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    Default would a failed shock absorber cause bad alignment on the rear?

    simple as above for when i go in to my dealer at 8am this morning?
    as my camber and castor are about 3 degrees out

    YES or NO

    Ta muchly

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    in a word no....the alignment is down to how the arms are set when it left the factory...make sure they use a 4 wheel laser ligner to accuratly set the car up this time, if it's not been touched since it left the factory it could very well be out..

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    No. Shock absorbers job is just to keep the tyre in contact with the road. It will not effect wheel geometry at all mate

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    its never been done. had new tyres put on the rear GSD'3s a little while ago and i asked for a 4 wheel alignment check and the camber was out 3.3 degrees and the caster was about 3 degrees out, the tyre place wanted &#163;100 odd to correct it.

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    so a combination of a really bouncy rear end (failed shocks) and incorrect geometry will cuase a loose rear end "oooo arr ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonr View Post
    its never been done. had new tyres put on the rear GSD'3s a little while ago and i asked for a 4 wheel alignment check and the camber was out 3.3 degrees and the caster was about 3 degrees out, the tyre place wanted £100 odd to correct it.
    Yea that'll see your tyres off quite quick
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    Gary, could i get VX to do the geometry adjustments for me FOC? as its never been touched by anyone else

    Ta

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    it's unlikely that they will do it FOC, most tyre and exhaust places only charge around &#163;40 down here to do it..

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    okey dokey mark. when i push down on the front of the car it falls then rises, with a bit of resistance, however the rear i can bounce? defo shocks as i dont wanna look like a plank when they tell me its not lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonr View Post
    okey dokey mark. when i push down on the front of the car it falls then rises, with a bit of resistance, however the rear i can bounce? defo shocks as i dont wanna look like a plank when they tell me its not lol
    If there's no resistance to the bounce and it keeps bouncing then yes, shocks m8
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