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Hey folks;
Looking for an alignment shop in the Toronto area. I think I have a tough job to get done (shims on the rear solid axle), and I have not been happy with a few places I had it done, including the dealer. Would really like to get an expert looking at my car.

Would like to get my 2013 Elantra GT done, with the possibility of a shim having to be installed.

Thanks! I could have asked for this in an alignment thread but I figured the thread title would get some looks by folks in other subforums.
 

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Let's talk alignment for a second. There are specs. And there are Hyundai acceptable +/- tolerances built within those specs. What would an GREAT alignment specialist accept if it was his car? Just how close could he/she come to perfection? And what would those numbers be, on an Elantra sedan or GT, for example? I'm "guessing" (pure guess) that it might be a half-day ordeal to tweak it to perfection. Or, am I just blowing smoke outta you-know-where?

I ask, because I was a former Quality Engineer in a different life. I understand calibration and tolerances. I understand accuracy vs. precision. But I know nada about alignments. I'm trying to wrap my head around the perfect setting, providing it can even be accomplished. It's an OCD thing.
 

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Yeah some people just align until the 'green' guides line up. I'm looking for someone who can get me as close to preferred specs as possible, including the rear solid axle (which may not be possible, but still improved via a shim).
 

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Are any of your tires wearing faster than any others?

What is wrong with the places you've been?

IMO, as long as toe is zero, or very close to it, and camber is set within factory specs, you shouldn't have any issues.
 

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Yup. Rear tire is half-worn, bought brand-new in March.

Various issues with other shops (outlined in another thread). Looking for a respected alignment shop this time, and one that can work on a rear solid axle.

Can-Align near Hamilton gets rave reviews. I asked them tonight if they can work on our car, and he said the following:
I have to check if the Elantra has bolt on spindles for the rear. As long as there is a bolt on flange to flange surface I can shim it
Anybody know the answer to this? I believe there are Elantra sedan owners who had the rears adjusted.
 

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I was told this summer by a Hyundai dealer who did my alignment that it it not a warranty issue since alignment issues are caused by pot-holes, rubbing curbs, etc.
 
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