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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyMon Mar 21 2011, 23:04

max wrote:
matty_mk1 wrote:
did you manage to get it tracked anywhere dude?

Not yet man. No where in Cambridge has the combination of a flat ramp and the lazers that attach to the hubs instead of the top of the tyre. I tried F1, Cambridge performance tyres, Regency Autos, Kwik-fit and International tyres and all of them said no.

But a guy from C' Performance told me that they can do it at their Bishop Stortford Branch so after giving them a call and chatting to a mechanic there I'm going to be heading down there on Saturday and see what they can do. Finger crossed ay.
I was told by someone that Magnum Tyres in Haddenham (near Ely) can do this.
It's called a "Hunter" machine. The alignment lasers bolt onto the hubs as opposed to hooking over the tyres.
If Magnum don't have the facility anymore, then try a few places around here and ask if they have a "Hunter" machine. Not a lot of places have them, but it's worth asking about rather than travelling loadsa miles for an alignment.
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyMon Mar 21 2011, 23:10

theres also the kits which fit to the wheel rim, so arch gap isnt an issue.
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whittle

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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyTue Mar 22 2011, 07:52

There's a place called 2 stroke Saab in bassingbourn who I usually use

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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyTue Mar 22 2011, 09:49

Stampers wrote:
max wrote:
matty_mk1 wrote:
did you manage to get it tracked anywhere dude?

Not yet man. No where in Cambridge has the combination of a flat ramp and the lazers that attach to the hubs instead of the top of the tyre. I tried F1, Cambridge performance tyres, Regency Autos, Kwik-fit and International tyres and all of them said no.

But a guy from C' Performance told me that they can do it at their Bishop Stortford Branch so after giving them a call and chatting to a mechanic there I'm going to be heading down there on Saturday and see what they can do. Finger crossed ay.
I was told by someone that Magnum Tyres in Haddenham (near Ely) can do this.
It's called a "Hunter" machine. The alignment lasers bolt onto the hubs as opposed to hooking over the tyres.
If Magnum don't have the facility anymore, then try a few places around here and ask if they have a "Hunter" machine. Not a lot of places have them, but it's worth asking about rather than travelling loadsa miles for an alignment.

It's not a problem finding a garage with a Hunter system that's making the search hard it's that I need them to have a Hunter system in conjunction with a sunk ramp (MOT style) but it still needs to be a alignment ramp as they have extra stuff on them. As I said I'll give these guys in Bishops Stortford a go first.
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyThu Mar 24 2011, 10:22

f*****g Finally!

Got a mate to give me a lift down to Stortford yesterday afternoon to pick up my newly aligned car. I've got to say the people at Stortford Performance Tyres are top lads! They didn't complain once about my car being low, sorted out everything to a T, adjusted my rear camber to 2.5 degrees on my request and even stayed open 10 mins after normal closing time so I could collect my car. I really would recommend them to anyone Thumbs up

Now I've sorted the ride height, bushes and camber out the only thing left on my immediate to do list is replace my brakes as I may of warped them a little whilst having some fun with an RS2 Razz Has anyone on here got any experience with EBC Red Stuff pads?
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyThu Mar 24 2011, 10:32

Redstuff pads are ceramic and freaking epic
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyThu Mar 24 2011, 10:37

whittle wrote:
Redstuff pads are ceramic and freaking epic

They're what I'm going for dude. In combination with the EBC Ulitimax disks. I think I'll do front and rears in separate month though as fronts alone come in at 270 Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyThu Mar 24 2011, 10:42

Dad's got RedStuff pads all round on drilled and dimpled. Absolutely fantastic pads, and thats a c1600kg car...
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyThu Mar 24 2011, 12:44

I wouldn't bother with 'branded' discs

Get the cheapest dimpled/grooved ones etc and the best pads possible

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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyThu Mar 24 2011, 13:07

whittle wrote:
I wouldn't bother with 'branded' discs

Get the cheapest dimpled/grooved ones etc and the best pads possible


Na dude disks are almost as important as pads. Besides brakes are the one thing I'm not going to skimp on
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyThu Mar 24 2011, 14:20

max wrote:
whittle wrote:
I wouldn't bother with 'branded' discs

Get the cheapest dimpled/grooved ones etc and the best pads possible


Na dude disks are almost as important as pads. Besides brakes are the one thing I'm not going to skimp on

