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Old 06-11-2019, 09:51 PM
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.....were perfectly fine! But my alignment was off (especially toe-in on passenger front)

you expected a different issue?
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:56 PM
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But, I bet you were holding your breath.

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Old 06-11-2019, 10:07 PM
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I thought you were going to say:

"....were filthy with brake dust!"
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[sarcasm]You must be one of the few not having bent/cracked wheels.[/sarcasm]

Glad you did not have any major issues
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You just jinxed yourself...
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You just jinxed yourself...
I thought about that but I'm not Irish
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:07 AM
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Here was my factory "alignment" at the top (car had 50 miles on it):



Since I'd like my expensive tires to last for a little while, this is probably the first thing I'd do to any new vette.
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My 19 Z06 is going in for the 500 mile oil change soon. Getting the alignment done for better wear on the tires.
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Is GM covering the cost of alignment if done within 1st year of ownership?
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Is GM covering the cost of alignment if done within 1st year of ownership?
I thought it was the 1st 90 days?
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Gymbow View Post
Is GM covering the cost of alignment if done within 1st year of ownership?
depends

I had mine set to the DSC Sport street settings at my 500 mile oil change. I paid $150. Im good with it. Although IMO the stock alignment was garbage, it was within GM specs...nothing matched left to right...just sloppy IMO.

Now if you have a legit gripe about the car(pulls one way or the other, odd tire wear, etc...) I would expect it to be covered with an alignment set to GM specs...although maybe the tech will actually set it up well vs. the factory.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
.....were perfectly fine! But my alignment was off (especially toe-in on passenger front)

you expected a different issue?

Ken, after the engine debacle you needed some luck. I'm taking my GS in for a street alignment this Friday. I don't need at track alignment, and want my tires to last as long as possible.

BTW, mine is 6 months old, and my service writer said they would handle under warranty.

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GM covering the cost of alignment if done within 1st year of ownership?
My dealer would do the alignment check to GM specs, if I wanted the dsc specs they would have charged for it. Both vettes a year apart were out of gm alignment specs and we're adjusted n/c.

Both times my dealer said "let the suspension settle" (beyond the first 500 mile oil change) so I did both at around 900 miles.
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Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
I'm taking my GS in for a street alignment this Friday. I don't need at track alignment, and want my tires to last as long as possible.
That's why I took mine in but I paid for it (not done at a dealer)

Worth the $100 to me.....
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:41 AM
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My dealer would not do an alignment for my '19 GS at the 500 mile oil change. I asked for it to be done but they refused. There is a shop near me that is getting the set up for 'Vettes and they want to charge $300.00 for a complete alignment.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:45 AM
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Mine was $150 at a specialty alignment shop that is proud of their work (they set the rear caster separately included in that price too). $300 seems way high.
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:54 PM
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My alignment was about $130 at my dealer and that included rear caster.
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