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    Thread: Low Friendly Alignment Places

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      08-17-2012 12:24 AM #1
      Hey guys, I have an E36 M3 that hasn't been able to make it onto any alignment racks in MD so far. I've tried NGP, BMW, IAG, and other reputable shops. Anyone know of a place that could help me out? thanks!

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      08-17-2012 07:40 AM #2
      Funktion Auto in Sterling might be able to help you.

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      08-17-2012 10:41 AM #3
      U can try giving Ptuning a call in Manassas, VA. Might be a drive for you, but I've heard good things about them.

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      08-17-2012 10:54 AM #4
      IAG couldn't do it? I thought they could do stupid low cars? Crazy.
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      08-17-2012 06:24 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by tynuskt View Post
      Funktion Auto in Sterling might be able to help you.
      Quote Originally Posted by Lucian1988 View Post
      U can try giving Ptuning a call in Manassas, VA. Might be a drive for you, but I've heard good things about them.
      thanks guys ill give both of them a call
      Quote Originally Posted by WaWaMKVDub View Post
      IAG couldn't do it? I thought they could do stupid low cars? Crazy.
      No they told me I was the first car in history to not make it on their rack... I dont know how though because even though they have an in ground rack there are steel rails that come up 4" high and my subframe wouldn't have it

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      08-17-2012 09:38 PM #6
      Neubauers in Ellicott City is your place. They have a ground level aka drive on alignment rack. Chuck (the tech) has been aligning my lowered (now bagged) B6 for the past 6 years w/o issue. I really can't recommend them enough.

      Here's a pic of my car from a couple weeks ago on the rack in question:



      Call to make an appt and you won't be disappointed!

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      08-17-2012 09:40 PM #7
      I will give them a call.

    8. 08-18-2012 10:35 AM #8
      Got to RRT. Road race technologies. They're in Dulles and literally specialize in the e36 ///M3. They do other BMWs and other makes but their specialty is e36 race cars. They are the place to go for that car. They know everything.

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      08-18-2012 11:21 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by arclight1 View Post
      Neubauers in Ellicott City is your place. They have a ground level aka drive on alignment rack. Chuck (the tech) has been aligning my lowered (now bagged) B6 for the past 6 years w/o issue. I really can't recommend them enough.

      Here's a pic of my car from a couple weeks ago on the rack in question:



      Call to make an appt and you won't be disappointed!
      Quote Originally Posted by dadasracecar View Post
      Got to RRT. Road race technologies. They're in Dulles and literally specialize in the e36 ///M3. They do other BMWs and other makes but their specialty is e36 race cars. They are the place to go for that car. They know everything.
      I will give them both a call. My issue is that even in that above picture my car is still about 3" lower that that. the sideskirts and frame rails are almost on the ground. If I use woodblocks i can easily get on any rack. BUT the problem is whats in the middle of the rack sticking up a few inches not allowing my subframe to go

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      08-18-2012 05:41 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Boosted Ese View Post
      I will give them both a call. My issue is that even in that above picture my car is still about 3" lower that that. the sideskirts and frame rails are almost on the ground. If I use woodblocks i can easily get on any rack. BUT the problem is whats in the middle of the rack sticking up a few inches not allowing my subframe to go
      Hmm, an interesting situation you have there. I honestly think you will be OK w/ Neubauers rack as the center portion is probably no taller than the wheel ramps (according to the other pics I have of my car on the rack).

      Your best option is just drive the car there and try to fit it on their rack. I respect your desire to run your car low (I'm on air after all), however, sometimes you have to make compromises.

      Air ride is your best option...call ORT in PA and they can hook you up. GL and keep us posted on what you figure out.

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      08-18-2012 10:17 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by arclight1 View Post
      Hmm, an interesting situation you have there. I honestly think you will be OK w/ Neubauers rack as the center portion is probably no taller than the wheel ramps (according to the other pics I have of my car on the rack).

      Your best option is just drive the car there and try to fit it on their rack. I respect your desire to run your car low (I'm on air after all), however, sometimes you have to make compromises.

      Air ride is your best option...call ORT in PA and they can hook you up. GL and keep us posted on what you figure out.
      I know all about that air ride stuff hahaha. This is my old car.


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      08-19-2012 08:44 PM #12
      Nice Mk4 Jetta! Why did you get rid of it? Seems like it you had it right where it needed to be (air + RS's)

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      08-19-2012 10:33 PM #13
      Raise it bro.

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      08-19-2012 11:14 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by arclight1 View Post
      Nice Mk4 Jetta! Why did you get rid of it? Seems like it you had it right where it needed to be (air + RS's)
      it got old and right when I made it to the point of perfection to me an offer for the BMW came up that I couldn't refuse

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      Raise it bro.
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      08-20-2012 11:54 PM #15
      depending on where you're located/where you're willing to drive, you should try northwest honda in owings mills. just had them do an alignment on my mk vi and, though i am not nearly as low as you are, they have an in-ground rack. i know a lot of people in the area use them for alignments because they are one of the few places locally that can accommodate stupid low. if you're interested, PM me and i'll give you the guy's contact info either way, GL with that!

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