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Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by lard-ajc, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. lard-ajc

    lard-ajc Active Member

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    I'm planning to get the alignment sorted on my '06 TDi Sport (inner edge of rear tyres wearing very quickly).

    Does the sport chassis have significant differences to the Stylance that it's based on that I should make sure the garage are aware of?

    Guessing it's a camber problem -can the camber be adjusted on my car?

    thanks for any info
     
  2. robdf2

    robdf2 Yellow is the best

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    i just had my cupra done on a hunter 4 wheel laser alignment , best £60 i have spent , handling has improved drastically , just tell them what model you have mate their database is massive , i used HI Q in nottingham if thats local to you.
     
  3. lard-ajc

    lard-ajc Active Member

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    Thanks for the heads-up about HiQ in Notts - do you know if all HiQs have the same kit (and people who can work them?)
     
  4. robdf2

    robdf2 Yellow is the best

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    not sure mate , just search for the nearest 1 to you on google and have a look.:)
     
  5. Paulki

    Paulki Active Member

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    I had 4 wheel laser alignment (Hunter, I think) done on my TFSI Sport about a year ago as the tyres were wearing on the inner edges, the guy said they were all with-in manufacturers tolerences, and now the tyres are nearly bald on the inner edge. It just about managed to scrape through its MoT 3 months ago.

    Seems that the factory settings have a lot of camber for handling, but with the penalty of uneven tyre wear?

    I do have non-standard Koni FSD and Eibach Pro suspension, so I don't know if that makes any difference; perhaps someone can advise whether you need to adjust the standard settings if the car is lowered?
     
  6. alx_chung

    alx_chung Dark Lord of the Torque

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    No it doesn't make any difference if the car is on Standard or non Standard suspension as they would have aligned the car using the standard settings.
    Anyhoo, found this in Briskoda for the Octavia but it would apply for any MK5 platform:

    Octavia II (2004-) Sports Suspension RS (2UC)

    Front
    Camber 0°41’ ± 0°30’
    Caster 7°47’ ± 0°30’
    Toe 0°05’ ± 0°05’
    Total Toe 0°10’ ± 0°10’
    Steer Ahead 0°00’ ± 0°03’

    Rear
    Camber 1°20’ ± 0°30’ (These are the revised settings)
    Toe 0°05’ ± 0°05’
    Total Toe 0°10’ ± 0°10’
    Thrust angle 0°00’ ± 0°20’

    All figures shown in degrees and minutes.

    Alex
     
  7. robdf2

    robdf2 Yellow is the best

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    The front castor setting you have noted there , is that for both sides being the same?
    i am sure i have 1 in red and 1 in green , just checked 1 green (left side) 7.26 the other (right side) in red is 7.02 is that right?
     
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    For the Caster to be 'in the green' it has to be between 7.17 and 7.77 from table above with 7.47 being the ideal (but be aware these are the setting for a Skoda and I think the tolerances from the 'ideal' differ on a LEON)

    You probably have the same report I do which suggests (for caster) on the leon cupra 7.17 to 8.17 therefore ideal being 7.67

    Seeing as you had yours done at Hi-Q and presumably set to the same as mine (Leon 2006- : Sport Suspension (G50, G51, G63)) then these are the ranges with the 'ideal' in brackets, based from outside to in;

    Hopefully they are based off the correct report!

    Front
    Camber: -0.11 to -1.11 (-0.61)
    Caster: 8.17 to 7.17 (7.67)
    Toe: 0.00 to 0.10 (0.05)
    Total Toe: 0.00 to 0.20 (0.10)
    Steer Ahead: -0.03 to 0.03 (0.00)


    Rear
    Camber:-0.50 to -1.50 (-1.00)
    Toe:0.00 to 0.10 (0.05)
    Total Toe:0.00 to 0.20 (0.10)
    Thrust Angle: -0.20 to 0.20 (0.00)

    Caster is not adjustable on our cars and like me your outside of the range. Maybe some stiffer polybushes might bring the caster in but i'm no expert!

    Does anyone know what the correct setting are for the Cupra Mk2 as I'm worried now that both my car (and possibly robs) have been set to an outdated report!

    if ideal rear camber is 1.20 (and not MINUS 1.20) then i'm going to experience poor tyre wear/handling.

    Eeek, worried now!
     
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  9. Invisible

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    Anyone have a published set of numbers for the SEAT LEON MK2 or do we accept that those shown in the thread from Briskoda are what we should work to?
     
  10. IanG

    IanG Active Member

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    Here's mine had it done at Revolution Motorsport in Gateshead

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    They said that the Caster setting on the front couldn't be adjusted and wouldn't make that much difference anyway
     
  11. zukit

    zukit Guest

    Facing the same dilemma as I did today alignment settings for my MK2 FR and the DB figures where showing from "2006-" for the model of year.

    So, did anyone do some catching-up on whether we should consider new figures for the MK2?

    10x
     
  12. mds1256

    mds1256 Facelift Leon Cupra

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    When looking on the erWin Seat Technical Site, my FR TDI 2008 is listed as having G63 suspension which according to other sources is the cupra suspension and not the sports suspension..........

    G63 L DFV Front shock absorption

    UC4 L DFH Rear sports shock absorption


    so not sure what the right alignment settings are for my car.... mite drop seat customer service an email asking for alignment settings
     

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