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Discussion Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: jayryan on June 12, 2003, 01:16:08 PM

Title: New Suspension Issue
Post by: jayryan on June 12, 2003, 01:16:08 PM
I just got my new springs in and I'm now getting a little of this ..../ \...with my rear wheels. Is this just an alignment issue or something else? I feel it makes me look like a Hon-- :cry:
Title: New Suspension Issue
Post by: DenverPat on June 12, 2003, 04:31:51 PM
JR-

This is to be expected.  All of our cars get this when lowered.  It's not necessarily a bad thing.
The good:  A little more camber than stock allows the tires to grip better when cornering hard.
The bad:  This inside of your tires will wear a little faster than the outside

Solution #1:  Buy a camber kit for $500 - $1,000 to correct it.  AWE sells them for A4s.  Not sure about Passats.
Solution #2:  Drive the hell out of your car around every corner you hit.   :twisted:

I prefer the second solution as it is cheaper and a hell of a lot more fun.  I've found my tires don't really wear significantly faster on the inside since I've lowered mine.  It's not that significant unless you have a major drop.  Keep in mind tire rotation is a little more imprortant now.  If you haven't had your car aligned in the past coulpe years now may be a good time (job situation aside) to take care of that.
Title: New Suspension Issue
Post by: jayryan on June 12, 2003, 07:24:14 PM
Oh, I hear that...the second solution sounds much more like the one I would like to do. The alignment is going to come next week probably as I may take a drive to SLC for a wedding. Alignments are all four right or only two? I've only ever  had the front done...at least as far as I could tell. Any good places for that?
Title: New Suspension Issue
Post by: DenverPat on June 12, 2003, 07:31:00 PM
Not sure where to go for the alignment.  Look for a newer Hunter balancing machine.  Someone here should be chiming in soon to suggest somewhere.  Not sure if it should be all four, as it's FWD.  I always do four, but I'm quattro.
Title: New Suspension Issue
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 13, 2003, 09:19:11 AM
I've only had to do mine once the whole time I owned my car, so I'm not the person to ask.  I do need to get mine aligned again soon as well, so I hope someone chimes in with some recommendations as well.

How is it driving?
Title: New Suspension Issue
Post by: Rascal on June 13, 2003, 09:43:07 AM
Stan's Alignment in Aurora has the Hunter machine.  They are off of Colfax and. well, I forgot.  They are in the Yellow pages.

I had front alignmenton my 4Mo recently and it was in the $40 range, if I remember correctly.  Four-wheel is about $78.
Title: New Suspension Issue
Post by: velo on June 17, 2003, 03:55:22 PM
Stan's is where I had my car aligned recently.  Chas had recommended them in the past.  I don't think there is much (if any) adjustment that can be done in the rear of our cars.  Stan's charged me under $40 and took less than 30 mins.