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      08-04-2009, 01:55 PM   #1
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Any great alignment shops in Orange County?

Hey all, I had Eibach springs installed yesterday, and unfortunately their alignment guy never showed up . Can one of you please refer me to a good place that has experience with M's?

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not in the oc but well worth the drive. look up west-end alignment in gardena. used to bring my race prepped s2k there and i've read a few guy on these boards that go there as well.
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is there anyone else to provide a decent alignment shop in OC?

i dont want corner balancing, i dont want 2 week wait.. just something decent like they know what they're doing. that's all..

thanks!
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An alternative to West End is in City of Industry. http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/

OC, try Glenn's Alignment. http://www.eglenns.com/
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is there anyone else to provide a decent alignment shop in OC?

i dont want corner balancing, i dont want 2 week wait.. just something decent like they know what they're doing. that's all..

thanks!
2 weeks was the old days. I think you can get times you want like a week in advance these days. Im going in next friday

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Costa Mesa. They are 2 or 3 buildings down from Bullet Performance on enterprise.
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not in the oc but well worth the drive. look up west-end alignment in gardena. used to bring my race prepped s2k there and i've read a few guy on these boards that go there as well.
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I was going to Westend when I lived in Torrance. Now that I moved down to OC I've been taking my car to Lang Racing Development in Irvine. They're open Saturdays and they're really close. I think 3 of their race cars are M3's so they are familiar with them and know how to set them up for whatever you might need. I've never gotten so much attention to my specific requests until I started taking the car there. They went so far as to look at my tire temperature records and adjusted the alignment accordingly.
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Try Malek@MRF Engineering. He's in Irvine.
Tell him Tommy referred you. He does great alignment work.
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Costa Mesa. They are 2 or 3 buildings down from Bullet Performance on enterprise.
Haha i took my evo there and then he took me on the circular onramp off university to the 73 going well over 80mph.
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I would think any decent shop would be fine since you're essentially on stock suspension with lowering springs.
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      04-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #14
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This shop is in Orange County. I go for all my car needs there. Malek spends his time with alignments and anything you do. Definitely look into it and give him a call. He does custom alignments to match your driving needs.

My car was all messed with its alignment took it there felt like a new car straight steering wheel no pulling and right feel.
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Hey all, I had Eibach springs installed yesterday, and unfortunately their alignment guy never showed up . Can one of you please refer me to a good place that has experience with M's?

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lol @ bumping a 2 year old thread/question.
lol. good eye longboarder.

that said, MRF engineering is the go-to shop for regular or performance alignments in so. cal. Extremely detail oriented, employs F1 style alignment techniques and he dedicates a lot of time to getting the car set up to your exact preferences down to sitting you in the car and aligning your steering wheel with your personalized perception of center - a really nice touch.
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that said, MRF engineering is the go-to shop for regular or performance alignments in so. cal. Extremely detail oriented, employs F1 style alignment techniques and he dedicates a lot of time to getting the car set up to your exact preferences down to sitting you in the car and aligning your steering wheel with your personalized perception of center - a really nice touch.
This seems like the very least you'd expect from a competent suspension setup. I've learned more about corner balancing and alignment while the guys at Lang Racing explain to me what they're doing than I could even put down here. I've been elsewhere so I know most shops don't really know what they're doing. The corner balance and alignment needs to be done at the same time, something you can only do with good equipment. Most places do a corner balance, then an alignment, and just call it a day. Unfortunately doing an alignment after a corner balance will often send your corner balance off by 1% or more. They showed me this when I was first getting my car setup.

I drive a BMW so I take my car to get setup by people who race BMW's. If you've just got a stock car or don't do any track driving just go to the dealer
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my vote of confidence goes to MRF as well, i've had my car aligned there a couple times now and it drives phenomenally well afterwards.

as a couple other members posted above, Malek really takes the time to make sure your car is where you want it to be based on your driving habits and mods.

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