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    hi
    i have recently lowered my sri with eibach pro kit and have just come across some threads about knocking noises and cambers. I dont have any knocking noises but ive read you can get uneven tyre wear etc.
    when you lower a car do you have to take it in to get a 4 wheel alinement and camber check and if so where can do that as i read some places cant check the camber? what have other people done after lowering their cars?
    like i say as far as im aware i dont have any problems but i just wanted to make sure all was ok.
    many thanks

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    i had a four wheel allignment done on mine after i first lowered it, it was not out by much at all but the piece of mind was worth it.. I will be booking another 4 wheel allignment this coming week if I can get a slot.. Its worth doing if you have bounced of a kerb or a pot hole or two during the winter.. it costs less than one tyre for a 4 wheel allignment so i have a no probs in getting it done anyway..
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    I would get the camber corrected, mine is chewing tyres on the insides after lowering.

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    Wheres a good place to get it checked?

    Thanks

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    Never had my sri done after lowering, the handling is great and tyre wear normal for a car with multi link suspension.

    May make a big difference on a non sports chassis car but I don't think there would be much difference on a sports chassis car

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Never had my sri done after lowering, the handling is great and tyre wear normal for a car with multi link suspension.

    May make a big difference on a non sports chassis car but I don't think there would be much difference on a sports chassis car
    Thats a good point i will have to check the threads i read earlier to see if the problems were with non sri models. i think i may get the 4 wheel alinement check though has the car is fairly new to me (dec 2010) and im unsure when it was last checked.

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    Been thinking about the same thing recently. Lowered mine a few weeks back.

    Heard Hunters is best for 4 wheel alignment.

    Did a search on the net For Hunters in Macclesfield and found a place nearby.

    Paid them a visit and they charge £85 for check and minor adjustments.

    Not booked it in yet, as they said probably wont need adjusting just for lowering it.

    So im in two minds as what to do.

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    Just got my car back from having it aligned again (had a nasty kerbing session during the winter). They have adjusted some bits as I expected they would have to do and the corner I had to fix is now spot on. However the NSF where i did not replace any suspension components will need more work.. I reckon i will replace that shock as well then and see if that sorts it, I reckon it will but have nothing to loose. At least I have piece of mind that my fixed corner is spot on as I have the MOT coming a few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Never had my sri done after lowering, the handling is great and tyre wear normal for a car with multi link suspension.

    May make a big difference on a non sports chassis car but I don't think there would be much difference on a sports chassis car
    Just checking something here. Iv fitted sri springs and shocks to my Elite.
    Why do they call it sports chassis on the sri, thought all the chassis were the same? Or is it just the geometry set different.

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    Yet again, the Hunter website only lists sites where their equipment is installed and they don't endorse any of the garages. Hunter have zero experience or knowledge of the garages or the muppets using the equipment.

    This doesn't apply to all Hunter equiped garages but, as the saying goes, "buyer beware".

    This link is taken from "Wheels in Motion (WIM)" and the sites listed across the country follow the original ethos of WIM http://www.blackboots.co.uk/tyre-fitting-centres.php. Read WIM's homepage to get an idea of what geometry should be about and how it's done properly.

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