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PC76



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Kwik-Fit Hunter alignment

Has anyone used Kwik-Fit to get he alignment sorted my local one has the Hunter 4-wheel setup. I have a RRS1 on a 10 plate with 20" (it's the only time i can brag Rolling with laughter )

Also will i need to set the suspension on to tight tolerance while it's setup?


Thanks

Post #542864 Thu Dec 07 2017 3:44pm
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Paddi



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Kwik-Fit have such an awful reputation I wouldn't consider using them for anything other than perhaps a puncture repair.

Even then they would probably try to tell me that 'this tyre can't be repaired and you'll have to buy a new one - oh but its a 4x4 so of course you'll have to replace all four' and then 'oh dear, the only tyres we have in stock in that size are these Pirelli Super Xtortionatios at £300 a corner plus VAT and fitting.......'

Find somewhere else. And yes - a good alignment place will have the means to put your car into Tight Tolerance Mode.

Make sure the fuel tank is full. The alignment techs should use an airline with calibrated pressure gauge to set all 4 tyres to the correct pressures. Raise and lower the vehicle a couple of times then push it back and forth a bit to settle it down. Then check the ride height at each corner is within spec.THEN put the laser kit on and do a full alignment.

Chat them up a bit to show you're an enthusiast owner who looks after his car and get them to make sure all the readings are not just in the green zone but right in the middle of the green.

My local place does all of the above and my tyres are currently wearing perfectly evenly.

It helps I think if you make sure at least the wheels are clean and spotless and have it done on a dry day in the middle of the week. The techs will concentrate better if the car's not dripping on their heads whilst under it and Saturday is always the most hectic day so they are not in the best frame of mind to deal with fussy customers. 2008 MY Java Black TDV8 HSE

Post #542866 Thu Dec 07 2017 4:49pm
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Tyrefitter



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Here you go,,put your postcode in & it will give you a list of authorised Hunter places.
https://www.alignmycar.co.uk/

Andy. 2014 RRS SC santorino,coris roof.
2014 Evoque D-Lux Fuji
Previous motor.
2016 VW Amarok Highline,candy white
2014 RRS AB FUJI
2012 RRS Dynamic red edition Fuji
2012 RRS SE santorino
2015 Navara White
2008 RRS white TDV8
2007 RRS black TDV8
2002 RR Vogue
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Post #542867 Thu Dec 07 2017 5:31pm
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PC76



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Thx Andy & Paddi,

Will defo steer clear KF. Will have to be a weekend unless i go whilst off between Christmas and New year...

Post #542868 Thu Dec 07 2017 5:47pm
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phillh



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When I first got my car, it was pulling to the left. The dealer took it to kwik fit for me who had Hunter equipment, they improved it a bit but it still wasn't right.

After a couple of months, I took it to Discount Tyres in Luton, I had all 4 tyres replaced (budgets I'm afraid) and the Hunter 4 wheel alignment. They got it spot on, its like a new car now. Thumbs Up

Post #542871 Thu Dec 07 2017 6:02pm
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Cymruambyth



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I wouldn`t go to KF for directions! Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged.

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scousefly



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Are u 🤬🤬🤬

Mad??????? KF wouldn’t let them touch my mountain bike never mind my RR. If you ever utter those dirty words again I will hunt you down and sort you out Mr. Green Mr. Green Thumbs Up

Post #542885 Thu Dec 07 2017 9:52pm
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PC76



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I thought you were going to say Pinch my wheels then Scouse...😝

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scousefly



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tut tut

PC76 gender scarring at its utmost Mr. Green Mr. Green

Post #542890 Fri Dec 08 2017 12:42am
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PC76



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Hi Chapps,

Didn't get chance to get the alignment completed over Christmas and now need to do a run up to Oban next week so looking to get it sorted ASAP.

I used the link form Andy and have been getting quotes ranging from £95 to £140 with the most expensive stating the suspension should be on it's lowest setting and the cheapest stating they need it at least for half a day... so not had an overly confident feeling.

Can anyone tell me what they paid and what the official procedure is to set the alignment so i don't get sold up the river...

Cheers

Post #545188 Mon Jan 08 2018 3:38pm
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Tyrefitter



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4 wheel alignment can take upto half day if bolts ect are seized.

Andy 2014 RRS SC santorino,coris roof.
2014 Evoque D-Lux Fuji
Previous motor.
2016 VW Amarok Highline,candy white
2014 RRS AB FUJI
2012 RRS Dynamic red edition Fuji
2012 RRS SE santorino
2015 Navara White
2008 RRS white TDV8
2007 RRS black TDV8
2002 RR Vogue
1996 P38 2.5 HSE.

Post #545189 Mon Jan 08 2018 3:46pm
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Tyrefitter



Member Since: 19 Jul 2015
Location: East Yorkshire
Posts: 1973

United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

4 wheel alignment can take upto half day if bolts ect are seized.

Andy 2014 RRS SC santorino,coris roof.
2014 Evoque D-Lux Fuji
Previous motor.
2016 VW Amarok Highline,candy white
2014 RRS AB FUJI
2012 RRS Dynamic red edition Fuji
2012 RRS SE santorino
2015 Navara White
2008 RRS white TDV8
2007 RRS black TDV8
2002 RR Vogue
1996 P38 2.5 HSE.

Post #545191 Mon Jan 08 2018 3:53pm
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Cymruambyth



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Heard you first time Andy Laughing Steve.


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Post #545192 Mon Jan 08 2018 3:54pm
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PC76



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Passing by your's tomorrow Steve... down to south Wales it's either the M6/M5 or down past Chester etc...

think i will need new rears shortly.....

Post #545193 Mon Jan 08 2018 3:59pm
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Cymruambyth



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If you`re passing near to Chester tomorrow, check this place out http://www.qrsport.com/ They did the Hunter alignment on my Focus ST (not a RR I know, but they seem to know their stuff) Thumbs Up Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged.

Post #545194 Mon Jan 08 2018 4:11pm
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