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    alignment question

    I did my wishbone bushes the other day (complete arms), but when I went out in it today (I live above my work and dont need to use it every day) I noticed that it is very twitchy on the road especially on bumps. I'm going to check the tracking tomorrow but I didnt think there was any adjustment on changing the wishbones unlike the S3 having the possibility of moving the balljoints in or out. Any other thoughts...

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    Re: alignment question

    regardless of not having any adjustment on them i think you will still need some sort of tracking/aligment done. Always the case after changing any steering or suspension component.
    Worth doing now before it affects your tyres

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    Re: alignment question

    After I had my wishbones done I got tracking done first thing next day, and car did feel more twitchy even after that. I put it down to having fresh rubber in the bushes and just feeling more through the steering. It took a little bit of getting used to though, it definitely felt a bit "jittery" but it still gripped well and steering wasn't as vague as it had felt previously.

    (I traded the A3 in against an Octavia estate last week and I really miss the sport suspension and lower seats in the A3, but handling isn't as bad as I thought, even though it's the estate. Bummer is that this Octavia seems to be guzzling fuel (1.8T))

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    Re: alignment question

    checked it out today and it was miles out so I have adjusted them and the car feels a lot better. Had to heat the locking nuts red hot to get the buggers to move!

 

 

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