Good lad Wink

Will defo be hitting up stortford then for my allignment needs Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyThu Mar 24 2011, 15:09

you scene b*****d matty.
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyFri Apr 01 2011, 15:15

The postman dropped me off a cheeky package earlier Thumbs up

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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyFri Apr 01 2011, 17:52

A14 tyres in Bury could also have sorted you out, they have a sunken ramp with alignment stuff that clamps to the rims so lows are no problem, they've done my last 3 cars and didn't even charge me for doing the Rado and Passat. Ollie's the man to see there for future reference Thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyFri Apr 01 2011, 18:01

you could have got my brother to do the 'ghetto alignment', when nobody could do my mk2 my brother did it by eye Razz did a pretty damn good job too!
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyMon Apr 04 2011, 11:13

This looked pretty cool yesterday, even if the wheels are too small Razz
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyMon Apr 04 2011, 11:39

You should have seen his brakes pretty much on fire on the way home
Razz
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyMon Apr 04 2011, 12:58

matty_mk1 wrote:
This looked pretty cool yesterday, even if the wheels are too small Razz

Ha, cheers dude. If I had a bit of money I'd be buying the 18's off Karl at the moment so I can get some proper tuck going but I think I'm going to have to wait a while until I have some spare cash Thumbs up

Lupton_20vt wrote:
You should have seen his brakes pretty much on fire on the way home
Razz

No word of a lie, at first I thought I'd blow a radiator pipe. Bloody slow drivers pulling out and making me brake heavily
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyMon Apr 04 2011, 19:43

max wrote:
No word of a lie, at first I thought I'd blow a radiator pipe. Bloody slow drivers pulling out and making me brake heavily

sure its not all the sitting up people's arses? because thats what bmw drivers do
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyTue Apr 05 2011, 06:24

billybug wrote:
max wrote:
No word of a lie, at first I thought I'd blow a radiator pipe. Bloody slow drivers pulling out and making me brake heavily

sure its not all the sitting up people's arses? because thats what bmw drivers do

Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyTue Apr 05 2011, 09:46

billybug wrote:
max wrote:
No word of a lie, at first I thought I'd blow a radiator pipe. Bloody slow drivers pulling out and making me brake heavily

sure its not all the sitting up people's arses? because thats what bmw drivers do

Laughing Yes mate that's just what I was doing Razz

Kit and I had a bit of sporadic fun on the motorway home (70mph of course!) when some biddy doing 50 decided to pull out and over take. Needless to say there was much braking and down shifting which my new brakes didn't seem to like all that much.
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyTue Apr 05 2011, 09:50

billybug wrote:
max wrote:
No word of a lie, at first I thought I'd blow a radiator pipe. Bloody slow drivers pulling out and making me brake heavily

sure its not all the sitting up people's arses? because thats what bmw drivers do

Laughing Yes mate that's just what I was doing Razz

Kit and I had a bit of sporadic fun on the motorway home (70mph of course!) when some biddy doing 50 decided to pull out and over take. Needless to say there was much braking and down shifting which my new brakes didn't seem to like all that much.
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyTue Apr 05 2011, 09:55

Also much love for Dan for this shot I love you

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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyTue Apr 05 2011, 11:58

max wrote:
billybug wrote:
max wrote:
No word of a lie, at first I thought I'd blow a radiator pipe. Bloody slow drivers pulling out and making me brake heavily

sure its not all the sitting up people's arses? because thats what bmw drivers do

Laughing Yes mate that's just what I was doing Razz

Kit and I had a bit of sporadic fun on the motorway home (70mph of course!) when some biddy doing 50 decided to pull out and over take. Needless to say there was much braking and down shifting which my new brakes didn't seem to like all that much.

I have a picture somewhere actually. With the white van man pointing at you. Judging you.
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PostSubject: Re: My 328ci E46   My 328ci E46 - Page 7 EmptyTue Apr 05 2011, 12:40

Lupton_20vt wrote:
With the white van man pointing at you. Judging you.

I didn't know diggins was there! Razz
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