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Old November 8th, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Anyone have experience with Firestone for alignments? I need to get the wifes lr3 aligned and Firestone is $80 vs $200 at the dealer and just tires. Firestone confirmed the price is good for a 4 wheel alignment. Should I ne concerned they are that much cheeper?
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Old November 8th, 2012, 12:30 PM
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Would you really trust a tire monkey with your LR?
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Old November 8th, 2012, 12:32 PM
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If they use lasers I would give them a shot. Some of these places even warranty the alignment. My wife's Volvo has some sort of warranty through Midas.

Although they might not have hot chicks and espresso machines there.
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Old November 8th, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Just had firestone install new tires and alignment on my wife's DII. They did a good job. Same place I've taken my camry to. They guarantee the alignment for 12 mos or 12,000 mi, and I plan on going back to check the alignment during that period.
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Old November 8th, 2012, 12:54 PM
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I wouldn't take my wheelbarrow to the Firestone place here....ymmv.

There are invariably more problems with a vehicle when it leaves than there were when it was delivered to them.
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Old November 8th, 2012, 02:00 PM
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I wouldn't take an LR3 because they won't be able to put it into tight tolerance mode and because of this the alignment could be totally off since the air suspension can adjust while doing the alignment. Not to mention they will probably strip out the caster and camber adjuster cam bolts in the front. Firestone is a bad life choice.
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Humm...didnt even think to take the air suspension into consideration. I guess I'll just take it to the dealer.

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On a separate note, I had my LR3 aligned at the local dealer earlier this year and I was able to get them down to about $120 for it
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Find a LR specialist.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 03:54 AM
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I've had a great experience with Firestone. I got their lifetime alignment service and use it regularly for my LR2. At the least I get the vehicle aligned after any major off-roading. Personally, I'm of the belief that it doesn't matter how good the alignment is, it's likely to need to be re-aligned in 6-12 months.

Don't know about the air suspension in the LR3 though...
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