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I have coilovers, but my inner tyre is going bald !!!! Ive had the tracking done about 4 months ago. Does anyone else have this problem with coilovers ?
 

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How low have you gone? Sounds like it's the camber thats out and thats not really adjustable, there is a bit of movement on the bottom ball joints but not a lot.

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Does your steering wheel have any vibration? Really it sounds here like either there is something still wrong with the tow in, tow out.. ie i'd have said the fronts of your wheels are pointing away from eachother slightly... either that or like has been said before the camber is out... but to have that affect you would have to be super low, on small wheels... You need to go to a really called lazer 4wheel alignment place.. Demon Tweekes are good. Don't forget if the wear is already there, dependant on how severe may pull it back out of shape.. Like I say, go to a specialist like demon, who deal with slammed cars.

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More wear on one side to the other does imply camber problems, how lows the car. I pressume you have had a laser alignment done, what did the print out say? I know mines out on my car and it did cause some wear on the inner edges not a horrendous amount though but some... as I say you can adjust the camber slightly by loosening the bottom ball joints on the front but theres not that much movement maybe a degree or so!

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its probably about 45mm on the front ? i haven't had the lazer alignment done though. Should i replace the front 2 tyres, then go get this done ? Im in Bristol, so Demon tweeks is a bit of a trek. Who else could do it in the south west ?
 

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Definatley get the tracking done, most major tyre places will have laser alignment kit. Get it done together! Lowering it 45mm will have put the tracking out - alot!

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Matt , when they did the tracking what equipment did they use, was it the equipment like in kwik fit where a light shines on a plate to indicate the tracking,vague when compared to laser alignmnet, or was there a computer screen where the operator can tell and adjust the tracking in `minutes` 1 sixthieth of a degree, which AFAIK is the accuracy of laser alignment?, you need the later, as they will also check and adjust the camber.
 

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Quote: posted by MattyV5 on 14/11/2004 16:05:52

but it has been done, after it had been lowered ?

How long did you leave it before getting the alignment done? If it was done at the same time then this can have caused it to be out as the springs still settle - general rule of thumb is to leave it about a week or 500 miles before getting the alignment set.

Also a 45mm drop could be enough to put the camber out of manufactures spec but only just!

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So how do i know its 'proper' laser alignment ?

Protyre in Bristol say they do laser alignment ??

Please someone suggest somewhere. Or can VW do it ?

How much should it cost ?
 

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ProTyre are a chain and our local one definately has a laser alignment! You'll now because they put these things on all four wheels and then rais the car to about head height. You'll also get a printout with all the info on it when they are done!
 

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Nope rear end is fixed! On the plus side when you lower it you don;t need to go to all the expense of fitting adjustable rear tie bars like us R guys...

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Nope rear end is fixed! On the plus side when you lower it you don;t need to go to all the expense of fitting adjustable rear tie bars like us R guys...

What does that mean bud? Obv I got a 4Motion (similar susp to R) which I have just decked... Have not had the alignment done yet, as the car is not out on the road. What concerns should I have?(Front and rear) (Have fitted Koni Height and damping adjustable coilovers)

Incidently my car looks like a slammed sierra cosworth at the back at the mo!!!![:eek:)]

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Quote: posted by marriedblonde on 15/11/2004 15:54:52

Nope rear end is fixed! On the plus side when you lower it you don;t need to go to all the expense of fitting adjustable rear tie bars like us R guys...

J.

So really, im getting 2 wheel alignment as its 2 wd ?
 

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There is some adjustment in the rear because the bit that the bush sits in is bolted to the chassis. You can't adjust the camber but you can adjust the axle in relation to the centre line of the car. If this is out then that can cause the same problems that you are seeing.

Check out AMD's website for a good explaination of what i'm talking about.
 
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