Just booked my car in for a 4 wheel alignment at a garage in Derby for next wednesday (18th), with the hunter system. Guy sounded real helpful on the phone.
only just got round to bookin it.
I hit a kerb tryin to get out of my road when it snowed and now my steerin wheel is slightly off centre when goin straight. the road is up a slight hill, and the it cambers. its a cul-de-sac aswell, so the gritters dont come down.
My wheels started spinnin half way up the raod, and as they did i started slidin towards the kerb. I couldnt do anything to stop it.
I bumped the kerb which pushed me forward a bit givin my tyres a bit of grip to get me up the rest of the road. checked the wheels, and theres a bit of a graze to the lip, hung out the window to see if i could see if it was bent, but looks fine.
got under the car last night to check to see if i could see anything bent/cracked etc. all looks fine.
This is the first proper (garage) alignment the vec has had since i got it (jan 2005).
When i fitted the coilovers i could find anywhere local that could set it up for me due to the lack of wheel/arch gap. so i set it up myself.
I first set the camber on the rear to be as close to 0 as the standard adjustments allowed, which isnt very close to 0. then i adjusted the eccentric bolts slightly for a rough tracking alignment.
Did the same for the front. set the camber so the tyres didnt rub on the inner arches, this camber adjustment seemed to set a nice toe measurement aswell. Had these settings for 3 years now on 3 sets of tyres.
There is a some inner tyres wear on the rear (to be expected from the camber) but it isnt overly fast. the front is the same, slightly extra wear on the inner edges but again not overly fast.
I do about 18,000 a year on average.
Ill update this thread when Ive had it done to show the read out of the measurements and to let u all know how i got on.