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Tyre wear & Alignment - A4 Quattro

JohnboyC Apr 14, 2009

  1. JohnboyC

    JohnboyC Member

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    OK...my front tyres are showing wear on the outer edges.....in terms of front wheel alignment on my a4 2.5TDi Avant Quattro Sport, running 18" RS6 replicas & 235/40/ZR/18's tyres what does this mean ? Too much toe in or toe out ? wrong camber ?
    Or...is this normal wear pattern on a A4 Quattro ?

    Preston Audi are quoting me £99 + VAT for 4 wheel laser alignment (2 hours work apparently)....other Audi Dealers are looking for in excess of £200 cough :ohmy:! Is there some special set up with the B6 A4 Quattro ?

    Anyways..what do you guys out there recommend ?
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Have they just started wearing like that, or have they always done it? Mine do it too to a certain extent, and I have been led to believe it's a feature of quattro drive :uhm: - I will get my alignment checked sometime, but am still planning a suspension swap sometime so will probably wait until after then.

    I have always understood it to cost in the region of £100 to get it done, so £200 sounds a bit steep :cool:
     
  3. fjtwelve

    fjtwelve Moderator Moderator

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    The tyres on my A6 always do the same, put it down to my enthusiastic cornering technique as the wifes A4 doesn't do it. When i was in scotland audi glasgow quoted me £170, CLCM in Edinburgh did it a number of times i think the most expensive was about £60. F0r £200 you could drive to Edinburgh and get it done and still be cheaper....
     
  4. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    Must be time of the year, Im getting mine done next weekend for £45 last time I checked, here in leicester (tyres Galore)

    Full optiflex 4 wheel alignment on a Proper machine!

    http://www.tyresgalore.co.uk/alignment.html
     
  5. bubstar

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    My tyres wore perfectly, even across the whole tread.

    Try a local large bodyshop for the 4x4 geometry, their labour rate should be very low compared to dealers.
     
  6. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    Like the BUB said, bodyshops have them, well most should do as they need them after the banged up motors they get in.
    I used to work for Ford years ago and we had one, best thing they invested in!!
     

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