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post #1 of 8 Old 09-25-2009, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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Alignment woes...

Just wondering what you guys are accustomed to paying for an alignment on your Super Duty's. I went to the Ford dealer and they ballparked me @ $250! Is that accurate, or are they jerking me around?


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$250 to align it?? That sounds way off base. Were they having to replace parts before the alignment can be done?
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i paid 105 for an alignment on mine with 35" tires. I had to go to a specialty shop to get it done, dealer said truck wouldnt fit on their rack.
250 is robbery- shop around.
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Thought so. Guy behind the counter went on about it being a 4 hour job and maybe having to do shims and/or camber bushings. I may be naive at times, but I know what an alignment is... I just don't often take my truck to someone else for repairs since I can do it myself (aside from tires and alignments), so I'm not sure how to price things out.

SOB wanted $150 just to check it! "Well, getting it on the rack and set up is half the job."


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I own an alignment shop and IF we have to replace both offset camber/caster cams, the alignment runs about 220.00 plus tax, but its not very often that we have to replace both alignment cams and labor wise it takes app 1 to 1.5 hours IF we have to do it complete.

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Well I get my truck checked all the the time and if it needs aligned I get it for 49.99

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Well I get my truck checked all the the time and if it needs aligned I get it for 49.99
I've been told mieneke is good and cheap. Just figured I'd give my local Ford dealer some business. Didn't think they'd try to con me that bad!


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Well I get my truck checked all the the time and if it needs aligned I get it for 49.99


What your getting for 49.99 is called toe and go,,,setting toe-in is a partial alignment.

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