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Wheel Alignment

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Pacetree, Sep 15, 2012.

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    [Sep 15, 2012]
    Hi Guys,

    Just had my alignment done at Elite Direct - £107 inc VAT.

    Before:

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    After:

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    What do you reckon?

    They charged me £20 per wheel to do the camber for each front and they're really not much different?
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    [Sep 15, 2012]
    Did you ask for specific alignment, or just whatever they set it at?


    There's not much adjustment on the rear for standard cars, the front they can adjust camber and toe.
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    That's expensive mate! But can you tell the difference when driving and are you happy? If so then that's all that matters!
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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    i got mine done for £60 and the car felt alot more stable afterwards.

    I also had to get the front done again recently as i dropped the subframe to fit my downpipe and he only charged me £20 for this. if your anywhere near southampton let me know and i will post up his details as he also had the full kit and was very professional.
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    [Sep 17, 2012]
    Mine cost £126, but this included changing over to all new rubber, plus some work on one of alloys due to corrosion. As Jojo has already stated and maybe mine being a standard not an s3 they couldn't really do much with the rear, but the end result was rear & total toe was slightly improved and rear thrust is now perfect.

    Front toe ended up being a perfect 0.00, steer ahead was almost perfect 0.01 and the left and right side measurements were the same respectively. Camber is slightly odd being set to -0.50 & -0.15, but thinking about it could well be specific for RHD and accounting for wear for more right turns, or is it left? I'm happy to be corrected on this.
    Castor couldn't be adjusted so therefore left at 6.40 & 6.45.
    Overall I'm pretty happy the job done and the car feels it's rolling with little resistance.
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