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    Default Altech Automotive Ltd. (...for alignments)

    I had my 2007 Mazda3GT lowered on Tein H- tech's last week, and had the alignment done today at Altech Automotive Ltd.:

    ALTECH AUTOMOTIVE LTD.
    384 Olivewood Road
    Etobicoke, ON
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    (416) 231-1611

    (... along Kipling, between Dundas and Queensway)

    Here are the positives I came away with in reference to my experience with them:

    - able to bring my car back to OEM specs
    - provided a print out with specific results
    - total was less then $80 (including taxes... and didn't have to pay cash to get this price)


    They normally charge more if you just walk off the street, but they reward those who come in off referrals. A friend of mine from Club RSX referred me. They didn't even ask me who referred me. As soon as they found out I came through a referral, they offered me the discounted price.

    Again, I paid less then $80 in total and received a receipt and printout with the results. Most important, I got the car to OEM specs
    resident "Bouncer"; all-around nice guy ...

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    Default Re: Altech Automotive Ltd. (...for alignments)

    Quote Originally Posted by p-o-g-i View Post
    They didn't even ask me who referred me. As soon as they found out I came through a referral, they offered me the discounted price.
    +1

    going there on saturday.

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    Default Re: Altech Automotive Ltd. (...for alignments)

    Very nice. So I guess I can tell them p-o-g-i referred me?

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    Nah, just tell them that you came through a referral. You can mention my name if you want, but to be honest... all they care about is building that relatinoship. Once they know you came through a referral, they will discount the price. By all means, you can tell them that you came through a referred and that I got the 4 wheel allignment done for less then $80 tax in...

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    Default Re: Altech Automotive Ltd. (...for alignments)

    They're great and punctual. I got my alignment done on Saturday at 10am. I left within half an hour with full print out. Yup! all 4 wheels done for under $80 tax in.

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    I went to Altech this past weekend for my alignment, overal process was about 30-45mins, I found out my left rear is out of spec and so looks like I'll have to a camber kit. Oh and all I did the day before was called and said I was referred to here and they were cool with that, no questions asked.
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    Default Re: Altech Automotive Ltd. (...for alignments)

    hmm nice I think i'm going to book an appointment too
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    Default Re: Altech Automotive Ltd. (...for alignments)

    Perhaps btown-mazda only had a 2 wheel alignment performed?

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    I called Altech yesterday on my day off and spoke with Joe. I told him I was referred by TM3. He said the alignments are not done by him or his shop. He then directed me to Ortis Automotive up the street at Rogers/Keele, across from the Sunoco. I had to wait a total of 2 hrs since Joe did not give their number to me to book an appt.

    Afterwards, Frank at Ortis never even told me if my alignment was off or not. When I asked, he said "the right side was off a bit, but everything is all good now." No print-out. $70 and he said he should've charged me $80 cuz I have 18" wheels.

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    Default Re: Altech Automotive Ltd. (...for alignments)

    No toruble booking a last minute appointment, last week. My 3 is lowered on Tein Basic with SPC/Eibach rear cambers. They had a little trouble adjust the right rear camber since one of the bolts was difficult to access (Take note that SPC/ reverses right rear camber bolt, you may want to correct it to match the left prior to installing the camber to avoid difficults whe adjusting). They cut a wrench to fit in the small sapce and completed the alignment. Pretty impressed with the alignment equipment they used (not your typical lazer or balancing methods). Took a little longer due to the camber issue, but charged me $80 no questions asked. Pat is a great guy to deal with and his buddies that were at the shop made the time go by.

    I will definitely go back.

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    Default Re: Altech Automotive Ltd. (...for alignments)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fobio View Post
    I called Altech yesterday on my day off and spoke with Joe. I told him I was referred by TM3. He said the alignments are not done by him or his shop. He then directed me to Ortis Automotive up the street at Rogers/Keele, across from the Sunoco. I had to wait a total of 2 hrs since Joe did not give their number to me to book an appt.

