I had a full 4 wheel alignment, geometry.. basically everything checked and adjusted last june (I think it was) for ?70. Think that was half hours labour to unseize a tie rod (IIRC) on the back too. I used this particular place as EVERYONE recommended them locally.
Sounds good Jace - thanks for the heads-up.......i've just been on the phone to them - we were having a giggle about the dealer rip off........oh, and they sent you a BIG greasy kiss for recommending them! LOL!
about 3 weeks back i had Laser alignment done for ?22 all in.
it was 4 wheel alignment.
when i rang them they said it would be ?30 but when i got the bill it was only ?22. i didnt stop to ask why  maybe it was because the worst wheel was only 5 out (whatever that means). also i dont think he had to do the back as was ok.
anyway that was national tyres - not that good but ok for tracking.
Got mine done in Cirencester (fronts for 25ish quid) This garage has the full works, many new Evo FQs go there for PDI (Mitsubshi HQ nearby)and get the geos done. It's also the first time I saw two FQ-400 at the same time - amazing noise!
Thanks guys - sounds like i should be looking at a decent alignment check really....as you guys suggest - it's not been in an accident so the rears should be reasonable...and anyways, i'm not so sure you can do any adjustment of any worth.
On examination of the front tyres (now being a couple of thou since doing the springs), I reckon the front wheels are toe-ing out a little.
The wear on the outer adge of the tread with a kind of 'feather' suggests this (IIRC).....so the track-rods need to be lengthened by tweaking them round a bit....
This is just a tracking job, but hopefully the laser check at my usual tyre place will highlight anything else.
I payed ?20 for a 4 weehl laser alignment last week
then went to a another garage in Lpool that does full geometry checks, they are free for your printout and diagnosis, but charge by the time to re-align and bring it back to spec, but they check everything, front/rear camber/castor toe etc etc
even alot of the modern laser alignment only checks front/rear to in toe out and not caber/castor
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