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Alignment prob @ Midas with new coilovers

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This is a cross post from I-club but what the hey.

The other day I installed my coilovers. Today I went to Midas to have it aligned. Well, they said in order to align it they will need to cut a piece off my suspension (The hole where the bolt that connects the strut to the control arm) because they cant align the car unless they dont. Not that I dont believe the guys at Midas, but I think this cutting is unnecessary because I have never heard anyone doing this as long as Ive been on the club. The guy at Midas said it i a subaru thing. I dont know what the hell is going on. I tried searching but had no luck. Please help me out. Thanks in advance.
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Far away! Get your car away from Midas!

I took my car in to have the muffler replaced (an old VW Rabbit) because it had a hole in it. Doh - simple job - cut the pipe, drop the old muffler, put a new one up, weld it back on.

Well, they explained to me how the VW's only had a one piece exhaust pipe from the engine to the muffler and the whole thing had to be replaced. Never mind that the damn pipe bends OVER the rear axle assembly. They wanted something like $500. Sure, you'd need the header down pipe, flex joint, straight pipe, and then the part that bends over the axle.

I asked "So how do you put a one-piece pipe in without removing THE WHOLE FRIGGIN' AXLE you morons?" I had just recently replaced the whole axle myself as I sent it into a curb sideways at about 30mph. Okay, that's another story.

I told them to get my car off the rack and give me my keys back, I was going to a reuptable shop that would not try and rip me off.

Local muffler shop - $60 later, job well done. Exactly as I said.

Take your car to a Subaru specialist, or at the very least some one who says they work on Subarus.

What a crock of shit.

Okay, can you tell that I think that Midas is the biggest, most dishonest bunch of thieves I've ever seen? Maybe it's because they are. :curse:
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WTF?? why are they gonna cut off?? i am just curious, are they aligning it per your specs?? I would RUN as well, you are not cutting ANYTHING off my car bub.
Holy crap I didnt know what I could have gotten myself into... It was my first time getting anything aligned so I tried the "big" guys at MIdas. I would understand that they would need to cut it IF the coilovers I bought and installed was built not specifically for my car, but these are made by Cusco for the GC8 Impreza, so I am confused. Anyway guys, thanks a lot for the advice! Now I gotta find a subaru specialist around where I live...
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