they try to sell all the other little things. Wanted $550.00 to do my 80,000 mile Dakota.

NO. I know the game! just an alignment please..
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Alright thanks guys. Would it being 4x4 affect the price or it doesnt matter?
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Alright thanks guys. Would it being 4x4 affect the price or it doesn't matter?
It shouldn't make any difference.

One possible expensive note, if you can see tire wear on a 9-10 year old vehicle, be prepared - it might be ball joints, tie rod ends or the tie rod itself or all especially if it has over 50-60,000 miles

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Well i got a pretty good deal on the truck so i dont mind putting a coulple bucks into it to make it right. And i checked it out pretty good, rides nice, no clunking when turning or anything. Steering is tight. Its in really good shape so i doubt its anything more than an alignment needed. Im bringing it in tomorrow morning so il see what they say.
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You may want to call a few body shops and see where the pros get their alignments done. Quite honestly the tire shops usually have VERY low skilled workers doing this stuff who haven't a clue what they are doing out side of the computer screen says. I have had these guys tell me that they couldn't align the car because it had no adjustment points when I KNOW the car does and I have to show it to them. Thank God we have a nice new Hunter system so we don't have to deal with that crap anymore.

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