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 Post subject: Re: Monaco Blue
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:07 pm 
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That’s the boxster back on the road for the year after a new set of boots and a wheel alignment.

First time I’ve had a wheel alignment done but the last set of boots really wore down so quickly on the inside with the rest of the tyre looking pretty good.

Attached the reading for the before and after but no idea what it means, doesn’t look like a big difference?


Not a lot actually done! And your rear cambers still out of spec on the RL and differing from RR. That won't aid tyre wear on inside the RL

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 Post subject: Re: Monaco Blue
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:16 pm 
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I hope you only paid them to adjust the front and rear toe angles as they clearly didn't do anything for castor or camber.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:45 pm 
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Thanks gents

Sounds like I have been had !

Is right in the middle of each range the ideal sweet spot for an alignment and is there any reason a garage wouldn’t be able to get this ?

Think the price for the alignment was around £85.

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nsmjl02 wrote:
Thanks gents

Sounds like I have been had !

Is right in the middle of each range the ideal sweet spot for an alignment and is there any reason a garage wouldn’t be able to get this ?

Think the price for the alignment was around £85.


IF you had the alignment and all measurements were in spec, it would have cost you £85 for the privilege of knowing. Thats life.

As a few parameters were out of spec before and after the measurements were taken and your paid £85 for ending up with a car still out of alignment, then that's not a great service.

As for where is the sweet spot, a good technician will be consistent with the adjustments within the parameters. A poor technician's results will be all over the place and probably use the excuse 'couldn't release a few bolts, so I left it alone'.......

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