[200q20v] V8 vs old S4(tramlining) - alignmnets

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Wed Mar 7 15:53:57 EST 2001

Its not only faith in alignment shops that is involved and at stake, but the
specs to which they work.  If they are working to Audi specs, camber for
example, @+/- 0.5 degree IMO. is a gross spec, inasmuch as this 1 degree is
a strut rod adjustment of 0.45", all within their green light!   You'll feel
that change and they will rightfully claim "in spec".

If you are a perfectionest, have a relatively flat concrete floor, and a few
simple tools (level, carpender's square, 5' straight edge, and plumb bob)
and time, you can do a much better job and know exactly what's going on.


> From: "Glen Powell" <gpowell at ennovatenetworks.com>
> Reply-To: <gpowell at ennovatenetworks.com>
> Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 15:48:41 -0500
> To: "'Derek Pulvino'" <DPulvino at agraus.com>, <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: RE: [200q20v] V8 vs old S4(tramlining) - alignmnets
> Most 'consumer alignments' are a waste of $$$ as most alignment shops and
> techs are totally incompetent, IMFO. It is a gen-u-wine challenge to find a
> competent alignment shop/tech - if you find a good one support them! Two in
> NE I know of that are OK, Donovan's Alignment in Waltham MA (have not been
> there in like 10 years so things may have changed...) and Concord Tire in
> Concord NH. Try to find one with a computerized rack that makes it possible
> for an idiot to do it correctly (assuming they tighten all the fasteners
> back up when done) and can supply a 'before' and 'after' computer print-out
> of the values that shows the differences Vs factory specs. Also
> independently verify yourself that their factory specs are correct via
> something like Bentley.
> -glen
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