Wheel alignment guide. What you need to know. UPDATED 21/05

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Re: Wheel alignment guide. What you need to know.

Post by sheepy » Fri May 16, 2008 3:51 pm

Interesting read & according to the dealer locator there is one only 2 miles from me :shock: I never knew this place sold tyres never mind had a 4WA machine but I will check them out, cheers :D
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Re: Wheel alignment guide. What you need to know.

Post by Liquid » Fri May 16, 2008 4:11 pm

DarrenC wrote:
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bruggers100 wrote:Quality write up. Are you going to post this in the FAQs ?
Cheers

... People forget all to easily about the useful posts in that...
It took me a while to find that section when I first visited, you might want to consider moving it higher up the board index...maybe split it from forum/site FAQs and give it a more descriptive name too?

Yeah, the entire section has needed an overhaul for quite some time. We're getting there :)
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Re: Wheel alignment guide. What you need to know.

Post by Dr MTree » Fri May 16, 2008 7:24 pm

Good write-up Liquid, extremely informative.

Will have to get the M3 done someday.
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Re: Wheel alignment guide. What you need to know.

Post by MParallel » Wed May 21, 2008 12:25 am

Holy shite! I've never seen such a thorough 4WA! :shock:

Adding weights to simulate passengers and bagage and all...wow!
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Re: Wheel alignment guide. What you need to know.

Post by dan101smith » Wed May 21, 2008 6:25 am

Great write up, thanks.

I had a 4WA done at Bexley after they repaired my coilovers. The original settings (from the previous owner) were all over the shop. It was running massive camber front and rear. This was reigned in, and instantly noticable on the drive home. Well worth it.

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Re: Wheel alignment guide. What you need to know.

Post by Liquid » Wed May 21, 2008 9:58 am

Cheers

From what I understand, Bexley's have exactly the same machine so it's worth anyone in that area getting a check done with them; given their knowledge of the cars to start with.
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Re: Wheel alignment guide. What you need to know.

Post by wpo750 » Wed May 21, 2008 10:06 am

dan101smith wrote:Great write up, thanks.

I had a 4WA done at Bexley after they repaired my coilovers. The original settings (from the previous owner) were all over the shop. It was running massive camber front and rear. This was reigned in, and instantly noticable on the drive home. Well worth it.
I wasn't aware that Bexley Motor Works did 4WA, how much is it to have it done these days? I think I need mine done.

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Re: Wheel alignment guide. What you need to know.

Post by dan101smith » Wed May 21, 2008 11:41 am

wpo750 wrote:I wasn't aware that Bexley Motor Works did 4WA, how much is it to have it done these days? I think I need mine done.
About £100 from memory.

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Re: Wheel alignment guide. What you need to know. UPDATED 21/05

Post by -James- » Wed May 21, 2008 12:31 pm

Interesting, think i'll take mine back there again then to have it done!
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Re: Wheel alignment guide. What you need to know. UPDATED 21/05

Post by -Neilos- » Wed May 21, 2008 1:28 pm

good info

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Re: Wheel alignment guide. What you need to know. UPDATED 21/05

Post by Redman » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:20 am

Good stuff and great write up, I took the m3 to get this done in one of only 2 KwikFits in the country that do this, and made the car feel 100% can not stress how important it was for the drive to get done, people can be slightly out of alignment and not even notice, felt great after the work was done. 8)

But, ever since i got it done i seemed to have gotten a sticky caliper and not sure if it was due to the guy who done this work for me at fault ? He seemed to do a lot of adjusting on all wheels...? :?
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