Q&A on allignment and new Yoko as430 '93 civic Si

just had NTB install a 4-set of Yoko AS430 (= Yoko Avid H4S ) and an alignment on '93 civic Si
the tires replaced a set of "Dunlop A2 Sport". Yokos feel softer in the
turns than the A2s and no squeal like on the A2s, they do stick and are comfortable and quiet on highway and rain performance seems a little better so i like then for that but the A2s definatle seemed sportier.
Any one else have similar experience with tire change (yoko) ?
Alignment was supposedly off (toe in was out of factory spec -- more on left than right) i believe this , the steering was stiff and pulling left and more when brakes applied so they adjusted to almost exact middle of of factory spec range but i noticed something odd when driving... the steering is very sensitive and drifts all over (very slightly) so constant slight compensation seems required to keep straight track, wind does not have the same affect as it did, if that info helps
Any ideas on what alignment should be to get a better/stiffer/less sensitive steering track ?
thanks for any usefull replies rob
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Rob B wrote:

you need to state vehicle mileage. wandering can be a symptom of wear in a suspension joint. once you've determined that /not/ to be the problem find an alignment shop that knows what they're doing on the 4-wheel honda alignment - in my experience, few do and few are able to get it right first time. get it rechecked.
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--snip--
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steering
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mileage is 197K and forgot to mention that NTB supposedly checked for suspension problems as part of the alignment service as they offer repair services. however i do not really trust those giant auto service places much anymore, i may just get the honda dealer to check alignment but i have experienced problems with dealers too.
i really should have ordered the tirerack.com tires then had the tires put on at one of their trusted service affiliates, NTB was there, i finally had the time... guess thats the price of convenience these days
thanks rob
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Jim needs to cite his sources, if he has any, on four-wheel alignment. Mine say only the front is likely to be adjustable on these early 1990s Civics, and then IIRC only toe.
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Elle wrote:

er, how about section 18.5 of the service manual, "rear toe inspection/adjustment"? you're a prize sometimes elle.
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