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Old 10-29-2010, 10:36 AM   #16
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I have to say that I have been taking my new (to me) 328 to Derek at Autovation, and they've been really good to me. Very fair prices, great quality of work, get me in and out quick and have given some good advice. I am happy that someone here recommended them, because I will certainly do the same.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:04 AM   #17
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Where is there a garage with a hoist and tools that I can just work on my own stuff. My front yard is only so good for more advanced operations.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:07 AM   #18
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Never heard of a place like that in Ottawa
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:44 AM   #19
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Where is there a garage with a hoist and tools that I can just work on my own stuff. My front yard is only so good for more advanced operations.
Most garages would never allow this since you'd be uninsured. You can't even step foot in the garage area normally. So you'd have to be really good friends with the shop owner, or find a shop with no scruples / insurance who doesn't care.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:08 PM   #20
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There WAS a place like that off Hawthorne many moons ago, but I doubt it's out there now.....
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:10 PM   #21
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I just need to go build myself a one car garage to get myself out of the cold.
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:32 PM   #22
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There WAS a place like that off Hawthorne many moons ago, but I doubt it's out there now.....
I remember that place - when I had my Challenger I meant to go there to do some work, but never got around to it and just did it all in the garage, anyway.

Wonder if they're still around? IIRC you paid by the hour and booked a booth.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:21 PM   #23
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Yeah, it was very reasonable too -- like $10/hr or soemthing like that.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:42 AM   #24
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Stay far far away from Frisby on somerset @ preston for Alignment, If you have anything over stock for a suspension!!

went there first thing in the morning 7:30am...came back with the car after 25mins i'm like wow, but quickly realized something was wrong..

'yeah yor cars got to much camber our laser alignment system doesn't work, etc' translation: we know how to push Factory presets on a system, not actually how to align cars' Then the guy actually asked me why i had it so low! i looked off to the side and said well theres actually alot of people that have them much lower with no issues at all..

so i stopped by a little old shop that i recalled on the way to my girls , Grant street Garage, parkdale near somerset 613. 728-3729.

guy came out looked at the car said the tow looked really off & said we can align it.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:31 PM   #25
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I do toe alignment with a string, google it, its easy!
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:52 PM   #26
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I do toe alignment with a string, google it, its easy!
yup I also did the DIY string method and fallowed this thread... worked real nice!!
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1093484
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:28 PM   #27
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There's a a place with a hoist on Blackwell. It used to be just a detailing place but they seem to have branched out. Well, I saw an ad for it...

I think it's 2595 Blackwell. Green something.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:33 PM   #28
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So, I am cursed...I'm way past probability for the bad luck i seem to have with this car..

so garage called me at 5:15.. I missed it, they close at 5:30..i'm calling by 6:00, some1 answers, i'm like great they're there a bit late, buddies like No the phone transfers to elsewhere.. ok? ? sorry to bother..but having a hardon, like a kid on christmas morning, for a drive in a straight driving car I decided to get a ride over around 7 on the chance it was parked outside (spare key)..get there & yes its outside..
straight driving car, straight driving car, straight driving car ...get past 80kph and it starts again exactly the same by 100kph my cheeks were shaking! now im not knocking that garage - i didn't talk to anyone yet - they may have not have even aligned it..

just some luck i got eh? been after the steering shake (with different rims) for a few years now, literally..and im not knocking turboready either..striker Helped - changed some front end components that were worn, before motor rebuild (but has no align equipment)...

it occured to me that maybe one of my coils is perhaps a thread lower than the other - cause camber isn't adjustable - but one wheels seems to have a little bit more camber..idK anymore at this point

K gonna go set myself on fire now & go play in traffic, thanks for reading
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:10 PM   #29
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just some luck i got eh? been after the steering shake (with different rims) for a few years now, literally..and im not knocking turboready either..striker Helped - changed some front end components that were worn, before motor rebuild (but has no align equipment)...
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Sorry dude I don't feel all that bad for you in this case...

Why they even let you drive away as a customer from that shop without doing a proper alignment after front end/suspension upgrades is complete negligence and down right dangerous on there part Not having the alignment equipment is no excuse

and this is the end result /\

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Old 11-05-2010, 12:40 AM   #30
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