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    Wheel alignment specs for 306

    Hi there,

    Does anyone know what the factory alignment specs are for a Peugeot 306 XT is?

    Are there different specs for different models? ie, XT, XSi, GTi6?

    I am wondering if I should stick to factory spec or experiment with something to suit my driving style (mostly fast road, occasional track day).

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    Hope you can help.

    Brendan

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    Brendan,

    How's it goin'. I'd be interested in the answer as well. ntrx did mention in the tyres thread that Spinning Wheel tyres reckon that there is a margin for adjustment of the caster/toe on the GTi6. Don't know if this applies to all Pugs.

    Darren.

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    Unfortunately Spinning Wheels weren't able to be too specific - I was dealing with a real salesman.

    I might take it down there in the next few days and see what they can do.

    Brenno I looked ALL over the friggin net. Nothing relevant to be found. I guess you did the same.

    Adrian

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    Adrian - yeah I did a fair bit of research.

    Seems that there is nothing out there.

    I am getting a fresh set of RE711's on tomorrow ( $145 each!!) and am keen to pay a bit extra for a good alignment.

    I am really surprised that a car like the 306, which has excellent handling and passive rear steering, has no alignment specs in the manual.

    Want to head over to Spinning Wheels together? Bit like girls going to the dunny together I guess.

    =)

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    yep, OK

    you and me in the girl's dunny.

    then we can grab lunch/coffee/beer down at wooloomoololoooloo whilst we wait.

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    Brenno,

    Arent Northshore Any help? One of my Mechanics here in Nowra, Hilaire & speers have a workshop manual. might be a bit more informative. want me to give em a call?

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    I would call Northshore but everytime I call them I ask for free advice etc. Feel a bit bad doing it.

    Yeah Byron if it isnt too much trouble it would be interesting to hear what they say.

    =)

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    What's their number ?

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    Who, Hilaire and speers? or Northshore.

    Hillaire & Speers 02 4421 2071

    Northshore rallysport (02) 9906 5744

    I'll post later today what i find out

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    Yeah sorry, it was Northshore I meant. Thanks.

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    I just rang Northshore and there are no adjustments you can do to them.

    I was told that the only way you will get any change to the handling of them is by lowering them. They said go 35mm at the front, and 50mm at the back, using Eibach springs. They leave the factory shocks in place.

    It costs $675 for the job, including reseting the torsion bar at the back, and a wheel alignment.

    He said that this makes a BIG difference to the way they handle.

    It was worth a try!

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    Heya,

    In relation to this topic, I just had my car serviced last week and asked about the factory wheel alignment specs.

    He said that there are no 'specs' for the entire 306 range - apart from +-5mm toe on the front/rear.

    Yeah totally helpful =(

    He said that Bob Jane's in Edgecliff do all their alignment for all the new peugeot's delivered. Since it is the only Peugeot dealer in the easter suburbs and the closest one to the city I might just give Bob Janes a go.

    I am trying silly things at the moment. Increasing the pressure on the front to see if I can get it to turn in a bit better. I could have sworn that my car turned in better about 6 months ago. So now I am on 29rear/38front.

    Next will try 34 all round and see what that does.

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    Yelo20, sounds like what was done to my car. But I am not sure of the brand of springs. Mine are purple with 306 written on them. Not sure if the rear tortion bar was reset but considering the car the previous owner took am am positive he did it properly. Handles very well too, but I cant compare it to original suspension as I have never driven one.
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    not sure now how much it cost but mother got her 206 lowered and they put in a thicker torsion bar in the rear as well as the lowered springs in the front
    they left the shocks as they were
    the car now looks as low as mine and mine is still standard
    mine would scrape more than it does now i think if i lowered it
    but it never stops me thinking about it
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    your mum had her car lowered?! does your mum drive the car hard?

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    not really
    but she does like a car to handle really well and of course she loves the look of it
    she has never really grown out of her childhood days lol
    next is a good sound system, sporty exhaust and air filter she says
    she already has the alloy filler cap and other bits alloy on the car and the wheel arch lips
    and of course the car is black
    looks mean and soon should sound mean as well
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    1 x 2000 Citroen XM,

    1 x '98 306 GTi6 sadly sold

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

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    Hi there,

    Finally got the wheel alignment done at Bob Janes in Edgecliff. I spoke to the guy there and he said he gets quite a few Peugeot's in from the Peugeot on Crown dealership.

    Anyway I opted for a 'thrust' alignment. Sounds sexy. It cost me $49.50.

    What is a thrust alignment anyway?

    I asked for a full report on the alignment as it is, and what they changed too, and also a copy of the factory specs.

    Results are below,

    Front Axle

    Castor;

    Spec: 250' Min, 350' Max

    Camber;

    Spec: -050' Min, 010' Max

    Toe;

    Spec: 0.9 Min, 2.8 Max

    (I am guessing this is measured in mm)


    Rear Axle

    Camber;

    Spec: -135' Min, -105' Max

    Toe;

    Spec: 2.2 Min, 5.0 Max

    After all that I just realised that after the wheel alignment, the final specs are still outside the factory specs. How bloody annoying.

    The main thing is that they fixed the toe in that I had on the front to a similar amout of toe out. I thought my car was understeering quite a bit and this is what prompted the alignment.

    On the drive home i took my car around some known corners and yeah, ive got the original feeling back.

    Power into corner, back off, hold line, steer with the rear.......awesome =)

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