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Installed a new set of lowering springs last week and got an alignment right after. Now when I make a turn, the wheels dont straighten out by themselves. i have to manually bring the wheel back to center. Is this one of the drawbacks of using coils to lower and not spindles? Did I get a horrible alignment job? I dont know whats wrong. I have never had this problem before using coils to lower cars. Im hoping that the guy who did my alignment was incompetent and that this problem has an answer.. any words of wisdom would be appreciated.. Thanks!
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my truck does the same thing and i havent gotten an aligment yet so i think you can scatch that.
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Installed a new set of lowering springs last week and got an alignment right after. Now when I make a turn, the wheels dont straighten out by themselves. i have to manually bring the wheel back to center. Is this one of the drawbacks of using coils to lower and not spindles? Did I get a horrible alignment job? I dont know whats wrong. I have never had this problem before using coils to lower cars. Im hoping that the guy who did my alignment was incompetent and that this problem has an answer.. any words of wisdom would be appreciated.. Thanks!

Sounds like you don't have enough caster...
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is that a correctable condition? should the guy who did the alignment have seen that and remedied it. If I have to go back to get the alignment fixed I want to know what im talking about.. thanks for the input!
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yup, caster split is off, hard to say if its too much or too little. It is fixable and all you need is a quality alignment.
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Sounds like you don't have enough caster...
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Did you get the print out of your alignment ? If so what was the actual readings for left and right caster .
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I'm sure the scrub radius has changed as well, especially if you have wheels with different backspacing.
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not enough caster typically does this too much will make it "darty" ...not always...just typically.
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