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Old 10-08-2012, 02:14 PM
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Default Wheel Alignment on '09 Elantra GLS

Getting close for needing tires and have a question about wheel alignment? Usually I will align the front end when buying new set of tires to get the best wear and ride. Does anyone have any suggestions for Hyundai Elantras? Is front end alignment only needed or both front and rear. Does anyone know the acceptable range if the service techs run a check and give me the readouts of what readings needs an alignment and what is considered ok?

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This is an old post, but for the benefit of others:

If you are buying good quality tires and are planning to keep your car a while, it's well worth it to have all four corners checked for alignment. Even if you drive on near perfect roads, it can take only one smack into a curb or a drop into a pot hole or road work to knock the alignment off.

If you take into account the premature tire wear and increased gas consumption without it, having an alignment is a good deal. Besides, the mechanic will be checking your car for wear in the ball joints, tie rod ends, wheel bearings, steering rack, column u-joint and the struts, so it's a safety check too.

These specs are from a 2006-1010 service manual:

Front Wheel Alignment

Toe-in
Total
00.2
Individual
00.1
Camber angle
-0.60.5
Caster angle
4.320.5
King-pin angle
13.220.5

Rear Wheel Alignment

Toe-in
Total
0.220.2
Individual
0.110.1
Camber angle
-10.5
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