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jascha

Alignment Shop in LA (Southbay)

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I have a 1999 996 C2 Coupe which has developed a bit of shake around 70+Mph. Once I get a bit faster the shake is bad enough to where I have to back off throttle.

Can someone recommend a good place to check my alignment/wheel balance in LA area. I am in Southbay area but will travel for a place someone has had good experience with. I plan on going to a track day soon and want to be sure the car will not have issues at high speeds as well.

Thanks for any help in advance!

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Darren at Westend Alignment in Gardena, (310) 808-9233

are they just an alignment shop? any other services? specialize in certain cars?

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I have a 1999 996 C2 Coupe which has developed a bit of shake around 70+Mph. Once I get a bit faster the shake is bad enough to where I have to back off throttle.

Can someone recommend a good place to check my alignment/wheel balance in LA area. I am in Southbay area but will travel for a place someone has had good experience with. I plan on going to a track day soon and want to be sure the car will not have issues at high speeds as well.

Thanks for any help in advance!

Jascha (the photosuperstar),

I recently had the same issue with the shakiness, close to unbearable between 68 and 75 mph, and when I told my Hoehn P-service writer that I needed an alignment to fix it, he told me it was a balancing issue and not an alignment issue. I'm still kind of unclear what on the distinction, except that front balancing costs about 1/10 of an alignment. So, check it out before you pay $200-300 for an alignment.

Good luck.

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I have a 1999 996 C2 Coupe which has developed a bit of shake around 70+Mph. Once I get a bit faster the shake is bad enough to where I have to back off throttle.

Can someone recommend a good place to check my alignment/wheel balance in LA area. I am in Southbay area but will travel for a place someone has had good experience with. I plan on going to a track day soon and want to be sure the car will not have issues at high speeds as well.

Thanks for any help in advance!

If your car shakes around 70+MPH, it sounds likely that one of the stick on wheel weights has come off. I've had good luck with the America's Tire chain, but I buy tires there and they will do the wheel balancing for free

For Porsche alignment in the southbay, I had great results from Steve Alarcon at Johnson's Alignment in Torrance and would definitely use him again

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The problem is probably more than alignment, out of balance and maybe out of round tires/rims. Take your car to Nate Jones Tire in Signal Hill for on the car balancing. He recently shaved my tires and balanced them. i took my car to several places for shaking and now it is vibration free.

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Based on the problem, you can go to most competent tire shops to get the job done. If need further expertise; johnson's or west end but everybody knows Darren is the best and you need to book two weeks ahead.

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