About 2 months ago, I had a 4 wheel alignment done on my 2006 Mazda 3. Now I need to replace the rear shocks.

I'm planning on replacing the shocks myself and I am trying to avoid having to get another alignment done so soon.

How bad will the rear alignment be affected when replacing the shocks?


Since these are shocks only and not struts on the back, it's a straight remove and replace operation on them. You will not need another wheel alignment with just a rear shock change. The only time you need a new alignment is when you mess with the geometry of the suspension. If you changed out ball joints, struts, tie rods, or the like.

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