    Afterwards, Frank at Ortis never even told me if my alignment was off or not. When I asked, he said "the right side was off a bit, but everything is all good now." No print-out. $70 and he said he should've charged me $80 cuz I have 18" wheels.
    Are you sure you called the right # for Altech as listed in the first post?
    I only ask as it's weird how the rest of us were able to book appts and have the work done at Altech.... yet you were told otherwise.... ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-o-g-i View Post
    Are you sure you called the right # for Altech as listed in the first post?
    I only ask as it's weird how the rest of us were able to book appts and have the work done at Altech.... yet you were told otherwise.... ????
    Shite...after looking thru my Skype logs, I called Altech Performance...which is a different shop on Weston Rd...argh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fobio View Post
    Shite...after looking thru my Skype logs, I called Altech Performance...which is a different shop on Weston Rd...argh!
    That's what I thought as have heard of Altech Performance......

    Altech Automotive Ltd. is the place to go for alignments!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars View Post
    Perhaps btown-mazda only had a 2 wheel alignment performed?
    No, I got all 4 done

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    Default Re: Altech Automotive Ltd. (...for alignments)

    does this place damage/scratch your wheels with the equiment that has to be mounted on the wheel?

    what other types of aligning equipment can be used if not laser? I thought that was the newest/greatest, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughboyr6 View Post
    does this place damage/scratch your wheels with the equiment that has to be mounted on the wheel?

    what other types of aligning equipment can be used if not laser? I thought that was the newest/greatest, no?
    Here is a link to similar equipment that they use:

    http://www.pro-align.co.uk/products/...p600series.htm

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    Default Re: Altech Automotive Ltd. (...for alignments)

    ^^^ Isn't that laser?

    can anyone confirm if the equipment that is mounted to the wheel will scuff it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughboyr6 View Post
    ^^^ Isn't that laser?

    can anyone confirm if the equipment that is mounted to the wheel will scuff it up?

    I can only speak for my experience..... but they didn't scuff my rims.

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    Just got my alignment done at Altech. Great guys there. Quick, and they know what they're doing. Alignment: $89. TM3 Discount: $69. Only thing is that they didn't give me a printout of the results, and when I asked for one, they'd already cleared the data, so I couldn't get one. Oh well, I'll live. In and out in about 30 mins.
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    That's pretty inexpensive compared to what I paid there.... but then again they provided me with my printout.

    Did you request a copy of the printout before hand?

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    Went back last week...got print-out and cash pricing...thumbs up! Took a little longer than expected, but I had wifi to read TM3 while I was waiting...will definitely return!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fobio View Post
    Went back last week...got print-out and cash pricing...thumbs up! Took a little longer than expected, but I had wifi to read TM3 while I was waiting...will definitely return!
    did you notice your alignment going off after track days? I notice my steering wheel is no longer 100% straight on the hwy. It has maybe a 0.5% tilt to the left now to keep the car going straight. I can tell by the way the steering wheel lines up w/ the steering column. Before the car is dead straight 100%.

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    ^^^and I don't think it's just autox/track days...roads in the GTA is bad enough to throw alignments off...case in point, the 427 lately...after a drive thru the bottom end merge to the Gardiner, and I think SOMETHING will be off...sigh...but I think it doesn't matter to most ppl who doesn't notice a 0.5% dif... =)

    in general, if I feel my alignment feeling wonky enough, then I'd take it in for an alignment...

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    Nice... I just had my S60R lowered yesterday, and have been looking for a place to get my allignment done... I can't believe how cheap this price is.... my previous allignment shop (in Woodbridge) allways took 2 hours and cost me $120.00 with no printout...

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen@simplytire.com View Post
    Nice... I just had my S60R lowered yesterday, and have been looking for a place to get my allignment done... I can't believe how cheap this price is.... my previous allignment shop (in Woodbridge) allways took 2 hours and cost me $120.00 with no printout...

    I'm going to go today.
    The price for your car may be different. When I went to Altech, Pat was mentioning that our cars alignment was easy to adjust thus the low price he was offering.

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