Need an alignment. Anything special about the Taycan's alignment / suspension to know about?

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I need to have my alignment checked. Dealership is booked out 3 weeks. My local Indie that I take my GT4 to does not work on any electric cars at the moment.

Is there anything special about the alignment/suspension of this car that needs special attention/tools. Any mechanic should be able to handle a simple alignment right?
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I doubt it - but I think you have to disable the air suspension before jacking it up otherwise it can jump off the jack.
 

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I doubt it - but I think you have to disable the air suspension before jacking it up otherwise it can jump off the jack.
@Gunner, here's the setting he's referring to. From the Drive menu, select "...", then Vehicle Settings, then Additional Chassis Settings. That brings you to Activate Car Jack Mode.
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The Panamera and Taycan share some similarities in this regard due to some shared and some modified components. My experience has been that it is best to have the dealership handle this for a few reasons. First unlike most cars the rear on these cars have one additional set of adjustment (toe? if I remember correctly). Second the ride height will have to be adjusted if the suspension geometry is changed, the only people who can do this are a select few Indies if they have a PIWIS and the dealership. This is important as the ride height is set to a very specific measurement for weight balancing, which is probably more important on this platform than others. Lastly the steering angle sensor has to be calibrated, which is a bench calibration and can only be completed again by a select few indie shops or the dealership. All of that is to say I wouldn't let any old mechanic near my Taycan or Panamera unless they have extensive experience on these specific vehicles.
 

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I wouldn't let anyone but the Porsche dealer handle this for you for the reasons listed above.

Out of curiosity, do you have a problem that can't wait 3 weeks for a dealership appointment?
 
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The Panamera and Taycan share some similarities in this regard due to some shared and some modified components. My experience has been that it is best to have the dealership handle this for a few reasons. First unlike most cars the rear on these cars have one additional set of adjustment (toe? if I remember correctly). Second the ride height will have to be adjusted if the suspension geometry is changed, the only people who can do this are a select few Indies if they have a PIWIS and the dealership. This is important as the ride height is set to a very specific measurement for weight balancing, which is probably more important on this platform than others. Lastly the steering angle sensor has to be calibrated, which is a bench calibration and can only be completed again by a select few indie shops or the dealership. All of that is to say I wouldn't let any old mechanic near my Taycan or Panamera unless they have extensive experience on these specific vehicles.
Thanks for this! I figured there might be something like this, hence why I asked

I wouldn't let anyone but the Porsche dealer handle this for you for the reasons listed above.

Out of curiosity, do you have a problem that can't wait 3 weeks for a dealership appointment?
No so much time frame as convenience and laziness. The dealership is out of the way and it would be way easier to do it at a shop closer to my work.
 

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No so much time frame as convenience and laziness. The dealership is out of the way and it would be way easier to do it at a shop closer to my work.
Ok, gotcha, although I guess I was wondering more why you think you need an alignment in the first place, if you don't mind sharing that info. If you've started to experience an alignment problem it might be something of interest to the group.
 
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Nothing major. Car pulls a little to the right and I feel the steering wheel is slightly cocked off of center.

My car was a demo so I think its more wear and tear and not some inherent issue with the car
 

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Thanks. Off center wheel really bugs me. Good luck with everything.
 
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