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    Hi and question

    Hi all !

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    Just want to say hi as I just joined aussiefrogs
    I'm from Melbourne and I've got a Diablo Red 206GTI MY01.

    My question this time is what shops do you guys usually go to or can recommend me to get my wheel alignment done ? I've been to Bob Jane Tmarts a few times and they can never get the setup right...everytime I have to go back 3 times I.

    Thanks in advance !

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    G'day and a warm welcome to the forum!

    Be sure to get yourself an Aussiefrogs sticker for your car so other members will give you a toot when they see you. The sticker is also guaranteed to immediately increase the performance and handling of your vehicle quite noticeably...

    Anyway, there was a thread on the forum some time ago about places that did good wheel alignments. Try doing a search for "wheel alignment" by clicking on the link up the top.

    Failing that, someone is sure to answer sooner or later.

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    What about Peugeot service centres? I'd imagine you could just go to Regans. Last time Bob Jane completely ruined my wheel alignment (it went from a slight vibration at 100 to a serious wobble at 80 eek! ) I took my car to Universe Motors in Richmond - they are Peugeot and Renault specialists. It has been perfect since then, well until I hit a rock on an offroading adventure and slightly deformed a wheel...
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    nJm:
    What about Peugeot service centres? I'd imagine you could just go to Regans. Last time Bob Jane completely ruined my wheel alignment (it went from a slight vibration at 100 to a serious wobble at 80 eek! ) I took my car to Universe Motors in Richmond - they are Peugeot and Renault specialists. It has been perfect since then, well until I hit a rock on an offroading adventure and slightly deformed a wheel...
    It seems with the older pugs there is plenty of literature out there with the specs. Trying to find any details on the newer ones is a lot harder, just about every 206 owner has a story to tell about bad wheel alignment (by some moron who wasn't brave enough to admit they didn't know WTF they were doing !)

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    find a good suspension place and get it done there
    my mother took GTi 206 to a suspension place to get hers done after a dealership hadn't done the job right and she is ever so happy with the car now even though it is lowered the same should apply to your car
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    There's only one place i'd recommend...Trutrack in North Melbourne.
    You might pay more but it's worth it.
    Speak to Ralph and tell him Andreas sent you.

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    Why doesn't Peugeot just put the wheel alignment specs in the manual?

    Others do.

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    Thanks guys !

    I bought my car from now John Blair and they outsource their wheel alignment to Bob Jane usually, so I went there.

    It was pretty good for the first time so I figured I'll try the one at Box Hill since it's just a block from my office, they totally fuxked the job and when I take it back to the one at Sth Yarra, the guy said I have uneven tyre wear and the toe angle on the left is 4mm off !

    So now even I have perfect alignment the car drags to one side as a result from the difference between the thickness of the two tyres !!

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    Pug307:
    Why doesn't Peugeot just put the wheel alignment specs in the manual? Others do.
    Then we wouldn't bother going to the dealer ???

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    A lot of people don't bother going to the dealer

    Heck, most dealers don't even have the equipment themselves

    To be honest, when it comes to specifications, the Peugeot manuals are very lacking compared to others I've seen.

    If the manual's English, don't bother putting any French in there. Plus they should watch their spelling. It's just not professional and sloppy.

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    My sister's Clio came with ONLY a French manual. That was fun. It took the dealer a week or so to order in an English one. They were baffled!

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    The Haynes manuals usually have the relevant specs. You may also be able to get them from the RACV / NRMA technical sections. Most dealers / repair agencies would be happy to tell you too.

    Its always worth making sure that the bloke who actually does the alignment gets told the correct specs by you. Quite a few operate on a "generic" approach to fwd "Macpherson" strut style cars unless you make sure that they have the figures in front of them.

    If your tyres are already unevenly worn it gets very hard to do a "proper" alignment. Good operators will tell you so when you take it in. Once the tyres have "gone" they are really operating on guesswork. Keeping tyres regularly rotated makes a difference here. An alignment won't "fix" the problem once uneven wear has begun.

    I've had good alignments done by the Bob Jane in Eltham and the one in the city (near the market - not sure if its still there).

    Whenever I get a car I usually put on a new set of tyres and have the alignment checked immediately, even if it feels pretty right. For what its worth, the 406 (bought SH from Regans) was absolutely spot on when checked. I guess they know how to do it right too.

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    Pug307:
    To be honest, when it comes to specifications, the Peugeot manuals are very lacking compared to others I've seen.
    Wonder if the French ones are better ?

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    Andreas:
    There's only one place i'd recommend...Trutrack in North Melbourne.
    You might pay more but it's worth it.
    Speak to Ralph and tell him Andreas sent you.
    Goto agree here, got my car done at TruTrack for new shocks and springs done and ralph did the alignment and it's perfect. There was a slight angle on the steering wheel previously and he fixed it up. My car is actually there at the moment getting a weird knocking noise sorted out.
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    XTC206:
    Pug307:
    To be honest, when it comes to specifications, the Peugeot manuals are very lacking compared to others I've seen.
    Wonder if the French ones are better ?

    XTC206
    I suspect they're the same - in fact there is a page where they've left the French titles.

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    Pug307:
    If the manual's English, don't bother putting any French in there. Plus they should watch their spelling. It's just not professional and sloppy.
    Yes, but remember to the French the english language is a "bastard" of a tongue. So I doubt they actually care that much.

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    That's why it's sloppy and unprofessional.

    I couldn't care less if they're not the best of mates, they sell hundreds of thousands of cars in English speaking countries

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    Pug307:
    That's why it's sloppy and unprofessional.
    I couldn't care less if they're not the best of mates, they sell hundreds of thousands of cars in English speaking countries
    Don't disagree ... but they're FRENCH remember (not that it excuses anything, it might just explain it).

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    I hate to think what the French in manuals produced in English speaking countries for cars destined for the french market is like!

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