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Re: Tracking
« Reply #15 on: 20 February 2020, 13:09:39 »

It's a trip worth making. But if you search the forum you will find two things...

The settings you seek and a local ish recommended place. I'm sure RobG had a place of choice in Bristol.

I could tell you off the top of my head, but you, and others really should learn to work for it ;)
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Re: Tracking
« Reply #16 on: 20 February 2020, 14:55:36 »

Don't worry about it ...  will we all have this in a few years time ..... ???

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/51576106

"The so-called 'dual-axis steering' system allows the driver to alter the 'toe-in' of the front wheels - or their angle to the longitudinal axis of the car - while driving."

Could make life a tad interesting .......  :)
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Re: Tracking
« Reply #17 on: 20 February 2020, 19:37:55 »

Lemforder or Skf or other recommendations
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« Reply #18 on: 20 February 2020, 19:46:24 »

Put a pair of Lemforder rear track control arms on mine a couple of years ago and they seemed good quality. Paid around 100 for them from cp4l.
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Re: Tracking
« Reply #19 on: 20 February 2020, 20:18:44 »

Thank you and the fronts are called track/steering rod assembly and if my wishbone rubbers are still good then leave if not then replace bushes am I getting there
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« Reply #20 on: 20 February 2020, 21:05:45 »

Yep, although the wishbones bushes are almost always knackered. Best approach is to get hold of an old pair of wishbones and fit GM rear bushes to them and polybushes to replace front bushes. Takes a bit of time to get it all sorted, but the results are well worth it.
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Re: Tracking
« Reply #21 on: 20 February 2020, 21:07:22 »

I would add, its always worth taking the front / rear control arms off the car and see if you can unseize them with a lot of heat applied to them.Preferably an oxy acetylene torch.
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Re: Tracking
« Reply #22 on: 22 February 2020, 11:04:41 »

The guy used that front and back on mine,I suppose one could soak them in wd40 or such like overnight see if they would free up
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Re: Tracking
« Reply #23 on: 22 February 2020, 11:25:54 »

Best way to free rear track arms, Blue- spanner. Then cool in waste oil, re-assmble, with lots of anti-seize of choice,,  If funds allow, fit new wishbones,with poly bushes, new rear dounuts, new front top mounts n bearings, then get it correctly aligned,.. :y
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Re: Tracking
« Reply #24 on: 22 February 2020, 12:42:16 »

And front shocks as they're probably toast and you'll only be doing it all again...

This is probably the single most expensive part of longer term Omega ownership, and generally only fully appreciated after you have bought the car for pennies.

Rear shocks have zero effect on the geometry, but common sense is to do it all whilst you're bothering.
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