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Post by 71Ghia on Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:27 am

Does anyone know the best place in Atlanta to get the an alignment? I spoke with a couple of places but they were saying they would need to get the manufacturers specs.
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Re: Wheel alignment

Post by zabo on Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:47 am

theres a place off of ponce over by dekalb industrial. Call bobbys shop and they can tell you where it is (404) 373-7963
they do all their alignments
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Re: Wheel alignment

Post by EngineerTEN on Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:55 pm

I've used the method in the "How to keep your Volkswagen alive" manual to get close enough to drive. Then took it over to Sears who said it was already in spec.

If you want to try that method, I recommend getting two $1 yard sticks from the paint department at Home Depot. Then loosely overlay them with a couple of wire ties. Then adjust until you get about the same measurement at 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock when measuring from inside the left wheel to inside the right wheel. In the end the it should toe in about 2 to 3 mm - I think. The manual has the exact measurement.

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Re: Wheel alignment

Post by 71Ghia on Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:32 pm

Thanks for the replys guys.
I called Bobby and he gave me the number for Mobley Tires in Decatur.
The guys there were fantastic and fit me in with not too much of a wait.
I would strongly recommend them to anyone when having your alignment done as the service was top notch.
Here's their details
Mobley Tire
173 Grove Place
Decatur
GA 30030
404-373-3388
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Re: Wheel alignment

Post by 71Ghia on Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:36 pm

Driving there was a different matter though! It was a bit hairy to say the least. I found the the Ghia wasn't quite wide enough to sit in the channels of dry tarmac without running on the ice.
Scary shit in places. I mean Ponce de Leon is a major route. Why does it still have 4"of piled ice and snow on it 5 days later?
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Post by DiggerD on Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:08 pm

Yeah, I was down on Ponce yesterday, and it was more than a little hairy............it was downright dangerous!! affraid Glad to hear you made it to the shop and back without incident! cheers
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Post by Grifspop on Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:13 pm

71Ghia wrote:Driving there was a different matter though! It was a bit hairy to say the least. I found the the Ghia wasn't quite wide enough to sit in the channels of dry tarmac without running on the ice.
Scary shit in places. I mean Ponce de Leon is a major route. Why does it still have 4"of piled ice and snow on it 5 days later?

Because both of the snow removal trucks were elsewhere :-)
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