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Edition 30 Alignment
« on: January 22, 2022, 10:18:17 pm »
Needing my alignment done. Is there anything i should be noticing when driving the car with the alignment the way it is ?  I have bilstein b8 dampers, kw springs and a powerflex anti lift kit fitted. Is there anything i would benefit from fitting before getting the alignment adjusted or even different settings. The car just gets used on the road. Many thanks




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Re: Edition 30 Alignment
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2022, 11:28:28 am »
Review bush condition, if there are shot bushes there is no point getting alignment done until those are replaced.

I am sure are is improved alignment settings out there, but the issue will be finding a garage willing to adjust to them- you would most likely be looking for a specialist in wheel alignment.
For their indemnity, the big nationwide garage chains just set to what their computer says - and that is it! - as an example of how strict they are (not applicable to our Golfs), if your car is something weird that isn't in their computer database for the machine, they wont touch it.

From the readings you have added, assuming the powerflex anti lift kit is still good, it looks like either Left top mount has sagged or front control arm bush is on the way out - if it is loose you may be finding vague steering and tramlining.
Rear left look suspect for failed bushes - for OEM bushes the quickest option is replace entire arms.

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Re: Edition 30 Alignment
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2022, 04:37:35 pm »
As said hardest part is finding a garage who is willing and has the knowledge and is not just someone who does whatever the database says. If you mention where your based someone may know a specialist on here near you that can help, I know a couple in Cardiff/Bristol area if you're close. SuspensionSecrets near Manchester are true masters of setup if that's close to you either. A really good setup guru will be able to translate how you want the car to handle into specific alignment settings.

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Re: Edition 30 Alignment
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2022, 04:58:22 pm »
Thanks for the replys. Im up in east scotland. The gti only has 38k on the clock. It has 12mm h&r spacers on it as i have ttrs disks and calipers up front. Forgot i also have replaced the other wishbone bushes with powerflex too. Will look for a specialist close to me.

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Re: Edition 30 Alignment
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2022, 07:31:46 pm »
Im up in east scotland.

Me too - I have used CLCM in Edinburgh a few times, they get great reviews: http://www.clcm-autotyre.co.uk/
They are only 1/2 a mile from the end of the M8, so not the hardest to get to.
It's been a good few years since I used them last, mysteriously their card machine always seemed to be "not working".