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Discussion in 'Other Brands & Models' started by Drystone, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. Drystone
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    The balancing has been out on my Golf for a few months now. It originally started after having two new front tyres fitted, the familiar vibration through the steering wheel at 70mph+. I took the car to National and had the balancing checked, they said it was slightly out and sorted it.

    I still had the vibration through the steering though /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif. Back to the dealers /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif the car went as I thought that maybe the suspension was bent or something else more serious. They gave it the all clear and recommended getting the wheels looked at by a specialist who has equipment that allows the wheels to be balanced whilst they are still on the car.

    Question is does anyone know of one of these specialists in the Manchester/Lancashire area? If not then maybe just a reliable tyre dealer who I can trust to balance the wheels properly the old fashioned way.

    Cheers,

    Christian
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    AmD have the full laser beissbarth thingy - that's where I took mine when the Audi dealer told me it was fine.

    Then I took the printout back to them to prove it wasn't fine !
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    THISTLEWAITES, in bolton - they have a 4 wheel alinement thingy - tel 01204 524392
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    As much I'd like a trip to AMD it's a bit too far away unfortunately. Thistlewaites in 'Peter Kay' land on the other hand is a definite possibility, I'll probably give them a ring. Any idea on price? Thanks Matt.

    Christian
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    I had four wheel check for a Scoobi done there for about £25 a couple of years back.

    Dan
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    i think its around the 30 - 40 quid mark.
    cant be much more than that /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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    theres a place in Handforth near me that does 4 wheel jobbies too for £25. is it nearer to u ??
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    [ QUOTE ]
    theres a place in Handforth near me that does 4 wheel jobbies too for £25. is it nearer to u ??

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    I have heard of a place you can get a hand jobbie for £15........

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    If you have aftermarket alloys, make sure that the spacer rings have not been lost. If one is missing no matter how well balanced your tyres are the wheel will bounce like a bu66er!
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