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Old 11 January 2009, 11:09 AM
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Default 4 wheel alignment - Perth or Progrip?

Just fitted 4 new proxes and about to get the alignment done. Im torn between the easy drive to Perth wheres theres a garage that can set the alignment and alter the suspension to AWD Perth custom settings (anyone used this service?????) or alternatively drive to Pro grip. The other side of the coin is that Im wanting to get the best out of my suspension which is top of the line Ohlin Coilovers.

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Old 11 January 2009, 12:39 PM
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If you have the best of suspension then its worth the trip to get the best set up .
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Old 11 January 2009, 01:48 PM
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Progrip every time

John as a perfectionist when it come to set up
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Old 11 January 2009, 02:09 PM
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Progrip it is.
Ive now got another slight niggle, Ive just replaced the tyres on my Advan wheels which came over from Japan with non uk spec rubber fitted. Ive just put a set of new 4 proxes on which were a direct replacement for the yoko's which were no good due to tyre type (ditch finders) but noticed that the size is 215.45.17. Theres much said about tyre sizes and the optimum size appears to be 40.Im hoping this hasnt been an expensive mistake on my part ??????? Theyve only got 14 miles on them. The other side of ther coin is they dont appear to rub, the suspension is firm so theres little movement. Thoughts???
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Old 11 January 2009, 02:23 PM
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If you use the following link it shows you the effect of the different profile. It will knock your speedo out by a very small amount ( 3.6% )

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Old 11 January 2009, 02:30 PM
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If you use the following link it shows you the effect of the different profile. It will knock your speedo out by a very small amount ( 3.6% )

Visual Tyre Size Calculator | Kouki Tech
I can live with the speedo being out slightly the cars for track blasts and the odd sunday run. I guess when its in Progrip I'll ask the guy to have a proper look and see what the deal is. I'll be a bit [email protected] of if I end up having to change them given that Ive driven from ATS in Perth to Crieff and all I did was change the tyres (like for like size) to something more suitable.

That all said I cant here them rubbing and theres little play in the suspension, shes rock!
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Old 11 January 2009, 10:36 PM
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I doubt you will have a problem with the 45 profile, at worse, not a problem that can't be resolved by John tweeking ride height etc. a little.

As mentioned above, you've spent a lot of money on the suspension, why waste it with dodgy setup ?

Progrip, and Kenneth Bown Motor Engineers in Hillington are the only two people who touch my car
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Originally Posted by rtm4676 View Post
Progrip it is.
Ive now got another slight niggle, Ive just replaced the tyres on my Advan wheels which came over from Japan with non uk spec rubber fitted. Ive just put a set of new 4 proxes on which were a direct replacement for the yoko's which were no good due to tyre type (ditch finders) but noticed that the size is 215.45.17. Theres much said about tyre sizes and the optimum size appears to be 40.Im hoping this hasnt been an expensive mistake on my part ??????? Theyve only got 14 miles on them. The other side of ther coin is they dont appear to rub, the suspension is firm so theres little movement. Thoughts???
ive been running a 215/45/17 R888 on my classic for the better part of a year now without any kind of rubbing or issue`s
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Old 14 January 2009, 03:02 AM
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absolutely under no circumstances use the guys in perth,have heard real horror stories and experienced it first hand. ive used hypertech with good results but am going to give progrip a try this time.
notice you mention crieff,you local to me?
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The guys at AWD in perth are spot on. They know Subaru's inside out so you can be sure your car is in capable hands.

Hypertech and Progrip are the best options in the central belt..
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absolutely under no circumstances use the guys in perth,have heard real horror stories and experienced it first hand. ive used hypertech with good results but am going to give progrip a try this time.
notice you mention crieff,you local to me?
Im a Crieffer, just picked up a type r blue in colour. You local to me? In fairness to AWD they have only suggested a guy in Perth centre who can set up suspension providing he's given the settings. Ive had a full service just completed at AWD along with some light electrical work to sort out my guages and controllers etc and the guys were excellent. Pricey but excellent! Ive decided to go to progrip, they appear to get the
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Old 15 January 2009, 01:38 AM
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sorry should have made that clear,grant andy and the guys at awd are top class-they set my suspension up by eye and it feels pretty good!! but i believe they use target for geo and theyre terrible.
yea im a crieff boy too,blue newage sti with licence ending drs,il keep an eye out for you
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I'd never go to Target again. a waste of space to put it politely.
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