I have to disagree with everything above. While a shop may have quicker equipement, the technicians are not all the same. Most dont even spend the time required and just "Toe and go" or have the knowledge of how alignment changes affect the car. I have had shops that would refuse to do alignments when they saw the C/C plates or if I told them I wanted to use my specs and not their listed specs. I would rather spend my money on equipement than repeated services. With my car going on the track I feel safer knowing that everything is done correctly than trusting someone else.TennGT said:I'll eyeball some specs but if I am taking a car to a road course and seeing triple digit speeds I don't trust my do-it yourself alignment. My advice is take it to a good shop that has a computerized alignment rack. Its kind of like building your own airplane just because you can do it does not mean its a good idea.
Tell that to the Wright brothers, Donald Douglas, Glenn Curtis, Larry Bell, Burt Rutan and the rest of the aviation pioneers. Maybe Burt Rutan shouldn't go to space with his carbon fiber airplane. It's just "not a good idea".TennGT said:Its kind of like building your own airplane just because you can do it does not mean its a good idea.