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Wheel allignment after changing to 18's

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by kazino21, Feb 14, 2005.

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    [Feb 14, 2005]
    Hi guys I have got 18" Zender Monaco cup alloys on my A3 and michelin pilot sport 2 rubber on them. After 2 thousand miles I have began to notice that the inside of the tyre is wearing more than the outside, I'm just wondering what I need to. I have asked a mechanic and he said that I should first try using longer bolts as the I had used the standard bolts that came with the 15" se alloys that the car came with as standard. If that fails then I should take the car to kwikfit or similar and get the allignment sorted. I have not lowered the car as yet but I would like to do this as the car is sitting a tad high and would look much better with a small drop, however I've heard that most people who do this have to get the allignment sorted anyway. So am I better off to just get the lowering springs fitted and put longer bolts and see what happens or what would you guys suggest?
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    Sounds like your tracking is out mate. Take the car to a garage and get this adjusted before you wreck your tyres. Should cost approx £15 - £20 depending on where you go.

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    Thanks. Will let you know how it goes.
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