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Old 09-28-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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Vic alignment shops?

anyone have recommendations for an alignment shop that not going to bitch and complain about low car wanting such and such specs and that aren't complete retards?
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Oddly, Canadian Tire in Langford was very helpful. They had no problem with me specifying the specs. I'm not sure how low they can go. I've also had a good experience with Victoria Front End & Frame.
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Simoes Automotive on Beta st. Great guys and more then willing to do what ever specs you wish
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:41 PM   #4
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simoes is my recommendation as well.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:05 PM   #6
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kinda weird to hear about crappy tire...but i think simoes wins. ty i'll be checking them out.
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Funny enough I took mine to simoes twice hearing how good they were. They didn't setup my car correctly at all. Finally took it to Snappertons's in Vancouver and Duane there setup it up bang on. No more ass wiggling ...,
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Funny enough I took mine to simoes twice hearing how good they were. They didn't setup my car correctly at all. Finally took it to Snappertons's in Vancouver and Duane there setup it up bang on. No more ass wiggling ...,
well you generally seem to piss and whine about all your encounters when detailing the experience that you had at a shop. Ever step back and think that it might just be you that's the problem?

Mainland? You took your car over to the mainland for an alignment? No one capable of setting up a s2k according to you? Give me a break.
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Funny enough I took mine to simoes twice hearing how good they were. They didn't setup my car correctly at all. Finally took it to Snappertons's in Vancouver and Duane there setup it up bang on. No more ass wiggling ...,
Did you bring them in specs? Or just tell them about an "wiggle"? We have used them 100s of times, I used them on my S2000 and without fail they have always done us/me right. I am suprised they could not make you happy.
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I'm guessing he didn't have preferences and just told them to fix his 'wiggle'. Alignments are super simple to do as long as you have the setup to do them. It's pretty far fetched to think that there's no place in town that can do a good alignment. Still ty for your input.

Waiting on some more goodies before the car goes in and then I'll share my experience.
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I'm guessing he didn't have preferences and just told them to fix his 'wiggle'. Alignments are super simple to do as long as you have the setup to do them. It's pretty far fetched to think that there's no place in town that can do a good alignment. Still ty for your input.

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the boys at Simoes wont steer you wrong. If you have certain specs, let Jason and the guys know and they will dial you in. If you dont like the way the car feels or its not perfect, take it back and they will get it sorted out.

When we raced, both tarmac and road rally's, along with drag racing, they setup our cars everytime spot on. If the driver didnt like the way the car was feeling, they changed it.

You will get taken care of there. Failing that, there is always the mainland right?
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Just tell'in like it is. I asked for an alignment. I explained the issue and it was sever. I explained the issue twice. Your suggestion that I'm supposed to tell the alignment experts how to do an alignment..., I think you've just insulted them. I'm sure they know how to align a car, I just don't think that in this case they got it right and that is what the OP was asking for. Since Simos did the same setup both times I have no doubt that they felt it was correct. All I can say is I still had the wiggle (so bad I wouldn't drive the car in the wet). At trip to the mainland is no big deal and I got it fixed..., it was worth twice the price to be able to drive up the malahat in the rain without worring about by back end coming around all the time.

You guys don't like the post, fair enough, people tend to pass on bad experiences more then good ones. Anyways go ahead and flame away, it is what it is.
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I took my S2k to simoes as well. Had some issues, had to take it back in and have it adjusted. they were kind etc. But it did always seem like the car wiggled a lot in the back. one day while driving normally (80 or 90kph, 4th gear) around a bend that wasn't even sharp enough to be marked, back end came around. s2k ended up upside down in ditch. I'm not blaming simoes obviously. but it always seemed a little loose.
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