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So, I just dropped my subframe and axles, and installed my clutch and etc. Drove it home from my buddy's house and it drove straight and everything was normal... Steering wheel was straight and everything.. So I can rule out the install of the subframe or whatever messed it up...

Took it to get it aligned at a local shop and afterwards the steering wheel was off-centered to the left while driving straight. Took it to my work, and tried to align it with my friend. Aligned the toe and etc.. Steering wheel still crooked..
Took it back to the local shop that did the alignment the 1st time, re-did it.. It still did the same thing.. So, I don't want to take it back b/c they can't fix it.. Took it to a local performance shop and they aligned it again and test drove it and aligned it and test drove it and adjusted the tie rods and etc... Still did the same thing... They said I need to replace my front upper strut bearing mounts b/c it was getting stuck and causing my steering wheel to be stuck to the right, so I have steer to the left to keep straight on the road..

BTW, I am on Buddy Club N+, never had an accident, or hit anything, tires are pretty new(we swapped tires around to see if that was it, and it wasn't), (wheels are in mint condition, and no bends) Alignment specs are perfect..
Car is a 06-RSX-S
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did you do a full 4 wheel alignment? when you adjust the rears, the front goes crooked.
yes, it was 4 wheel alignment.
 

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swap your front tires left to right and drive! bet it will drift the other direction!

edit ok just saw, sorry didn't see you tried it already!

what's the specs?
its good specs.. I just found out that there are no oem bearings inside my buddy club n+ coilovers, they came with them inside already.

Alignment specs:

Front
-1.6 -1.6 camber
2.6 2.6 caster
0.04 0.03 toe


Rear
-1.3 -1.2 camber
.08 .05 toe


Its now currently 0 on the front toe.. We tried tinkering with the specs 4 times.. Help??
 

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yeah, your right about the bearings. It doesn't make any sensor to me either.. Doesn't make sense why the steering wheel would be off-centered while going straight...
 

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yeah, but the car's steer wheel was perfectly centered before I got the alignment, so they had to throw something off that we can't fix.. Me and my buddy are going to mess with the toe/tie rod adjustments again.... Just gotta spend more time, adjusting and testing which is a pain in the ass when you have to put it back on the alignment rack everytime..
 

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1 of my upper bushing on my coilovers were shot.. That was the culprit.. Having some shipped to me as we speak...
 

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yeah, well I finally got it fixed.. It wasn't the bushings or etc... I had to take it to a bmw/Maserati/Ferrari auto service shop to get my shit aligned properly.. They do all specialize in suspensions/alignments for the Ferrari/Maseratii dealership next door.. LOL Steering wheel is perfected straight now... Apparently Acura(2 times), Local performance shop(3 times), and local high peformance tire shop(2 times) couldn't do it right... I was referred to the them from a buddy, so they did my car as an exception, since I explained to him I have been to 4 shops to aligned it and my steering wheel is still off... BTW, the guy(british accent from south africa) used to work on the maseratti/ferrari race team dealing with suspensions and alignments.. I was like, RSX is a piece of cake.. LOL LOL Even better, they charged me next to nothing vs the other alignments I had to pay for.. LOL

It did take 2 hours to fine tune it tho.. I test drove, came back, and told him where to adjust... I have had 8 alignments in the past 2 weeks on my rsx... I am soo glad its finally over.. LOL I told them I am def. taking my rsx back next time if I ever touched the suspension... They said no problem and told me to send all my rsx buddies there too since its slow there...
 
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