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2 hours ago, cardigun said:

  "TRACKING" IS NOT ENOUGH !

YOU NEED "4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT" !  As Paul 1966 said.

Agree 4 wheel tracking is a total waste on its own.I did this with the MX5 until I got told to go to someone that knows their stuff and can use the Hunter system to it full potential.Ive even had fellow MX5 club members  bring their cars 100's of miles to use AK Automotive  at Rowling's Gill.

£100 may seem a lot, but if your scrubbing 2 or 4 £170 tires off in 6mths then it's a no brainer.

Both our new Suzuki's will be taken there if I see any sign of uneven wear or wandering.

When I had my 5 in at AK, there were  of race cars ( MX5's & Ginetta) in the yard all being set up for Silverstone circuit.According to the guy who did my car ( he only does alignment & nothing else) they set the cars suspension and alignment up for each race weekend depending on track.They also support the race teams at each event.Hence you can only get your car done at AK Tues to Thurs unless race seasons finished.

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3 hours ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

hello, did you watch Halfords do the tracking ?

no i did not, thats the good thing about the place i took it to to have the four wheel alignment done, you could stand and watch them.

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I may be a bit thick but is tracking not just another term for 4 wheel alignment? Only ever seen a garage do all 4 wheels as well. 

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Powered steering can be heavy on the shoulders. Just how much tread is left on the crown? From the photo which is always iffy it looks as though I'd be heading to my supplier sometime very soon for a re-shod with an alignment as a matter of course

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Ginger Cat,

It is a bit confusing, but tracking is done on the ground, and takes only a few minutes.  4 Wheel Alignment is done on the ramp, needs special equipment, and  takes a while ( and costs more )

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On 07/03/2020 at 14:11, paul1966 said:

no i did not, thats the good thing about the place i took it to to have the four wheel alignment done, you could stand and watch them.

hello, if you checked as stated i would be looking to get  2 new front tyres and re tracked, 

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