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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 09-20-2012, 11:58 AM
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Alignment shop recommendation Eastbay

Anybody know a good alignment shop in Eastbay?
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:51 PM
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Motorsport Techniques in Hayward (Pretty good guys, been coming here for years on all my cars and is a Tire Rack recommended installer)

TC Design in Milpitas (Not cheap but imho one of the best in the Bay Area)
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:55 AM
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I have service done at Bavarian Motorsport, I believe TC Design is next door. TC Design quoted me $120.00 per hr on four wheel alignment. I heard about Motor Techniques...I will give them a call. Thanks.



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Motorsport Techniques in Hayward (Pretty good guys, been coming here for years on all my cars and is a Tire Rack recommended installer)

TC Design in Milpitas (Not cheap but imho one of the best in the Bay Area)
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:30 PM
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Alignment Services in Walnut Creek. If you're familiar with Chris' background, you'll appreciate his work now that he's got his own digs.
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Sorry, forgot to mention look up Yelp for reviews on Alignment Services. It seems those that have complained did so because "they were rude". And while i noticed some of that, I personally don't put importance on politeness with an alignment job, so long as the job is done right, and the "final values" report confirm that. Drives better too. They're reasonably priced ($80 for a four-wheel alignment) and have the latest equipment. The location looks dodgy until you roll into his shop. Not directed at the OP, but if one were the mamby-pamby type this probably isn't the coolest place to check out.

I don't usually give recommendations (on anything) which is why I'm trying to provide as much detail as I can. Do your own research and you will be fine.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:04 PM
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$80.00 not bad for wheel alignment. Motorsport Techniques gave me a quote of $85.00. Dealer charge $189.00.

QUOTE=cvx5832;7088970]Sorry, forgot to mention look up Yelp for reviews on Alignment Services. It seems those that have complained did so because "they were rude". And while i noticed some of that, I personally don't put importance on politeness with an alignment job, so long as the job is done right, and the "final values" report confirm that. Drives better too. They're reasonably priced ($80 for a four-wheel alignment) and have the latest equipment. The location looks dodgy until you roll into his shop. Not directed at the OP, but if one were the mamby-pamby type this probably isn't the coolest place to check out.

I don't usually give recommendations (on anything) which is why I'm trying to provide as much detail as I can. Do your own research and you will be fine.[/QUOTE]
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Alignment Services in Walnut Creek. If you're familiar with Chris' background, you'll appreciate his work now that he's got his own digs.
I second this nomination. Chris is a true professional, he only does alignments and clearly knows his stuff. Out of there after a 1/2 hour and a couple of adjustments. The price is definitely right compared to some local indy shops (Edge in Dublin wants $149 and will keep the car for 2-3 hours) and the dealer ($199 "special" at East Bay BMW).
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:17 AM
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Sorry, forgot to mention look up Yelp for reviews on Alignment Services.
It's not east bay, but, if it helps, the shop I use is in the south bay - and they're absolutely FANTASTIC!

It's a mom-and-pop operation, but they have a $50K hunter machine, looks brand new, and best of all, they let you watch up close, touch things, ask questions, snap pictures, and see all the diagnostics on the screen, and, in general, be a PITA. They don't seem to mind.

They even give you the $10 Yelp discount if you simply mention that you want it to "Debbie" the counterperson, so, the $100 alignment was $90, all told (no tax).

Pro Alignment & Brake
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2875 Winchester Blvd Campbell, CA 95008 (408) 370-1421
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