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Hunter wheel alignment prices

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Capt Doufos, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Capt Doufos

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,507

    Location: Nr Colchester, Essex

    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?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. dan^uk

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 2, 2003

    Posts: 359

    Paid £70 for the check and adjusting all four wheels.
     
  3. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 19, 2003

    Posts: 17,391

    Location: Bristol, UK

    I have heard of these hunter machines, why are they superior to others?
     
  4. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

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    I paid about £100 I think.
     
  5. Matthew.M

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,011

    Location: Birmingham

    £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.
     
  6. Booner!

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 29, 2005

    Posts: 9,132

    What's the advantage of this over what my local tyre place does for ~£20?
     
  7. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 11,337

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    Thats probably for the tracking where as full 4 wheel laser alignment checks and alters the camber, toe, castor if its adjustable etc.
     
  8. Booner!

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 29, 2005

    Posts: 9,132

    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?
     
  9. Howard

    Capodecina

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    Location: South East

    +1, will be taking mine there once I do the suspension
     
  10. Capt Doufos

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,507

    Location: Nr Colchester, Essex

    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.
     
  11. dan^uk

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 2, 2003

    Posts: 359

    See: http://www.alignmycar.co.uk/ for the nearest place that has a Hunter (there is also a 5% discount voucher on there).
     
  12. GinG

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 22, 2006

    Posts: 5,965

    So adding 18" alloys & a new suspension setup to a mondeo ST24, it could be advisable to get this done?
     
  13. InvaderGIR

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    Location: Bristol

    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. :D
     
  14. Lord-Jaffa

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    Location: Surrey

    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!
     
  15. Lord-Jaffa

    Mobster

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    Location: Surrey

    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.
     
  16. Capt Doufos

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Nr Colchester, Essex

    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.
     
  17. Ricochet J

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    Location: Jumanji

    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?
     
  18. Logsi

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2005

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    Location: Kernow

    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.
     
  19. OllyM

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 16, 2004

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    Location: New Jersey, USA

    Posted this before but:

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    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.
     
  20. paradigm

    Caporegime

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    Location: Staffordshire

    That seems so odd that your front camber is so out, and that they couldn't do anything about it :confused:
     


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