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FINAL: Wheel and Tire
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> twain mein writes:
> So I took the A4 into the body shop this morning to
> have them look at the wheel/tire and suspension.
> Turns out the alignment is alright.
I find it _very_ hard to believe that an event which could danage a rim results
in zero effects on alignment.
I think it depends on your view of "alright". Did the shop use a laser (or
other optical) alignment rig? It takes around 90 minutes to prep a quattro for
a proper alignment measurement - the wheel rigs have to be fitted and
individually spun to zero out systematic errors, the axles have to be lifted
and relaxed, with each wheel on a separate turntable, etc.
You should, at the end of the process, have a printout of the actuals versus
the set nominals for the model. Then _YOU_ can judge what is "alright" and
what is not.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club