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drsmith1979
16-02-2007, 21:04
all i can say is wow! what a difference! the car feels like its had 50bhp put on the engine!

Having met with Northy and Gaz at Port-formance last week we had a poke about (as guys do in sheds :lol: ) as i feered the steering column or drive shaft had play in it. Having sat in the passenger seat while gaz took it for a leisurely drive he came up with the suggestion that the rack was fine as was the column as it was all sharp, just wanted to tramline and go all over the shop! so he suggested the tracking be sorted...

...waited a couple of days then did the rounds, kwik fit, national, ats etc.. none of which could fit their equipment on my wheels as its been seriously lowered! haha was funny, until i was told i would have to go to a specialist place where they simply drive onto a ramp and it does it digitally with no gauges etc.. at a cost of 100 or so! gutted..

did some research and found a local place 'Stapletons' in woolston, warrington. booked it in and hey presto all sorted! apparently they are supposed to be +2, but mine was -8 or something ridiculous! all done and the car is fab! so a big shout out to Stapletons, great work, very competitive pricing too and a nice bunch of guys. defo recommended!

also big up to Gaz for suggesting it in the first place! well chuffed! getting my gunnerchip fitted on sunday, my accellorator cable done at the same time, brand new heatshield as soon as i get it delivered and new brakes alround! going to be a sorted spanking motor! 8)

Smudger
16-02-2007, 21:15
sounds good mate

im gonna get mine done 2mo. it tramlines like a right biatch at the mo, not helped byt the state of the front tyres either so gonna get them sorted too

cant wait :D

northy
16-02-2007, 21:15
glad its better now mate.....did u fit the sticker ok ?
if i had of known that gaz would take so long to get the van moved i would of fitted it for ya :wink:

drsmith1979
16-02-2007, 21:38
the sticker now has pride of place on my rear windscreen so im 'representing'..... haha

took me ages to get rid of the previous sticker that was there! about 22 individual numbers and letters! my fingers were killing! haha

GazTwo
16-02-2007, 23:15
Good work Dave... :D ...Glad I was right with the tracking :wink: Told u it would feel like a new car again, not sure on the extra 50bhp though, might have to nip down there for my tracking... :lol:

drsmith1979
16-02-2007, 23:33
haha yeah worth it i reckon Gaz! oh by the way, are you seeing you fella about my brake pads this weekend? if you are anychance you can pick them up for me and i'll pop across and meet you with the money?

bill.
17-02-2007, 08:45
its nice to get your car driving as it should do, makes all the differance,

ps. what where you at port performance for?

drsmith1979
17-02-2007, 11:08
to chat with Northy and Gaz as well as have a discussion with steve regarding possible head work

bill.
17-02-2007, 11:13
ah right, how much is headwork there just out of interest, for when i get round to fitting these piper cams :roll:

drsmith1979
17-02-2007, 11:21
depends what you have done i guess, i wouldnt like to be the person to give prices, best person to speak to is Steve as its his company or give gaz a bell as hes had loads of work done.

northy
17-02-2007, 23:41
Head work is 800 from portformance.