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Laser alignment

superkarl Jan 30, 2011

  1. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    I'm going to need it doing soon so my question is where and how much?
    First place that comes to my head is awesome gti, anyone had it done there?
    Cheers boyos
     
  2. beachbuggy

    beachbuggy Well-Known Member

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    Assuming you mean wheel alignment.I Pay £25. It's more for a 4 wheel one.
     
  3. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Yes wheel alignment, that's cheap, I was expecting more. It's prob not gonna be any more than 50 would you say? I just want a good one that's bang on. The one in my dads garage is ***** apparently so I dont want a naff job when it's such an important aspect when it comes to handling.

    Also, do most garages return it to the factory set up, or do they alter it slightly for more grip etc?
     
  4. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

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    motfree Member

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    Demon tweaks are ment to be good adjust camber and that think its about £70 though
     
  6. [Dave B]

    [Dave B] Daddy

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    I had mine done at awesome and it cost about £80ish IIRC. The car feels much better afterwards.
     
  7. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    JBS always did mine @ £50
     
  8. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Jbs is quite a way to travel to be honest. Whereas awesome is a little closer. Thanks guys
     
  9. Ian W

    Ian W Active Member

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    I have always had my cars done at demon tweeks, got a nice setup for alignment there now.

    Think it was £55 when I had it done in September.
     
  10. finesse

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

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    what wrong with kwik fit £25 :)
     
  11. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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  12. chapmanvr6

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    Where you from mate? I'm takin mine to Nigel langs in bolton on Friday morning. Said it will cost around 70 quid for a full geometry setup.
     
  13. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

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    You pay them £25, they do a c**p job or no job at all, and then spend the next 15 minutes trying to sell you new:
    • tyres
    • brake pads
    • brake discs
    • cv boots
    • exhaust
    In fact anything they can try and push.
     
  14. SamiG

    SamiG On Boost, ish.

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    Anyone know I front & rear camber is adjustable on S3's??
     
  15. sam4191

    sam4191 If In doubt, Flat out!

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    Had mine done earlier at Christchurch Tyres. (no where near most of you I'd guess) But it only cost me £36. Car is even nicer to drive than it was! They use a big laser alignment machine. Very impressive equipment I must say!!!
     
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    Yes - see my earlier post (#4) which has a link and in that thread it gives some indication of what the range of adjustment is.
     
  17. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    I'm from southport in the north west. So awesome gti isn't a massive mission. But then having fitted bushes top mounts and ball joints, I don't want to drive it all scew wiff. I'm going to hunt more locally. But I'd trust somewhere like awesome to do a great job.

    Jason that's a good link thanks, I think I'l note down those settings in post 15 for whoever does it. I hope it feels great afterwards :)
     
  18. the jammy one

    the jammy one Member

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    im in southport myself i use steves tyed and exhuasted by train staion the one way street
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Fella across the road works there haha. Small world. 4 wheel drive laser alignment? Do you trust them?
     
  20. IGI

    IGI Member

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    If you want the best try and find a centre that uses Hunter alignment equipment its the daddies !! costs a fortune to install and techies have to be properly trained up to use it.
    Most decent 4 wheel alignment equipment is fed through a computer showing super acurate readings from the lasers.You do get non computer based laser alignment guages that arent as acurate so be wary of what you are getting for your money
    Good alignment places will give you a before and after print out for peace of mind so you will know what was out and that its been corrected
     
  21. finesse

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

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    you know anywhere in London or Southeast?
     
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    jcs356 Brum brum

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    I had it done last summer by AH Autos in Guildford who service the S3 for me. No idea of the cost.
     

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