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    Default Arghh! Annoyed!!

    Got free alloys from mate who got sri alloys so decided to take it and use it finally to get rid of steels with alloy wheel look a like trim, also it's not straight/true, as it makes steering wheel vibrate as in fast wobble. Friends/forum reckons warped brake disc or wheels need balancing. Even tyre garage said so too. But i didnt believe it would be them!

    Anyways, cleaned and checked them alloys is undamaged (apart from slight kerbings on 2) its straight and true!!

    Tyres was near limit and i got them 8 month old tyres on mine. Removed tyres at home, so set off to tyre spot normally £13 per wheel, i got it for ten per wheel to remove tyre and fit to alloys

    The guy found 2 near limit at end of tyre. 7mm 7mm 7mm but at end wearing out faster as if its used that area 95% of time.

    Guys said tracking is off.

    Went to boss and said, you done tracking 3 times, new tyres with you, still not happy i have to replace 2!

    Boss offered free tracking!

    Good job it's 1mm away from balding and is safe to use after tracking properly,

    I think when they do tracking. You ask to take it for a drive. Then return to let them know if its spot on. But when you return, tell them you feel it is slightly off just so they check again, this way you can be sure it have been done right cos as you leave the garage, driving is completely different to standstill!

    Off i go to find same mm threads to replace them tyres for peace of mind!

    Not happy at all really!!!

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    Ohh, the steering wheel stopped vibrating now. It was the wheels not straight and true!!!

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    I'll be honest, I didn't really understand most of that

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    Guessing the tracking was out by quite a fair bit, causing vibration? Had this before after balancing, and replacing brake pads/discs.

    Test drive after tracking adjustment is always a good idea. I've only had to return once after tracking adjustment, for re-adjustment, the only time I've used Kwik Fit for tracking..........

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    Sorry guys i was a bit drunk and very tired when i wrote that! Pmsl

    Basically had new mid range tyres fitted, half price tracking and 5 point checks free.

    5 months later puncture repair on one. Not mentioned car need tracking, it was the guy i doubt likes the job. He should of said to me that inner side next to wall showing signs tracking is off. Cos hes a pro know tyres and signs etc

    Now cos i swapped rims over to alloys cos of steel wheels was warped. I was told tracking was off cos mate/boss was doing it, i was not happy as it is near minimum so gave me free tracking and did it himself. Now need 2 new tyres soon and now vibration stopped. A smooth ride.

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    Google do a great translation service......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben50n View Post
    Google do a great translation service......
    I know they are good, but they are not miracle workers.
    3.2 v6 Signum and loving it

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