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      04-30-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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Wheels Geo in Essex / East London

Just wondering if somebody can recommed good place where wheel tracking + geo can be done, preferable in Essex / east London area.

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      04-30-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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bit out of the way but i know these guys are good - http://www.jpsmotorsport.com/4-wheel-alignment
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      04-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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I had mine done in Saffron Walden mate. Let me know if you need contact details.
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Elite in Rainham or Goodwin Tyres (just of Green Lanes, Ilford).
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Elite in Rainham or Goodwin Tyres (just of Green Lanes, Ilford).
I have been to Goodwin Tyres for most of my cars.
I think they only do tracking and Geo is comprehensive.
Please correct me if I am wrong.

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I had mine done in Saffron Walden mate. Let me know if you need contact details.
Mart, if I cannot find place closer than this, than I am afraid, I may have to ask you to pass on details of these guys.

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Thanks. If I lived west part of London, I would give them a try.
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I have been to Goodwin Tyres for most of my cars.
I think they only do tracking and Geo is comprehensive.
Please correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks.
I definitely recall them doing full geo set up. I must admit, i have not been there for few years now I live in North London. If you used them in the past you must live local to Ilford area. Definitely try them, otherwise Elite Wheels & Tryes.
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Hi makkan, i used goodwin tyres yesterday for a full 4 wheel alignment increar toe and camber adjust and tracking.

Good service and 14 day free retest
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Hi makkan, i used goodwin tyres yesterday for a full 4 wheel alignment increar toe and camber adjust and tracking.

Good service and 14 day free retest

Sorry my ignorance. Is that what is know as all 4 geometry?
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I definitely recall them doing full geo set up. I must admit, i have not been there for few years now I live in North London. If you used them in the past you must live local to Ilford area. Definitely try them, otherwise Elite Wheels & Tryes.
Thanks mate. After reading your response, I contacted them today, but they close after 5:30 and they were gone when I rang.
Will give them a call tomorrow.

Last time, when I was with them, they were keen that rears do not need altreation / tracking even without looking at car. But that was front wheel drive.

If I go for geo, shall I ask them for all 4's or only 2 front?
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Thanks mate. After reading your response, I contacted them today, but they close after 5:30 and they were gone when I rang.
Will give them a call tomorrow.

Last time, when I was with them, they were keen that rears do not need altreation / tracking even without looking at car. But that was front wheel drive.

If I go for geo, shall I ask them for all 4's or only 2 front?
Thanks.
Mate,

You have to get a 4 wheel alignment done on any BMW.
Even if the rears are a little out of alignment, it will still affect how the front is set up.

"Camber/castor/Toe" are the different types of adjustments than can be made both front and rear - the angles of the wheels etc.

If you have lowered/uprated suspension, ask them if they have the settings for "ZSP Sports suspension E90".
That'll work good for you

Another I would reccommend in your area is Dixon Cheng at DMS.
Really top guy - say steve 'm1bjr' from S2K forum sends you

Unit 3C, Europa Trading Estate
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http://www.dmsracingltd.co.uk/wheel-...eel-alignment/
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You have to get a 4 wheel alignment done on any BMW.
Even if the rears are a little out of alignment, it will still affect how the front is set up.

"Camber/castor/Toe" are the different types of adjustments than can be made both front and rear - the angles of the wheels etc.

Another I would reccommend in your area is Dixon Cheng at DMS.
Really top guy - say steve 'm1bjr' from S2K forum sends you

Unit 3C, Europa Trading Estate
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http://www.dmsracingltd.co.uk/wheel-...eel-alignment/
Will give them a try.
Thanks Steve, Always helpful.
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Makkan, generally front wheel drive cars esp audi and vw do not have adjustable rears, on bmw you can adjust rear toe and camber, my car was drifting/hovering to theright under hard acceleration, all sorted now
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Makkan, generally front wheel drive cars esp audi and vw do not have adjustable rears, on bmw you can adjust rear toe and camber, my car was drifting/hovering to theright under hard acceleration, all sorted now
Actually cars based on the Golf 5 platform onwards (A3, Octavia, Leon) do have adjustments available at the rear.
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PMW in Chelmsford have 4 wheel alignment equipment and know how to use it properly - 01245 496739

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Mate,

You have to get a 4 wheel alignment done on any BMW.
Even if the rears are a little out of alignment, it will still affect how the front is set up.

"Camber/castor/Toe" are the different types of adjustments than can be made both front and rear - the angles of the wheels etc.

If you have lowered/uprated suspension, ask them if they have the settings for "ZSP Sports suspension E90".
That'll work good for you

Another I would reccommend in your area is Dixon Cheng at DMS.
Really top guy - say steve 'm1bjr' from S2K forum sends you

Unit 3C, Europa Trading Estate
Erith
Kent.
DA8 1QL

http://www.dmsracingltd.co.uk/wheel-...eel-alignment/
Dixon?


is it the same chap that sells dixcel brakes? he was on the dc5 forum...read a thread where people said that the brakes "cracked"/ warped....

I think hes got a dc2 that he races etc...

Anyways, didn't know he does geo set up....mite giv him a try....
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ohh..yeah its the same guy...just checked your link...
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Dixon?


is it the same chap that sells dixcel brakes? he was on the dc5 forum...read a thread where people said that the brakes "cracked"/ warped....

I think hes got a dc2 that he races etc...

Anyways, didn't know he does geo set up....mite giv him a try....
Thats right.
Dixon competes in the Honda Challenge with an aquaintance of mine.

Not heard any issues with the S2K lads breaking Dixcels, I suspect its the usual fitment/hub runout issues by the installer.
He uses them so they must be up to the serious abuse of racing!

Anyhow, I know some very 'fussy' customers that use him
Also good for tuning some pretty exotic machinery too.
His rates for regular chassis work/alignment is very competative too.
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