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    Just had my wheel alignment checked and they said that all 4 wheels were out and has cost me £50 to get it sorted.
    The place i went to use a CORGHI computer wheel alignment machine which they promised me is the best and is what the car manufacturers use when setting up the new cars.
    I've had the car 20 months and never got it checked so thought it was about time it was.
    Below are a couple of pictures of the printout. Can anyone tell me how bad/far out the alignment was as i can't make head nor tail of it as it's just numbers to me.

    Sorry about the quality.


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    to me the front l/h wheel was toe-ing out, & the r/h was toe-ing in, therfore giving the feel that it was pullin to the left.
    I'm not sure on the rears so i can't help.
    I should imagine it feels different to drive, although i wouldn't say it was excessive??

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    It wasn't pulling to either side (or didn't fell like it) but when on a motorway or road where lorry's have caused the road to rut, it was a little un-nerving at times.
    I put this down to having 19's on causing it to tramline.


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    Rear cambers not done very well on the new settings. You'd be wanting them as close to identical as possible.

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    Where abouts did you have it done FIL4822??

    might get mine checked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    Where abouts did you have it done FIL4822??

    might get mine checked...
    Addison tyre centre - Princes End , Tipton.
    www.discounttyresuk.co.uk


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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    Rear cambers not done very well on the new settings. You'd be wanting them as close to identical as possible.


    Did they put any weights on the drivers or passenger's seats to simulate "actual" loading conditions and how much fuel was in the tank - 1/2 or more or less?

    If I'm reading the before and afters correctly, those in red are outside of the permitted/recommended parameters.

    Looking at the geometry settings from VX, the rear camber angles have been set for a car with a ride height of between 330 and 334mm when measured from the centre of the rear wheel hub/cap to the top of the arch.

    But yes, camber angles should be as near as damn it identical.
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    Left hand was toeing in and right hand toeing out, chances are you probably didn't notice any pulling as such on those initial values, but may have incurred some small amount of tyre wear; at least they got the thrust angle vertually correct, which is effectively the, shall we say imaginary center line through the car of which all alignment is based and rears should be set first and then front from there, what does bother me is the fact they are a supposed alignment specialist and have ignored the fact that the rear LH camber is out of spec' and this is adjustable on the vec C, they should have also weighted the passenger and driver seat with 70kg weights and 1/2 a tank of fuel (this is difficult , but can be compensated for if it's not @ 1/2)
    Cheers Pete

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    The Lh is reading +.8mm i thought this was toe out, the Rh was -1.5mm so its toe-in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by old cruiser View Post
    Left hand was toeing in and right hand toeing out, chances are you probably didn't notice any pulling as such on those initial values, but may have incurred some small amount of tyre wear; at least they got the thrust angle vertually correct, which is effectively the, shall we say imaginary center line through the car of which all alignment is based and rears should be set first and then front from there, what does bother me is the fact they are a supposed alignment specialist and have ignored the fact that the rear LH camber is out of spec' and this is adjustable on the vec C, they should have also weighted the passenger and driver seat with 70kg weights and 1/2 a tank of fuel (this is difficult , but can be compensated for if it's not @ 1/2)
    Cheers Pete
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