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Where to get wheels aligned PERTH

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2012/10/20 23:15:32 (permalink)
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Where to get wheels aligned PERTH

Hi again to all WA folks!
 
Can anyone recommend a good place to get a wheel alignment done in Perth, preferably NOR (Osb Pk, Wangara, Malaga etc)?
 
I'm in the process of completely redoing the front-end and installing adjustable TCAs.
 
Any tips would be great.
 
Cheers
 
Nick
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    PaulMk1
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    Re:Where to get wheels aligned PERTH 2012/10/21 11:00:06 (permalink)
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    Re:Where to get wheels aligned PERTH 2012/10/21 11:03:47 (permalink)
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    the_cheese

    Hi again to all WA folks!

    Can anyone recommend a good place to get a wheel alignment done in Perth, preferably NOR (Osb Pk, Wangara, Malaga etc)?

    I'm in the process of completely redoing the front-end and installing adjustable TCAs.

    Any tips would be great.

    Cheers

    Nick

    Wilkinson Suspension in Bayswater seems to be well regarded, although I haven't used them yet myself.  I did walk in one day to discuss my car and said "I have an old Ford Escort" to which the guy immediately responded with "I'm sorry".  I don't think he was kidding either!
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    Re:Where to get wheels aligned PERTH 2012/10/21 19:10:37 (permalink)
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    Have good experience with Wilkinsons, they made sure it was right with test drives etc.  $66 from memory and that included some new steering rack bushes supplied and installed.
     
    Didn't get any lip either. 
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    Re:Where to get wheels aligned PERTH 2012/10/21 20:34:59 (permalink)
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    Avon
    Didn't get any lip either.  

    Yeah, that cheeky bugger!
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    the_cheese
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    Re:Where to get wheels aligned PERTH 2012/10/21 23:19:33 (permalink)
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    Alright! Looks like I will be giving them a call then!
     
    I will mention that I've got an old escort with new suspension and see how they like it.
     
    Keep you posted.
     
    Thanks guys
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    Re:Where to get wheels aligned PERTH 2012/10/22 10:30:20 (permalink)
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    I've always used Glides in Newcastle St. (Only just NOR)
     
    They have my business because they always check out the whole front end before attempting and alignment.
    They'll give you a yell if anything is not spot on and needs attention before commencing work.
     
    A group of old boys who are used to working on our old cars.
     

     
    Just another option if you want to look further afield than Wilkinsons.
    Any specialist supension/alignment group is going to be a significant step up from the services offered by your average tyre shop.
     
    Cheers
     
    Graham
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    Re:Where to get wheels aligned PERTH 2012/10/22 19:33:47 (permalink)
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    Good to have another recommendation.  Maybe those old boys appreciate fine automobiles like ours too, and won't give any lip!
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    Re:Where to get wheels aligned PERTH 2013/02/27 02:07:35 (permalink)
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    Just got my wheel alignment done by Glide Automotive on Newcastle street today.
     
    Brian behind the counter showed great patience with me as I ran him through my suspension setup (adjustable TCAs, modified inner wing to take bigger strut tops) and woes I've had. They did a stirling job of the alignment itself and took there time to discuss the current state of my suspension and things Im looking at doing in the future.
     
    Having gone to both Glide and Wilkinsons, I can honestly say that the 'old boy' touch makes a difference!!! I think they were secretly happy to see an escort come in the doors actually.
     
    Just my 2 cents!
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    Re:Where to get wheels aligned PERTH 2013/02/27 08:06:05 (permalink)
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    Good Stuff Mate,
     
    Always great to meet someone who will take an interest in your project and give it the respect it deserves.
     
    Cheers
     
    Matt

     
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