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

    good to hear....thanks guys...i'm assuming they did alright right?

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

    Guys and girls... for those of you that have not yet been there... the guys at Alltech are capable of doing ANYTHING. They are all older, experienced, well-trained technicians. That place is run smoothly and "NO" doesnt' exist in their vocabulary (within reason)...

    I brought my complicated as hell S60R to them and they figured everything out in it without flinching....


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

    I agree with Allen, had my alignment completed with the Eibachs and Yellow Koni's installed. During my conversation with Jim, we talked about camber kits and he has done them all before. Even mentioned that a ton of RX8s come in with specific alignment requests.

    Best part is that the price is the same with or without a camber kit, plus the cash discount on top of that.
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    Default Re: Altech Automotive Ltd. (...for alignments)

    that's very reassuring...thanks for the comments guys. I booked an apt today for next week.

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

    Great shop. I've been there twice in the last month after getting my car lowered. Both times I called about 10 minutes before the shop closes and he told me to race on down.

    Only reason I went back a second time was because I wanted to be absolutely sure the car didn't settle and fall out of alignment (I only waited 1 week after lowering the car the first time). Not only was my alignment spot on, but they never charged me anything the second time --- Even though they wasted time getting car the car on the lift and setup for their machine. Great people... and I'll definitely go back again.

    Their alignment machine is also top notch, utilizing digital cameras and mirrors to perform the alignment....

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    I went into Altech yesterday for my alignment. I've never had an alignment done in the 5 yrs i've owned the car (i know, i know)....its been dropped and shocks/struts replaced and i've never had it aligned. I learned the hard way as my last set of Falken 452s only lasted 23,000kms and had terrible camber wear.

    It was a pain in the arse for them. They rolled my car onto the hoist and hooked up the laser equipment. When they were ready to make adjustments, they noticed that my SPC rear camber kit had rusted and was all seized up. There was very little working room to get any tools in there.

    So they decided to take my car off the alignment machine and put it on a regular hoist. They had to remove my back wheels, drop my control arms...etc to remove the rear camber links. The adjustment nuts were completely seized up, so they had to put a torch to it. Eventually they got both camber links to work properly and are now well lubed for future adjustments.

    They buttoned everything back up and threw it back onto the alignment machine for me. They pretty much did all corners perfect and dead on.

    I won't say how much the charged me, but far too little for the time they had to spend. I was there for 2 hrs.

    They are a bunch of really really nice guys. Very friendly.

    Thanks Altech.

    p.s. On a side note, my rear camber was at -3.4 originally, now its at -1.5 which is where it should be, but inadvertantly, my rear now sits higher and i don't like how it looks. But that's the cost/trade off for a car that steers straight right? haha

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

    LOL... it's amazing how much camber can affect the way a vehicle looks !!!

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

    Im going there this morning to get mine done then off I go to shop for new tires!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm991 View Post
    Im going there this morning to get mine done then off I go to shop for new tires!
    What size you looking for? We are running a huge clearance right now on many sizes...

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

    Had my car in for an alignment today at Altech. Called this AM and got an appointment later in the afternoon. Altech did the alignment and adjustment of my rear camber kit. Very pleased with the results.
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    Default Re: Altech Automotive Ltd. (...for alignments)

    I go in Wednesday.

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

    I was there Wed. @ 1:45 PM - I was out by 2:30PM. Talked to Pat, he's a cool guy. Charged me the "internet forum" special - 60.00 Cash. He showed me the Mazda 3 Alignment Tool he made, he's so proud of it . Will definitely visit them again!

    OH i did not get a sheet though, he did say I was in spec. You could tell just by looking.


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    i was there this morning for about 20 minutes... as soon as he realized I was a TM3 member he took my car in right away (even though there were already couple of people in front of me)... I paid $60 cash w/ printout (didn't even have to ask for our discount and a printout)...

    very satisfied w/ their service...

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

    going there tomorrow, iwas gonna go to westowne mazda but this place way better and cheaper

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

    Quote Originally Posted by gtloaded View Post
    going there tomorrow, iwas gonna go to westowne mazda but this place way better and cheaper
    +1 Got mines done there way back in June
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    Default Re: Altech Automotive Ltd. (...for alignments)

    Anyone know days and hours of operation?

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

    Just had my tranny flushed today at a great price (3x less than what my dealer is asking)...
    I'm going there again next friday for an alignment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtloaded View Post
    Anyone know days and hours of operation?
    When I was there couple of days ago to do an alignment i remembered you asked about their hours of operations so I took a picture of it...

    Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm
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    I Booked an appointment for my Caravan at Altech for an alignment after having some newb at another shop do a bad job. I showed up early and they fit me in. Showed me the computer display before the alignment, and gave me a printout when it was all done. The price was very reasonable. Overall, it was a friendly and positive experience. Taking my Protege there later this week.

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

    I booked my appointment for tomorrow morning at 930am. I haven't got an alignment since lowering my car back in may lol. They said $60 and I have a camber kit installed too.

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    Going to Altech this Friday after I get some work done and camber kit installed. Was there earlier in the year after getting my struts and lowering springs installed.

    Definitely worth the drive from Richmond Hill

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

    How are these guys at setting alignment to client defined specification? Anyone go in with their own specs; if so, how did it turn out? I want my toe at 0 or slightly positive and my rear camber at -1.5. I don't have much room to play around in the back as my summer wheels are 17x7 +40 with 215 / 45 Falkens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason View Post
    How are these guys at setting alignment to client defined specification? Anyone go in with their own specs; if so, how did it turn out? I want my toe at 0 or slightly positive and my rear camber at -1.5. I don't have much room to play around in the back as my summer wheels are 17x7 +40 with 215 / 45 Falkens.
    When i had mine done some time ago he asked me what I wanted my specs at. I had no clue what was optimal i told him and he set them at -1.5 i think and explained everything. I'm sure if you go in and have preferred specs they'll be more than happy to help.

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

    Well I just got back from Altech and I have to concur with everyone's feedback. I was in at 9 AM and out at 9:45. The guys are great, the service is quick, the price is right, and the set my angles just how I wanted them (although I didn't specify castor). I highly recommend them to anyone in need of an alignment.

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    Hey Jason, do you know what your original alignment was? Wondering how my tires will be with camber right on the edge of the specs at -2.3.
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