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Old 7th Apr 2009, 13:32   #1
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Hunter wheel alignment prices

Hi,

Was just wondering what other people have paid for a Hunter 4 wheel alignment?

I have been quoted 41.13 for the check and 17.62 for each adjustment. How does that compare?

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Old 7th Apr 2009, 13:48   #2
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Paid 70 for the check and adjusting all four wheels.
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 14:15   #3
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I have heard of these hunter machines, why are they superior to others?

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Old 7th Apr 2009, 14:23   #4
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I paid about 100 I think.

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Old 7th Apr 2009, 14:28   #5
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100 inc VAT for check and adjustment at Wheels in Motion. Highly regarded for setting the alignment on MX5s on the owners club and other forums which is why I went there.

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Old 7th Apr 2009, 14:34   #6
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What's the advantage of this over what my local tyre place does for ~20?

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Old 7th Apr 2009, 14:37   #7
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What's the advantage of this over what my local tyre place does for ~20?
Thats probably for the tracking where as full 4 wheel laser alignment checks and alters the camber, toe, castor if its adjustable etc.
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 14:46   #8
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I see, so after fitting new larger alloys to a car (in a typical Booner fashion!).... would this be advised to reduce uneven tyre wear?

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Old 7th Apr 2009, 14:46   #9
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100 inc VAT for check and adjustment at Wheels in Motion. Highly regarded for setting the alignment on MX5s on the owners club and other forums which is why I went there.
+1, will be taking mine there once I do the suspension

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Old 7th Apr 2009, 15:16   #10
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Thanks for the info people.

I am toying with Lowering springs and renewing all my suspension bushes, as well as getting my larger wheels back on. Doesn't work out cheap mind!

I need the tracking doing anyway as I am getting slightly uneven tyre wear.

Wheels in motion is a fair way from me, not sure it's worth it just for an alignment.
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 15:19   #11
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Thanks for the info people.

I am toying with Lowering springs and renewing all my suspension bushes, as well as getting my larger wheels back on. Doesn't work out cheap mind!

I need the tracking doing anyway as I am getting slightly uneven tyre wear.

Wheels in motion is a fair way from me, not sure it's worth it just for an alignment.
See: http://www.alignmycar.co.uk/ for the nearest place that has a Hunter (there is also a 5% discount voucher on there).
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 15:29   #12
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So adding 18" alloys & a new suspension setup to a mondeo ST24, it could be advisable to get this done?

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Old 7th Apr 2009, 15:32   #13
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Mine cost 35.

Mind you, the rear couldn't be adjusted, but isn't out by any worrying means, infact it has the right camber.

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I see, so after fitting new larger alloys to a car (in a typical Booner fashion!).... would this be advised to reduce uneven tyre wear?
I'd advise you to do it anyway, since the settings can be out from optimal even from the factory.

Best money you can spend on a nice car is a geometry check and adjustment!
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 15:43   #15
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Thanks for the info people.

I am toying with Lowering springs and renewing all my suspension bushes, as well as getting my larger wheels back on. Doesn't work out cheap mind!

I need the tracking doing anyway as I am getting slightly uneven tyre wear.

Wheels in motion is a fair way from me, not sure it's worth it just for an alignment.
Alignment is one of the most important things to get checked on your car! Especailly rear wheel drive cars, tracking wont fix your uneven tyre wear at all if your camber/toe/castor are all out, which if your car is over 3 years old it probably is by now, in fact tracking is useless compared to a four wheel geometry checkup :P

Get it done at a reputable place, will make your car drive like its brand new.
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 15:48   #16
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I really meant alignment, what I am trying to say is I can't see the point in getting done if I am changing other suspension parts as it will need doing again. Car is 11 years old now, so I am certain it needs doing.
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 16:22   #17
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Is it worth doing this on Focus? It's about 10 years old and is swerving to the right when I let go of the wheel. I presume that's the tracking?

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When i was getting some valves fitted at a garage (one valve was leaking!) i noticed that they had a hunter machine there.

May have to go and have this done. Will enquire about price.


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Old 7th Apr 2009, 16:31   #19
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Posted this before but:





This was after the 'tracking' was done by some tyre place - yet every measurement was out! Made a massive difference to the way it drove - no more uneven tyre wear and the car drives better as a result.
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That seems so odd that your front camber is so out, and that they couldn't do anything about it


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Old 7th Apr 2009, 16:55   #21
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It's not adjustable apparently?
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 17:05   #22
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they do it for about 65 i believe, i paid 20 to my local tyre place but think i need to get it done properly
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How much it costs depends entirely on the car.

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It's not adjustable apparently?
Not many cars have adjustable camber from the factory, it's probably something bent. Although 1deg is nothing anyway so I doubt you will notice. Will probably help on roundabouts


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Old 7th Apr 2009, 19:14   #25
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I paid 99 at a BMW dealer (I am fairly sure they use hunter)
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 19:51   #26
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Capt Doufos,

You want to get a fast road setup for yours, not just the stock setting. Here is the fast road setup that WIM did for me.



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Old 7th Apr 2009, 19:58   #27
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While I think getting everything straight and true is an excellent idea and something I do at least once a year I question how much 'tweaking' will benefit people in 'normal' road cars unless you are tracking it or it's built to be adjusted fully, which most production cars aren't. Great idea getting it 'sorted' but many of these systems are only as good as the people using them. I have seen alignments done at one place, checked at another and being quite different. Buy with caution is my advice and aim for someone like Centre of Gravity or other well respected set up specialists if you are going to get it done, and expect to pay more for it. My GT3 took 6 hours to do as an example...
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While I think getting everything straight and true is an excellent idea and something I do at least once a year I question how much 'tweaking' will benefit people in 'normal' road cars unless you are tracking it or it's built to be adjusted fully, which most production cars aren't. Great idea getting it 'sorted' but many of these systems are only as good as the people using them. I have seen alignments done at one place, checked at another and being quite different. Buy with caution is my advice and aim for someone like Centre of Gravity or other well respected set up specialists if you are going to get it done, and expect to pay more for it. My GT3 took 6 hours to do as an example...
Exactly, worth paying more to get it right the first time, mine was at center gravity for 8 hours, had seized camber/castor and toe on drivers side though to fix :P
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 20:06   #29
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When I took mine to JZM I ended up paying around 400, shims is where they make their money at 25 a shim!
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Yep, you really do want to goto Wheels In Motion with you having an mx5. He knows a lot about the mx5 suspension and he will set you up with what you want.


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