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    Yes they use the the big white reflector things with the laser
     
     

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    Yeeah... mine was £20! lmao
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8808 View Post
    Alignment? Is that where they hang the lazer things off your tyres? I had mine done at a cost of £30 at a local tyre place
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    Yeeah... mine was £20! lmao

    Be a tenner next

    OP, what are you going to do, take it back to Kwikkies, or get you money back and go elsewhere ?
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    Alignment can be such a pain in the a$$!!

    Anybody know anywhere near Northampton (willing to travel) which offers a decent Hunter alignment services. Paid these GUYS £90 a few months back when I upgraded to 18s but it was never perfect and now its just c*ap!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by digo21 View Post
    Long post I know, but could someone help me with what they think, especially about the steering column sensor thing
    there is a steering angle sensor that gives a signal to the stability control system
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    I use Wheels in Motion in Chesham. Tony Bones fully understands geometry, not just replicating the figures the computer screen of an alignment machine tells him He also adds weights to the driver's seat.



     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Lee View Post
    I use Wheels in Motion in Chesham. Tony Bones fully understands geometry, not just replicating the figures the computer screen of an alignment machine tells him He also adds weights to the driver's seat.
    Tommy - how much did it set you back mate?

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    20/30 same thing. Was deffo no more than 30
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6891_seb View Post
    Tommy - how much did it set you back mate?

    Im hoping to find something a bit closer to home tho
    Seb, the cost was £111.63 which was fixed. They set every adjustment - front toe, rear toe, rear camber. They also changed a camber bolt on the front, checked the height all round and readjusted the rear camber when we realised we couldn't set the front camber to the exact figure I wanted.
     
     

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    I paid £120 at my local indy to have mine done as it was out slightly out. It was bang on afterwards - until the other half tw*ted a kerb.

    Srprised about Tyres Northampton - I'm sure that is the place that Evo use and rave about. Seb, I know it is a trek, but these guys are massively well regarded on VAG and Lexus forums ( http://www.alignment-services.co.uk/...FRQ8lAodzEQn9A ). I need to get mine there tp be sorted - they quoted £45 (but I think the adjustments may be on top ot that).

    The KDS thing is a joke - the alignment on my car was out after I picked it up from Stratstone. Took it back a day later than they told me it was my fault and that I had kerbed it (despite my alloys being perfect). They then quoted £260 to do - I politely declined!
     
     

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