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Old 11-14-2013, 06:19 AM
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Re: Front end alignment

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Yep Barboots they are AWOL, part of the malfunctioning head unit that 13.59.1 didn't fix.

Don't know what I'll do if I have a flat???? Or need to get towed???

If the Blue tooth was working I might be able to call someone I suppose....
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Well had my wheel alignment done by a 4wd alignment specialist in Padstow.

It's now running zero toe in at aero which suits freeway driving but reverts to 3 degrees for normal ride height around town.
Wow, i didn't think that the settings would have changed that much from aero to normal ride height, considering that it's only a 15mm difference in height.

Is there any chance you could display the alignment settings so we can see.

So does that mean that normally us with QL will be wearing the front tyres quicker due to the wheel alignment settings being around 3 to 4 degrees toe in in normal ride height mode? Should we be driving around in sports height mode all the time to save the tyres?
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Wow, i didn't think that the settings would have changed that much from aero to normal ride height, considering that it's only a 15mm difference in height.

Is there any chance you could display the alignment settings so we can see.

So does that mean that normally us with QL will be wearing the front tyres quicker due to the wheel alignment settings being around 3 to 4 degrees toe in in normal ride height mode? Should we be driving around in sports height mode all the time to save the tyres?
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Will find the settings on invoice & post. The alignment guy set the car to specs at aero level as per manual. Then we raised car to normal and checked to see impact. I was watching and it was significant. So he went about optimizing the setup allowing for the 2 ride heights. Thorough guy!

The original alignment was so bad he said the tyres were near screeching, 2 degrees out in toe in, camber similar.
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:46 AM
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Well had my wheel alignment done by a 4wd alignment specialist in Padstow. Old school but a genius. After 2 alignments by dealer, this guy shows me the adjustment nuts still had the paint on them,never touched. After 3 hrs tweaking front and back, the car is perfect, runs dead flat and straight. Front End needed massive track or toe in adjustment. Rear minor tweak. He said the front was so bad I shouldve heard Tyre Screeching!

Set the car in Sport/aero mode as per specs for the alignment but the genius said let's split the settings difference between aero and standard ride height. Just Perfect! It's now running zero toe in at aero which suits freeway driving but reverts to 3 degrees for normal ride height around town. After 20 km it has transformed turn in and feel around town and roundabouts. Highway could be hands off. Best $ spent on Jeep so far. PM if interested in the business.
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So who is this genius? He might be the go to guy for Sydneysiders.
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