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Aligned the R AGAIN yesterday and once more, a brand new car emerges. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I've been telling you guys this for years now, rotate and align, align, align.<br>The R, (or at least mine) seems to go out of whack every 3 to 4K miles and being an ex racer "my thing" has always been alignment and balance. (I used to be very good at setting up a race car)<br>The R seems to be ultra sensitive to this. PZeros will NEVER give a good feel and after 7500 mi will feel like junk. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> Michelins seem to "hold up" well. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I have no experience with other brand tires <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> (on an R)<br>I do know that I have several thousand miles on my PS All Seasons with no degrading in ride and handling BUT when the alignment goes off for whatever reason I can feel it big time.<br>Last week not only was the wheel cocked a bit (I swear I <B>did not </B>hit any pothole <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> ) the entire wagon felt like "mush", poor turn in , strange handing, the rear was steering the car, the hop was back, etc. They told me It was way off (toe) front AND rear <B>again.</B><br>Picked it up an hour ago and all is well in Philly land. Feels crisp, no hop in comfort, turns in and tracks well.<br>I do not know why these cars are so sensitive to alignment I don't think I can recall any car that was so sensitive to alignment as the R is, so before someone posts that this or that is happening, treat youself to a good alignment and, if necessary, rotate your tires and see if this resolves your problem, 9 out of 10 times it will.<br>Also remember that ANY performance tire will start to degrade after 7-10K miles ESPECIALLY PZeros and that too will make the R feel very funky <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>That's why, (so far, so good) the PS All Seasons don't seem to be degrading one bit. I know it's only about 4K miles so far but I can usually feel something after a couple of thousand miles, however, I will reserve judgement until 8-10K miles for those<br>JRL<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by JRL at 3:39 PM 3-18-2006</i>
 

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Re: Wheel alignment 101 (JRL)

Agreed, but there is some disagreement on the alignment specs. How do we get the spec's for MY2004 cars?
 

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Re: Wheel alignment 101 (LA-s60r)

04-06, same alignment.<br>Stock V70 (0r S60) specs except <B>TOTAL REAR TOE</B> SHOULD BE SET TO:<br>0.16 +/- 0.1 degrees
 
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