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I'm on track at last!
« on: 30 November 2017, 12:16:34 »

Having had my wishbones replaced (thanks Serek), I went to Tyre-Smart (Witham) to have four-wheel alignment done on their Hunter machine, using the Forum figures.
It drives like a new car now - hands-off straight line steering and braking, no problem!
We get trade price as Forum members, so 64 for all adjustments, with rear alignments charged as one job, i.e. one side free.
Oh, and free tea or coffee whilst you wait.....

Ron.
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Re: I'm on track at last!
« Reply #1 on: 30 November 2017, 12:48:43 »

  Good to know |Ron. At ABS, we used to recommend Supertyres in Maldon. Turned out to be a right shower after some management got replaced

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Re: I'm on track at last!
« Reply #2 on: 30 November 2017, 12:52:43 »

I'm only too pleased to be able to share information here, Keith, after all the great help I've received from the Forum.  ;D

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Re: I'm on track at last!
« Reply #3 on: 30 November 2017, 13:15:08 »

I tried the place in Maldon and it had become the worst outfit I ever had the displeasure of trying to do business with.
Tyre Smart did a good job on mine, although they claimed to have no knowledge of the forum discount and charged me 89.
I'm not complaining though as they took a lot of time and trouble to do the job properly.
Ron, I will see you around 4.30pm.  :y

Good to hear your all sorted now.  :y
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Re: I'm on track at last!
« Reply #4 on: 30 November 2017, 13:27:53 »

Result. :y

Never seen a proper alignment place over here. Might be tucked away in some main dealer premises. Just wet string and a couple of spirit levels. I took my bus in to have the tracking adjusted and the steering wheel was at 10 oclock in a straight line. I went back and they said so what but did adjust it begrudgingly 
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Re: I'm on track at last!
« Reply #5 on: 30 November 2017, 13:41:13 »

Good that you complained; I hate having a misaligned steering wheel, it just feels SO wrong.

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Re: I'm on track at last!
« Reply #6 on: 30 November 2017, 14:15:08 »

Having had my wishbones replaced (thanks Serek), I went to Tyre-Smart (Witham) to have four-wheel alignment done on their Hunter machine, using the Forum figures.
It drives like a new car now - hands-off straight line steering and braking, no problem!
We get trade price as Forum members, so 64 for all adjustments, with rear alignments charged as one job, i.e. one side free.
Oh, and free tea or coffee whilst you wait.....

Ron.

Ron  , so is that 64 all in  or 64  plus the rear adjustment  . Oh  & vat ?  As Albs paid almost 90   :-\ :-\

Lets start again  ;D ;D   . . .  how much is the full set up inc. VAT  ?   :-\ :-\
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Re: I'm on track at last!
« Reply #7 on: 30 November 2017, 15:31:35 »

Good that you complained; I hate having a misaligned steering wheel, it just feels SO wrong.

Ron.
With a steering box, it is imperative that straight ahead is at 12 o'clock as there's a slack spot at the straight ahead position.
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« Reply #8 on: 30 November 2017, 15:59:11 »

Yes, DG, mine is perfectly straight ahead, no problems.

Al, the 64 was my total bill for complete alignment - the OOF discount was termed "Trade Deal"; I negotiated that when I first went there and they condemded my wishbones, so Albs must have got the wrong bloke. I'll see if I can sort it tomorrow!

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Re: I'm on track at last!
« Reply #9 on: 30 November 2017, 16:31:28 »

Great to have the Omega sorted, they are really great cars.
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Re: I'm on track at last!
« Reply #10 on: 30 November 2017, 16:41:20 »

Yes, I agree, and I would hate to part with mine, although with my recent issues (all new tyres, radiator, wishbones, etc.) it was a possibility.
However, correcting them has cost me about 500 overall, so I had better keep it!

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Re: I'm on track at last!
« Reply #11 on: 30 November 2017, 19:07:06 »

Good to hear you're all sorted :y
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Re: I'm on track at last!
« Reply #12 on: 30 November 2017, 20:27:14 »

Thanks Baza.  ;D

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