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I read about this quite a bit so I wanted to chime in. My stock car has 30K miles and the rear would always squat and wiggle at WOT even on the highway. It felt very unsafe. I guess I attributed it to wheel spin due to 640hp going thru only two wheels. I mitigated it by rolling into the throttle, as I would at lower speeds when wheel spin would really the a problem.

In any case the steering wheel was a hair off center and the car has brand new tires, so I figured I'd get an alignment to make sure I get the best life out of them. These tires aren't cheap! Well the toe was out on all four corners. Now the car feels 99 percent more confident when I go WOT from highway speeds. Very little squat (to be expected) and zero wiggle in the rear. Make sure you have them give you the before/after printout so you know they didnt half ass it. Of course my local shop charged a "V tax" for my alignment.
 
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Mine rides a little loose at higher speeds. I planned to get an alignment as well and ask them to place the toe and camber slightly inside the center of the "good" range thinking that was probably the problem. That's some good confirmation.
 

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Make sure to tell them you want the before and after print out. This way they know you know your shit and don’t just get it close enough.
 

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I'm getting my shocks checked as we speak. This is some great news. Can you post the alignment specs? I've got booty twerk like crazy and have been chasing it.
 
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Here you go. The rear got pretty squirrely when I hit it on the hwy. It felt kind of similar but definitely different than wheelspin from a 20 or 40 roll. 98 percent better now.
 

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