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Old 09-09-2014, 06:30 PM   #1
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Whiteline Watts Link Pinion Angle Problem

I dropped off my car at a shop this morning to set my pinion angle. I don't know if its off, but I have steeda sport springs, so it might be. I get a call, the shop asks me if I knew about the loud banging my car makes. When I get to the shop they show me how my Whiteline watts link center bolt on the differential is hitting the brace bar. I try to tell them, that I don't think Whiteline would make a product that hit itself, and they must have adjusted my LCA's incorrectly. Turns out they adjusted the rear to have a -3 angle. That combined with the -1 angle on the drive shaft equals -4. Their opinion was that -3 minus -1 would equal -2. After not agreeing I was right, they adjusted the LCA's using my math, and the watts link no longer hit itself.

I'm so mad. I hope they didn't damage anything on the test drive. They didn't do an alignment after re-adjusting the LCA's and now my steering wheel is not straight. I think I will just measure the LCA's and make them equal. I don't wanna go back to that shop.

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Do they have an alignment rack? If so i'd give them the chance to make it right before taking it somewhere else and having to shell out more money to get it right.


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Do they have an alignment rack? If so i'd give them the chance to make it right before taking it somewhere else and having to shell out more money to get it right.


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Yes they do have an alignment rack and aligned the car.

They adjusted my pinion angle to -4. Drove the car, possibly damaged my whiteline watts link. Then, after resetting my pinion angle to -2, gave me back my car without re-doing the alignment. I will ask for a refund on the alignment, but I'm not bringing my car back to that shop.
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Gotta be frustrating. Basic math should not be that hard -_- but that's where we are in this day and age.
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Yes they do have an alignment rack and aligned the car.



They adjusted my pinion angle to -4. Drove the car, possibly damaged my whiteline watts link. Then, after resetting my pinion angle to -2, gave me back my car without re-doing the alignment. I will ask for a refund on the alignment, but I'm not bringing my car back to that shop.

Yeah. You're right. I wouldn't take it back either. Hope you get it all worked out. Once it's set up right, let us know how you like the watts link!


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[QUOTE=SecretAgent;2086264]Yeah. You're right. I wouldn't take it back either. Hope you get it all worked out. Once it's set up right, let us know how you like the watts link!

It all was set up, working great, I just wanted the pinion angle checked.

It is AWESOME! The car is so fast, so easy to drive. It is predictable. The car makes me confident. I still haven't found the limits because they are so high, but I am edge'ing towards them.
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