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    D4 Wheel Alignment Fremantle area preferred?

    DazzaTD5 pointed out that my 21K 697 tyre on the RHS rear was completely worn out on the inside. Have just got back from 21K trip around the northern half of AU.
    Ironically, on the trip my tandem trailer has developed a significant alignment problem on the LHS (hopefully not related?)

    On this trip I've done a few Ks with the LLAMS on the first lower suspension point (only anticlockwise movement from standard), but despite being suggested I get an alignment if I planned to make this a standard practice, surely could not account for the wear - the tyre is now cactus.


    Anyone know of a wheel alignment place they can recommend - preferentially not too far from Fremantle?
    Towtug Apr 19 D4 MY10 2.7 6 speed with LLAMS, long range tank and other goodies - for towing "The Brick"
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    Tyre power Osborne Park has been doing Discos the longest. Next door to dealer. Was always recommended by Gordon GOE.

    Iím close to you and thatís where Iíve always gone but why Tyrepower in Freo would be different or Bridgestone on Stirling Hwy I canít say.

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    So Tyre Right is the tyre dealer associated with Barbagallos in Osborne Park. I went there independently and they did my D4 and did a good job. Went the extra mile to swap tyres around to get the least tram lining from my part-worn tyres. I personally will be going back there next time. They also fixed my LHR abnormal tyre wear
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    X2 Richards Tyrepower in Osborne park. They did a sterling job sorting out lady Pís alignment after another of the well known tyre chains stuffed it when they replaced the tyres. They also have a good reputation with the classic car clubs. They also own the Claremont typepower branch which will be closer to you.

    Iíve also had good service from Bridgestone in canning vale.

    I wouldnít have thought that running a lower suspension setting would have resulted in such a negative camber that it would scrub out a tyre and given that itís only one tyre I would be looking at the angles on that wheel.

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    Hi Gavin
    Just back from 3 weeks up north and had my d4 done with tyre power freo on Monday, Service was good plus local for me, front wheels were out rears weíre okay. While I was there another discovery was having some work done. Previous to that I had used tyre power south perth/Albany Hwy. thought Iíd try and keep it local this time. So give them a crack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavinwibrow View Post
    DazzaTD5 pointed out that my 21K 697 tyre on the RHS rear was completely worn out on the inside. Have just got back from 21K trip around the northern half of AU.
    Ironically, on the trip my tandem trailer has developed a significant alignment problem on the LHS (hopefully not related?)

    On this trip I've done a few Ks with the LLAMS on the first lower suspension point (only anticlockwise movement from standard), but despite being suggested I get an alignment if I planned to make this a standard practice, surely could not account for the wear - the tyre is now cactus.


    Anyone know of a wheel alignment place they can recommend - preferentially not too far from Fremantle?
    I personally think it is related to the caravan tyre wear (no facts or knowledge of this). If someone (a caravan expect? maybe the manufacturer? ) said to me yes its due to the shims etc on the caravan not being correct, that wouldn't surprise me.

    It may well be just the alignment of the drivers side rear wheel on the disco, but the wear on the inside edge is extreme. Outer has reasonable tread, inner is down to the belts and its like a 40 degree bevel.
    Regards
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    I have used Bibra Lake Tyrepower,16 Salpietro St.[Just off Stock Rd] Ph 94342323.They have the Hunter alignment equipment favoured by Disco drivers in the UK.In Myaree there is Barry Curnow well respected expert in all things regarding suspension and wheel alignment,give him a call on 9330 7641 address is 3/13 Malland ST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bru View Post
    Hi Gavin
    Just back from 3 weeks up north and had my d4 done with tyre power freo on Monday, Service was good plus local for me, front wheels were out rears weíre okay. While I was there another discovery was having some work done. Previous to that I had used tyre power south perth/Albany Hwy. thought Iíd try and keep it local this time. So give them a crack.
    Bugger - just booked in with Osb Pk. Have known Dominic at Tyrepower Freo for 10 years and has always given good service, but never considered them for alignment - will remember next time.
    Towtug Apr 19 D4 MY10 2.7 6 speed with LLAMS, long range tank and other goodies - for towing "The Brick"
    Bessie Aug 13 MY95 RRC LSE Vogue SoftDash with MY99 TD5 and 4HP24 transplant - in the LR garage since Apr 18
    SADLY SOLD Disco Dan MY04 D2a TD5 auto Classic Nov 11 - Jun 19

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddy View Post
    I have used Bibra Lake Tyrepower,16 Salpietro St.[Just off Stock Rd] Ph 94342323.They have the Hunter alignment equipment favoured by Disco drivers in the UK.In Myaree there is Barry Curnow well respected expert in all things regarding suspension and wheel alignment,give him a call on 9330 7641 address is 3/13 Malland ST.

    Bugger x 2 - Will save this for future reference!!
    Towtug Apr 19 D4 MY10 2.7 6 speed with LLAMS, long range tank and other goodies - for towing "The Brick"
    Bessie Aug 13 MY95 RRC LSE Vogue SoftDash with MY99 TD5 and 4HP24 transplant - in the LR garage since Apr 18
    SADLY SOLD Disco Dan MY04 D2a TD5 auto Classic Nov 11 - Jun 19

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavinwibrow View Post
    Bugger x 2 - Will save this for future reference!!
    Well went to have an alignment check this afternoon.
    RHS rear was -1 degree out for camber. This would have been exacerbated by being fully loaded, or air suspension fully negating this?
    But why only the RHS rear, and not the identical left?

    Discussed the caravan alignment issue, but although DazzaTD5's considerations were certainly not dismissed, no consensus (or solution) to date.
    Next step is to get the van alignment checked - assuming the G&S Control Rider can be adjusted? Will report back.
    Towtug Apr 19 D4 MY10 2.7 6 speed with LLAMS, long range tank and other goodies - for towing "The Brick"
    Bessie Aug 13 MY95 RRC LSE Vogue SoftDash with MY99 TD5 and 4HP24 transplant - in the LR garage since Apr 18
    SADLY SOLD Disco Dan MY04 D2a TD5 auto Classic Nov 11 - Jun 19

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