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    Toe-in Angle

    Evening Peeps,

    I have me a problem - i recently changed my standard suspension in me Coupe for a G-Max 40mm drop Spring / Damper Kit.

    Car looks awesome now and doesnt handle like a shopping trolley anymore, but my front tyres are wearing on the outside.

    I went to 2 Garages to get the tracking looked at, and they both told me the same - that as i have changed the suspension geometry, the wheels are now 'towing in', causing uneven tyre wear.

    They said that nothing could be done about this and it was just something i had to 'live with' as i have lowered my car.

    I find this a bit hard to swallow.

    Surely im not gonna have to buy new front tyres every couple of years from now on !!!!!

    Ta Muchly in advance,

    Timmy,

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    That's total bollocks!!!

    You can adjust the toe - it's normally refered to as 'tracking', so it just sound like they didnt want to get ther hands dirty.

    Find a proper alignment place and let then set it up for you

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    Yeah i thought it was Bollocks to Geoff - the first place was just a bog standard garage, but the second was ATS Euromaster. I thought they must know what they are on about, but seems not.

    I'll find another Tyre Shop and ask them to look at the Tracking.

    Cheers Bud,

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    Did you by any chance go in late in the afternoon?

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    No i went bout 1pm - but they did seem keen to not do very much !!!!!!!!!!

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    I've had a few cases where so-called garages "can't do tracking" in the afternoons but can in the morning.

    One bloke actually told me (when I went in next morning) that it's because they know that the track rod ends will most probably be rusted solid, so they don't want to start a job and end up working late

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    Lazy Buggers !!!! - ok mate cheers for that i'll try a few more places

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    I was once told by a garage to bring back my car when I had loosened off the track rod ends MYSELF!!!!! AND they charged me £26 for the privilage!! Looking back I should have refused to pay cheeky f*ckers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron_CD_16V View Post
    I was once told by a garage to bring back my car when I had loosened off the track rod ends MYSELF!!!!! AND they charged me £26 for the privilage!! Looking back I should have refused to pay cheeky f*ckers!
    Yes but how much would you have had to pay if they had to free off the track rod ends , take into account how much the hourly labour charge is and how long the mupet takes who's doing the job , and it all depends on where you go you can pay anything from £15 upwards

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    Well i think i may go somewhere like Kwik Fit. May not be cheap but they should know waht theyre on about.

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