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4 wheel alingment

Postby nearlyretired » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:32 am

Morning folks

I have just fitted a set of adjustable coilover and some new drop links to my zsport.

I was thinking about going to dreadnought in Callander for an alignment and wondered if anyone had experience of garages nearer Edinburgh.

Big change in the handling with new shocks and much more settled.

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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby gm » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:22 pm

in the past, I have used a chap called Willie at CLCM on the sighthill industrial estate in edinburgh. he always did a very good job of setting up the mazdas and 944s that I took him. I did hear that he is/has retired but still owns the business, its just someone else doing the work.

other options are pro drive (or is it pro grip?) in falkirk, ak automotive in Newcastle or andrew lamont in fife somewhere.

whoever you choose, a good alignment will make a noticeable difference :)
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby OldSpice » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:57 pm

ProGrip, Larbert, nr Falkirk
Ask for John. Sole proprietor & he does it all.
Got plenty alternative settings on file.
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby nearlyretired » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:59 pm

Great thanks for the quick replies.

Will post back on how it goes.

The meisters were nice to fit although I was slow with the spanners it was nice to have time to do it and appreciate the engineering in the shocks.
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby JimF » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:46 pm

I have used Pro-Grip at Larbert on two cars. 01324 557071. Was very good. Also used the guy at Sighthill about 4 years ago. He to was very god.
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby nearlyretired » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:11 am

Thanks Jim
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby bobjay » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:08 am

This was my experience at Progrip, I won't be returning

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11178
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby 71NotOut » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:34 am

I have heard that CLCM has gone downhill since the change of personnel.

I would have recommended them otherwise.

I will be needing the same when I get my Koni/Eibach fitted so will be interested to hear how you get on.

I think AK Automotive might be the one i'd favour at present (only because they have worked on the car for Goodwood).
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby OldSpice » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:47 am

bobjay wrote:This was my experience at Progrip, I won't be returning

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11178


That was unfortunate. First negative feedback I've seen. John has new premises and works solo now.
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby AthelstanefordAndy » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:50 pm

I have used clcm since the change of staff. The young man in charge gave the impression he knew what he was on about. To be fair, I was just in for a front toe alignment on an old range rover, so I can't speak for 4 wheel alignment - when I last had that done it was the older man who was running the business.
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby sclements » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:03 pm

I switched to Autohaus at Loanhead after the changes at CLCM although not taken an MX5 there but had the Skoda there a couple of times.

Happy to recommend them see http://www.autohausedinburgh.co.uk/

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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby Scott_J » Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:49 pm

for anyone in Glasgow area I had Kenneth Brown Motor Engineers, Hillington, fit Eibach springs to my Billies and full set up. Great turn in now. Very pleased.
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby drewj » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:10 pm

I booked into Pro Grip online for 4 wheel alignment for a 99 MX5 Mk 2 however they contacted me to get another garage to ensure all the adjusters were not seized before taking it to them.

Best to check with them before travelling.
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby Ginger Nuts » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:50 pm

Performance HQ in Dalgety Bay also do 4 wheel alignment, got my Mazda 6 MPS done there after fitting Eibachs. Good guys who know their onions (Russell is a genius at mapping ECU's - also did my MPS and WOW!!).

Cost £60 - fairly standard at the time and produced printout with setting and adjustments.

Worth a call as they are just off the M90.
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby joeytalent » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:30 pm

drewj wrote:I booked into Pro Grip online for 4 wheel alignment for a 99 MX5 Mk 2 however they contacted me to get another garage to ensure all the adjusters were not seized before taking it to them.

Best to check with them before travelling.


I took mine to a place (in York when I was back home) and they wouldn't touch the car because they said all the adjusters were seized. I stopped by at AK Auto on the way back up to Edinburgh and they did it with no problems. Good thing is that if you go to AK, they have heaps of spares - so if you do need a new adjustment bolt, they can sort that at the same time.
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby special k » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:43 pm

Ginger Nuts wrote:Performance HQ in Dalgety Bay also do 4 wheel alignment, got my Mazda 6 MPS done there after fitting Eibachs. Good guys who know their onions (Russell is a genius at mapping ECU's - also did my MPS and WOW!!).

Cost £60 - fairly standard at the time and produced printout with setting and adjustments.

Worth a call as they are just off the M90.


Ginger

I also had Eibach springs fitted recently & have my MK 3 booked in to this place on 31st so will let you know how is goes. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby Ginger Nuts » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:10 pm

Look forward to hearing how it goes, hopefully it will be all good. :D
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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby Five Alive » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:07 pm

My Mk1 is on a ramp at HQ as we speak. I'll be picking it up tomorrow after a full alignment. It's lowered on HSD Monopros and they're giving it a track biased set-up. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby WGL63 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:55 pm

SDM Falkirk quoted me £49 for 4 wheel alignment at the beginning of Dec.

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Re: 4 wheel alingment

Postby Brads » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:54 am

Had mine done at Autohaus Loanheed. Charged just over 50 quid.

Was done 2 weeks ago the day before I left for work for 2 weeks

Found a severe vibration through the wheel at 70mph on the way home, so now have to strip the calipers when I get home to ensure it`s not them before progressing.
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