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Offline Whippet

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Alignment in the Midlands?
« on: June 11, 2011, 07:25:26 pm »
Folks,

Now I've changed the springs + rear shocks I'm looking to get the alignment checked. Anyone recommend anywhere in the Midlands? Anything in particular that I need to look out for / has anyone had any issues?

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    Re: Alignment in the Midlands?
    « Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 11:43:13 pm »

    Demon Tweeks  (nr Wrexham)  have got some pretty decent equipment for setting suspension/steering geometry   :thumb:

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    Re: Alignment in the Midlands?
    « Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 01:49:14 pm »
    Thanks, prob a bit far but would be a good excuse for a drive out.

    Have sent off for a quote from Chemix in Halesowen... seem to be pretty serious alignment guys...  anyone heard of them?
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    Re: Alignment in the Midlands?
    « Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 12:13:45 am »

    No, not heard of them, sorry.

    I've used Demon Tweeks a couple of times with my Impreza and always been happy with the results.

    I'm sure someone can recommend somewhere closer to home for you if DT's a bit far

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    Re: Alignment in the Midlands?
    « Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 03:31:54 pm »
    Chemix have quoted me. Check & Adjustment £35.94 inc vat. Does that about right?

    Do alignment places tend to go from book figures or tweak things according to what the driver wants from the car?
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    Re: Alignment in the Midlands?
    « Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 03:33:34 pm »
    That seems pretty reasonable. Chances are they won't have the settings for the Abarth. I gave the guys who aligned mine my own settings, but you might want to check what the factory settings should be...
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    Re: Alignment in the Midlands?
    « Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 03:35:40 pm »
    Also, if the rear alignment is out, then it's not just a case of adjusting a track-rod, as there isn't one. You might have to have shims made up for the hubs...

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    Re: Alignment in the Midlands?
    « Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011, 06:08:25 pm »
    thanks for the info... where can I get the official settings?
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