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

Anyone tried ATS?
Title: Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: Dannyboi#722 on June 23, 2019, 07:29:02 PM
You want somebody with the hunters wheel alignment system 👌
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Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on June 23, 2019, 08:08:51 PM
Elite direct in Rainham is my go to
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Post by: Shamm on June 23, 2019, 09:41:27 PM
Thanks for the replies, whats the rough cost ?
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Post by: colesey 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.
Title: Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: MPS 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...
Title: Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: muff1991 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!
Title: Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: neilw 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)

(https://i.ibb.co/8jmn5b6/20190629-111235.jpg)




Title: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: Dogma 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)

(https://i.ibb.co/8jmn5b6/20190629-111235.jpg)


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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Post by: Stig_gti on July 03, 2019, 07:30:52 PM
I no a good place in the Wembley area
Title: Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: muff1991 on July 04, 2019, 11:45:52 AM
@Dogma (https://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=16773) am i right in saying, the camber can only be adjusted at the back and the front has no camber adjustment?
Title: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: Dogma on July 05, 2019, 08:33:53 AM
@Dogma (https://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=16773) 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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Post by: colesey on July 05, 2019, 01:07:09 PM
@Dogma (https://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=16773) 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.
Title: Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: Dogma on July 05, 2019, 06:14:18 PM
@Dogma (https://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=16773) 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.

Cheers


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Title: Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: colesey 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.
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Post by: Dogma on July 06, 2019, 01:16:21 PM
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.


Many thanks will take a look at that and see if it still available for my car.


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Title: Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: goku4ever on July 07, 2019, 02:31:07 AM
I no a good place in the Wembley area


Where in Wembley? Recently had my shock n springs changed and a new set of PS4 tyres.


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Title: Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: Shamm on July 07, 2019, 05:54:51 PM
I went to hendon tyres good guys there plus they have the hunters system too
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Post by: Stig_gti on July 07, 2019, 07:50:14 PM
I no a good place in the Wembley area

It’s near the Wembley stadium euro tyres the place is called, Jezz is the owner good lads there. And Thursday nights there open later.
Where in Wembley? Recently had my shock n springs changed and a new set of PS4 tyres.


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Title: Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: goku4ever on July 09, 2019, 08:44:38 PM
I no a good place in the Wembley area

It’s near the Wembley stadium euro tyres the place is called, Jezz is the owner good lads there. And Thursday nights there open later.
Where in Wembley? Recently had my shock n springs changed and a new set of PS4 tyres.


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Well I went there today to get the tracking done. They couldn’t do the back as the bolts were seized. Anyways, the fronts were slightly off which the aligned but car pulls to the left now. I’ll have to go back tomorrow again.


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Title: Re: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: Stig_gti on July 09, 2019, 09:55:20 PM
Who did the work, was it jezz son
Title: Wheel alignment / tracking
Post by: goku4ever on July 09, 2019, 11:49:22 PM
Who did the work, was it jezz son

I think it's Jezz, the owner.

The issue is that back couldn't be done as the bolts were seized. Think this is what's causing the car to drift to the left

What can i do with this issue? Is a new rear arm that's needed?


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