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Hope everyone spending the big bucks for those new wheels and tires are going the last step by getting an alignment. Has anyone found any national chains that can align your SC? I went to Brakes Plus and they said they said they don't have info on any 2021 or 2022 vehicles (which kind of surprised me). They suggested going back to the dealer (... not if I don't have too). What have you done for your SC alignment?
 

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FYI, Adding new wheels and tires does not require an alignment. Personally I wouldn't use the dealer. They rarely have competent suspension guys on staff like a dedicated wheel and tire place. They'll likely just tell you you're in "Range" which can be pretty broad and send you down the road. If you really want it spot on, get the specs from the shop manual, go to a specialist and insist the numbers are spot on to that spec. I have toe plates and camber gauges, so I do my own. Haven't found a need to adjust any of my cars in years unless I change ride height (springs) or want to tweak the toe in for feel on my sportier stuff..
 

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I take all my vehicles to a race car specialist shop for tires and alignment, they know their stuff and prep cars for race track especially those who go to Circuit of the Americas (COTA).
If you can find such specialty shop that would be the best option.
From what they told me, adding a wider tire, little bit of more offset, ect. is not necessary for a new alignment. But if you track the car, or drive it hard all the time, then they recommend checking alignment once a year and adjust if needed.

For most street, gently/carefully driven vehicle, unless you hit a significant pothole, your alignment is most likely good for many years. Dealership that insists on doing alignment based on year/miles pretty much just up-sell you unnecessary stuff
 

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Interesting, I've been having an alignment issue with my SC since I bought it in early September. Dealer I bought it from says they aren't expecting alignment codes until sometime in November. I've also checked with several other local dealers as well. Did you get these from a dealer or from a local shop? Also, me not knowing much about alignments, are these numbers the same regardless if you have the 18" or 20" wheels?
 

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Interesting, I've been having an alignment issue with my SC since I bought it in early September. Dealer I bought it from says they aren't expecting alignment codes until sometime in November. I've also checked with several other local dealers as well. Did you get these from a dealer or from a local shop? Also, me not knowing much about alignments, are these numbers the same regardless if you have the 18" or 20" wheels?
Yep, another example of dealer having no clue.

This is straight from Hyundai tech info, which every dealer service department would have access to. Even before SC hit the dealer lot, the tech spec already appeared in the site.
What I posted is for 2.5T models, and given that 2.5T includes both 18" and 20" wheels, and there's no special distinction, I'd say the alignment spec is good for both
 
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