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do you plan to produce them again?
Hi Bluray93,

In the meanwhile I have had a couple of sets made for my local market. But these are only a few sets. Thereíre is a set available so, if you are interested I can offer you one.

Please mail me on toonoptroot at Hotmail dot com or send a pm.
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Hi there just stumbled upon this,

I have just bought a new set of tyres-

My 147 T-spark 2001 was lowered before I bought it by 40mm.

I have no experience of driving a 147 without the drop and I really do like the way it looks over 147s I've seen at normal height.
Who knew 40mm would make such a difference in look!?

The only bad thing is catching the front end on ramps etc from time to time so have had to watch that and drive up or down them at an angle...

Anyway I thought the treads seemed ok on the old tyres but the insides have worn considerably.
On all four the inside tread has worn a lot more due to the lowering and it seems more so on the fronts. Is this due to breaking pressure perhaps?

Anyway So Iíve had four new tyres fitted and MOT is coming up and either way I want to check the tracking but what about wheel alignment?
I know that the rearís tracking can be adjusted too but garages I speak to around here (Devon UK) some of them think tracking and alignment are the same?!

Iím not too sure myself really Iíll have to Google it I think to get my head around it.
I just want to get some advice please thereís not an independent too close to me but I could ring I guess.

I have actually got here being distracted whilst looking for Airbag Warning Light diag kits so I have not read the post right through and just read more and saw the 101 Camber link.
Iíll read more thoroughly later.
Any suggestions though would be welcome Ė if I were not to use the camber kit Ė what is the best set up for the wheels Ė neutral or slight toe in?

Thanks in advance!
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Anyway So Iíve had four new tyres fitted and MOT is coming up and either way I want to check the tracking but what about wheel alignment?
I know that the rearís tracking can be adjusted too but garages I speak to around here (Devon UK) some of them think tracking and alignment are the same?!
Protyre on Marsh Barton in Exeter have got a Hunter alignment system, and they know how to use it....

Can be hit and miss with National chains, I know Protyre Bristol don't get a great review sometimes... But the Exeter lads know what they're doing!
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HI Mighty-147,


The reason that the inner side of your old tyres were worn more on the inside is due the fact the camber has increased since your 147 is lowered. This can be prevented with slide toe in on the front axle, but you will lose a lot of steer feel. For the right steer feel and handling a front wheel driven car needs toe out (slightly).
When you make use of the correction kit, you're able to get best of both worlds. Great steering feel and no excessive tyre wear.
Like you said, the rear axle can be adjusted also. Standard there is the option to adjust the toe, but it is easier to tweak also the camber on the rear axle.
Please read the whole thread and especially the begin post, I've explained everything there.

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Camber issue on front axle 147, 156 & GT

I've made a new (small) batch, so if anyone is interested please send a pm.

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Beste Toon, probeer je een pm te sturen maar dit lukt niet. (net lid geworden van dit forum)
Maar de vraag is heb je nog de camber bussen tbv alfa 147?
Zo ja wat kosten ze.
Alvast bedankt voor je reactie.
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Hi Gerard,

Please send a mail to: toonoptroot@hotmail(com)

I've got a set left.

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Hi Gerard,

Please send a mail to: toonoptroot@hotmail(com)

I've got a set left.

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Damn, I ve been saving up for that last set, when will you get more ?
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Damn, I ve been saving up for that last set, when will you get more ?


Don't know, like I mailed you back than. I always have them produced is batches to spare costs. I don't know if a full batch will be sold. If you come up with 4 buyers including your self, excluding this 'Gerard' I will start a new batch, no problem.

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Damn, I ve been saving up for that last set, when will you get more ?


Hi Typos,

Still haven't heard from Gerard, so you still can get the last set
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Still haven't heard from Gerard, so you still can get the last set
Thanks, still not fitted them yet, but I spoke to Strongflex and theyve made me a set of upper wishbone bushes with the correct internal diameter (21.66mm) to fit your kit
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Thanks, still not fitted them yet, but I spoke to Strongflex and theyve made me a set of upper wishbone bushes with the correct internal diameter (21.66mm) to fit your kit


Ok! That's nice!
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Ok! That's nice!
I think I will have to drill a 5mm deep recess in the part of the Stronglex bush that faces outwards though, because otherwise your bush will sit flush against it rather than recessed.
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