Took the Cabrio for tracking in Wednesday, into County Tyres in Weymouth, used these guys a,to over the last few years, so know they are genuine.
Anyway, they got it up in the air, and began to set up the tools, he looked a bit confused, so he got the manager over to look at it, came over to me and asked if the car had been in an accident....
I thought I'd made a cock up with something, so I told him what I had done with changing the engine,gearbox, suspension etc etc...he told me the wishbone on the N/S/F was an inch shorter than the O/S/F..which was the correct length....good old euro car parts!! I had noticed the wheel looked different, but thought it was because the tracking was miles out..
Can't take the wishbone back as its been on a year, so looking to get a new one, trying to avoid ECP now...any ideas on where to buy?
Hi all, just an update on the Cabrio, haven't driven it much over the last few weeks, as I've been waiting to get the wishbone sorted, finally cracked on this weekend,
Took the troublesome wishbone off, after I bought another one from ECP, a different brand this time, took the old one off, measured them up to see the difference, nothing...no difference! Now I'm annoyed and confused...and frustrated as I now have no idea where the adjustment is coming from, I checked with VW as thought they'd surely will have the correct part, they advised me that it's been superseded with..Jacksh!t, the nice bloke up there gave me a number for VW Heritage in Shoreham, W Sussex, but they can't get hold of them either..but in his experience, the only wishbones for the GTi he has come across is the 8v ones, (which I had on it in the first place) and the ones for the 16v and the VR6, which is the one I've got...
I put into ECP the model and engine of a VR6 to see what came up, and it was the same wishbone I had in the first place, grrrr!!!
So I put the original wishbone back on, and took it back to County Tyres...and explained, that's the only wishbone there is for a GTi 16v, he put it back on the ramp...and managed to track it up!
I think he was looking at the car as a normal model...not a GTi, which it is in all but model...despite me telling him it had Been converted...
Waste of a weekend!!!
But least now it's tracked, it doesn't feel great if I'm honest, so I will have another look underneath again over this weekend, just to be sure