It's amazing that there are 2 completely different takes on springs settling and waiting for an alignment. Talked to one performance shop and they laughed when I asked about them Installing and then coming back for an alignment. They said you don't need to wait. He said quality springs don't settle to any noticable extent. Asked another shop and they said yaaaa sure drive it a few days and come back for an alignment let them settle. Wtf? I plan to have them installed and the car aligned same day. On my mustang I did the same thing and had no issues. But to be honest, I wonder what the real truth is
Benny Hill told me my z06 would settle half an inch or so in the few thousand miles after I took delivery, while I was at the plant. I figure he knew what he was about. The cx5 uses a different suspension of course, but its food for thought.