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Iv been reading all the threads on getting a 4 wheel alignment done. The more I read the more confused as get as so much debate kicks up. I'm due a tyre replacement so it prob the best time to have this done. I can not go for the Autolusso option even though I like the sound of it. I also live in Swansea, so traveling to a specialist is England is not likely to be an option. If anyone can recommend a specialist in South Wales I'd appreciate it.

Without this thread getting out of control can anyone post the recommended settings for a 159 1.9jtdm Ti (not the dealer/factory settings that kill the tyres).

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My experience that has moved me from tyres lasting 8k to tyres still going strong after 24k

I went to Align My Car as they show where the Hunter alignment machines are

I took my car to my local place, gave them the figures from Old Engineer, namely minus 2' +/- 5' per wheel - they had to override their machine settings after wanting to accept the default settings - be insistent.

Put 4 new quality tyres on my TI - 245/40 R19 Goodyear Eagle F1 - Quiet, grippy, good in the wet

Just swapped front for back at my service and MOT two weeks ago - front wheels were down to 1.4mm from requiring changing so now on the rear, and that was after 24,000 miles of use on the front.

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http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa...-alignment-with-correct-data-in-post-1-a.html
 

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Just ensure they are spot on at -2 minutes each side so total toe -4 minutes.

The original setting was -7 minutes each side. So from this you will see that the new setting of -2 minutes plus worst case tolerance of -5 minutes will be back to the tyre shredding -7 minutes per side.

Getting it spot on takes a little care but is possible and not especially difficult. Don't accept "near enough" when spot on can be done. If the colours on the print out for final settings are red don't worry about that provided the toe setting is minus 2 each side and total toe is -4 minutes.


NOTE: rear toe setting is unchanged from original manufacturers recommendation.
 

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Excellent as always chaps. Big love
 

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Excellent as always chaps. Big love
Excuse my ignornace but other alignment threads always recommended that toe was set to 0 ?

Ive had 4 new Pirelli P-Zeros fitted to my new (to me) 159 Ti, and obviously nervous that i dont want them shredded. Fronts were set to 0.0 toe yesterday (although ive got to go back as my steering wheel isnt straight)
 

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I would go by what has been stated here. I have a figure the previous owner stuck to my sun visor which matches the figures here. Not that that is scientific evidence, but good enough for me from what iv read in other threads too.
 

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You're fine with zero, tyre wear and feel is fine. Also fine with the settings above, some say more feel with -2, but I couldn't tell any difference.
 

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Zero is the easy way of getting the companies to align the car. It's what we said for the old 156. And minus 2' +/- 5' does mean anything between -7' and +3' (which zero is!). Just better to get them to be precise.
But if they didn't get the steering wheel centered they can't be good. Either the wheel wasn't locked during the adjustment or the rears are wrong and you are now steering to counteract them.
 
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