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Wheel alignment / tracking
« on: June 23, 2019, 06:32:10 PM »
Any good places to get wheel alignment done in london?

Anyone tried ATS?

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Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 07:29:02 PM »
You want somebody with the hunters wheel alignment system 👌

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Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 08:08:51 PM »
Elite direct in Rainham is my go to

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Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 09:41:27 PM »
Thanks for the replies, whats the rough cost ?

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Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 05:47:51 AM »
Lots of places in London do it including Kwik Fit. Expect to pay @£80 depending on how much time they spend adjusting the toe and rear camber.

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Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2019, 05:26:46 PM »
Lots of places in London do it including Kwik Fit. Expect to pay @£80 depending on how much time they spend adjusting the toe and rear camber.

If it isn't seized...

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Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 10:30:05 AM »
Lots of places in London do it including Kwik Fit. Expect to pay @£80 depending on how much time they spend adjusting the toe and rear camber.

If it isn't seized...
and if its not been done for a very long time... it will be seized!

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Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019, 05:20:38 PM »
Just had mine done at Southampton Wheel Alignment Center. Front and rear for £50. Highly recommend to anyone in the area. Its not too far from London, people travel along away to see this guy. Luckily for me its 10 mins from home.

One of the rear bolts was tight and needed some heat. Front fine (Because I'd replaced the track rod ends)






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Wheel alignment / tracking
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2019, 06:08:00 PM »
Just had mine done at Southampton Wheel Alignment Center. Front and rear for £50. Highly recommend to anyone in the area. Its not too far from London, people travel along away to see this guy. Luckily for me its 10 mins from home.

One of the rear bolts was tight and needed some heat. Front fine (Because I'd replaced the track rod ends)




Woo interesting i went to a place in
London that was a waste of time.

They said there was no way to adjust the camber!

Mind you it was on my Corrado vr6. To old for most people now days.


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Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2019, 07:30:52 PM »
I no a good place in the Wembley area

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Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2019, 11:45:52 AM »
@Dogma am i right in saying, the camber can only be adjusted at the back and the front has no camber adjustment?

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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2019, 08:33:53 AM »
@Dogma am i right in saying, the camber can only be adjusted at the back and the front has no camber adjustment?

I’m
Going to sound dumb here bud, that’s something I’m not really sure about, as I’ve never had it adjusted on this car before in my
Long ownership. It’s just when I got my tyres replaced the guy said he thought the camber was out and I should get it adjusted.


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Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2019, 01:07:09 PM »
@Dogma am i right in saying, the camber can only be adjusted at the back and the front has no camber adjustment?

Yes that’s correct. Front camber is fixed unless you use adjustable top mounts or Superpro ball joints. Rear is adjustable. Aside from this, castor is fixed and only toe can be adjusted.

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Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2019, 06:14:18 PM »
@Dogma am i right in saying, the camber can only be adjusted at the back and the front has no camber adjustment?

Yes that’s correct. Front camber is fixed unless you use adjustable top mounts or Superpro ball joints. Rear is adjustable. Aside from this, castor is fixed and only toe can be adjusted.

Ah many thanks, good info. I will look into this, as I was thinking of changing the shocks and springs as well depending on the route I take.

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Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2019, 06:23:10 AM »
Ah well, then I would definitely recommend putting on the superpro ball joints and whacking the front camber out as close to 2 degrees as you can get it. That’s the magic number used by the Clubsport S with its special spindles. I’ve been using some geo settings sourced by a leading mk5 race car team if you want any further info.