Wheel Alignment

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Wheel Alignment

Post by SteveoM » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:07 pm

Know there are a few comments in the tyre thread... but wanted advice please.

Need wheel alignment as the tell tale signs are there - inside of nearside front much more worn than inside of offside, and has not felt great in corners for a few mths. Took to local Kwik Fit on Sat to check how bad (they have the newer Hunter system) and told me they can't do anything because it has a camera for collision avoidance (I don't have the lane assist etc) and they can't configure... so go to Audi.

Called Audi who want £350...... vs. £95 at Kwik Fit.. ouch.

Any ideas/advice from others who have had alignment done? Thanks

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Re: Wheel Alignment

Post by chunky79 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:39 pm

Going to have to put where you are located to help out.
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Re: Wheel Alignment

Post by SteveoM » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:55 pm

Kent :)

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Re: Wheel Alignment

Post by MikeFish » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:07 pm

Check out alignmycar.co.uk or something like that for places near you.
Your first mistake was taking it to kwik fit, I had a similar issue with my RS6 i.e. They refused to touch it in case they put something out. And even in my RS4 which they did touch once when I took it back to them after they balles it up they said they couldn't do anything as they didn't have the right tools.

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Re: Wheel Alignment

Post by MikeFish » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:09 pm

PS, I've never had any issues with adaptive cruise control, matrix LED headlights or any other system reliant on cameras / sensors even after lowering it.
Is yours lowered?

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Re: Wheel Alignment

Post by SteveoM » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:51 pm

Thanks Mike - will call a few locally tomorrow. Not lowered - normal set-up.

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Re: Wheel Alignment

Post by RS4John » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:21 pm

'Wheel alignment' is often taken to mean front wheels - and you actually need a 4 wheel chassis alignment check because having the rears out of alignment can scrub the front tyres too.

Silverline Wheels in Warwick did my RS4 - was long way out and it transformed the handling - was about £70 https://www.silverlinewheels-tyres.com/wheel-alignment/
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