After a new suspension system, it’s time to sort out the alignment and get some fresh plates…
If you saw my last projects entry, you would have seen that I finally got around to changing the standard DRC suspension system for some KW Automotive V1s.
Well I’m proud to report they are now fully bedded in and the car is handling like a dream. However, like any sensible person, I thought I had best get the wheel alignment checked out, too.
There are plenty of wheel alignment places about in Bristol, but not many that offer four-wheel alignment.
Luckily for me though, Bristol Wheel Alignment is just round the corner from Glenda Towers and, better still, they offer state of the art 3D four-wheel alignment on their rather clever Hunter wheel alignment system.
To be honest, I didn’t think the alignment would need any major changes, as we paid close attention to where everything was and marked things up during the suspension swap. But how wrong I was. My alignment wasn’t just out. It was out out!
Anyway, in less than 30 minutes Aron Peter of Bristol Wheel Alignment waved his magic alignment wand (well spanner and ratchet anyway) and the RS4 was all correct and good to go.
It goes to show, even if your car feels right, the alignment can be well out. So get it sorted! And it’s a damn sight cheaper than replacing badly worn tyres every year.
My next little job was changing my old tired-out numberplates to some freshly pressed ones I picked up from the guys at Europl8 at TRAX. It’s something I wish I had done sooner, as it’s amazing the difference a set of fresh plates makes.
Anyway, that’s my lot this month. Laters.
Wheel alignment £60
Number plates £30
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