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Can my 1997 2.8 quattro avant be 4 wheel aligned

Took car to my local garage but he can seem to find any way to adjust the wheel alignment. It has cut the inside edges of all 4 tyres badly,It has however had a set of replica 18"x8" alloys fitted instead of the std 16" alloys. I wondered if this is not helping matters. could you please advise.

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  • geolis1 Oct 05, 2008

    cheers this is an idea I hadn't thought of. Ideal as I work in an engineering shop that does alot of rally car work. I only have a 16" wheel as a spare as this is how I bought the car.thanks again,george.

  • geolis1 Oct 08, 2008

    cheers thanks again looks like the struts have a chamber adjustment in the form of a slotted hole on the top fixing point so should be quite easy as my boss has lent me his electronic camber guage which gives me an instint reading of the face of the wheel. good job and thanks for the help.

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Hi it can be done but would thick it will cost you as what you would need to do is get a full car geometry get all the readings see what needs adjusting and get not so much a specialist but a decent mechanic who will spend time on the suspension by shimming or getting special eccentric bolts which will alter your cambers and be prepared to cut tie rods in half and put adjusting bolts in sounds alot of work but once you found the suspension parts neeed on one side of the suspension the otherside is easier or if the 16; wheels didn,t wear put them back and put it down to experiance

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  • paul yates Oct 06, 2008

    hi george as i said it can be done if you workin a machine shop that would be handy before you start check the clearance of your wheel archs as if you need to drag the camber as i suspect you will out at the top of the wheels [positive ] the wheel may catch the archs when you put a bit of weight in the rear [passengers] worth a thought before you start hope things work out for you yates21456

  • paul yates Oct 08, 2008

    hi no problem glad to see you sorted it best of luck paul

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