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ayton1
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:22 pm    Post subject: Centre Gravity Reply with quote

I have not been happy with the way my car wanders at high speed & after reading about Centre Gravity on here & Pistonheads decided I needed a trip down. After getting booked in approx 3/4 weeks wait (must be good) off I went at 5.30am for my slot at 8.30. There usual treatment initially drive as is, back to shop for adjustments & drive again.
Mine was all within Porsche spec but after they had carried out their changes it’s a different car, tracks a straight line now & feels much more planted. Another surprise is how much lighter the steering feels & it now straighten’s up itself out of corners.
All in all an interesting day & a very satisfied customer.
 



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What were the costs for the checks and adjustments?
 
  
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kas750
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kettmark wrote:
What were the costs for the checks and adjustments?


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G2
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was anything changed or just adjustments?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ended up spending just short of £500.00 which included changing a rear track control arm with a oem one they had in stock.
It was all just settling changes really. Track control arm wasn’t bad , but made sense to have everything right while I was there.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How often do they recommend this is done please?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What they do, they do extraordinarily well. Big fan myself, and I know a few others too. Not surprised at your experience. Delighted your delighted Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used them for the first time last month. What a transformation. Stunning.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a huge fan. When you think of the term artisan, you think of people who make things, bread, wood workers, blacksmiths, etc. But these guys are just the best. I'd put them in the Artisan cat for sure.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris is most definitely a 911 handling aficionado.
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
I'm a huge fan. When you think of the term artisan, you think of people who make things, bread, wood workers, blacksmiths, etc. But these guys are just the best. I'd put them in the Artisan cat for sure.


That's how I'd describe it, although I've only been with a mates car, not my own yet.
Before I went I knew they must be good but I did think "Well how much better can they do an alignment? There's only so many things you can adjust and anyone can adjust them".

It's the thought behind the adjustments though and how one tiny thing affects the next and so on.

I'll be visiting at some point although I couldn't justify it every year which is what most people recommend.
It's a fascinating day out though and good to know that when you leave your car is simply the best it can be with whatever components you have on it.

PS. Ayton that's a lovely car and an even nicer garden/courtyard. Cool
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once I'd got the fully monty done at CG I'd get down kwik-fit for a free check on their Hunter system & get a print out. You can then return back to kwik-fit every 6 months/year and do a comparison. If something looks like it's wrong, then get checked back in to CG.

https://www.kwik-fit.com/wheel-alignment
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tom_nieto
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another very satisfied CG customer here! They really know their stuff.

Go and put some miles on it and come back if you have a bump or notice any creaking was their advice to me!
 
  
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rabbitstew
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jcx wrote:
I used them for the first time last month. What a transformation. Stunning.


Im glad you tried them out in the end!
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Robertb
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the CoG FAQ it says they give you comprehensive before n' after settings for you to apply elsewhere if necessary.

Costwise, it says they work at £75+vat an hour, which is similar to an indy. It says a typical geo takes 4 hrs, so £360 all in as a starting point.

This also makes one realise that the basic 'geo' done by specialists for around £100 must be a bare-bones service.
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Seventy Seven
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really interesting.... Mine was all done at OPC when I purchased and always felt planted, etc.

However, since I changed rear tyres last year, it has not felt the same and 'wanders' as said above. Not sure if just in my head and has improved since bedding in the tyres.

I do low miles a year, so not sure if I need checked or it is as it should be. Is there a similar outfit in the south?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My car seems fine & tracks good I've not noticed any issues, however from feedback on here its seems like the place to go for setting up your Porsche.

As I plan on keeping my car, when the time comes & gets tired sussys I think I will give them a try.
 
  
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DucatiRob
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have had some comms with CG in the last couple of weeks about getting mine booked in, the front end is a little crashy at low speed and it has never felt as grippy and planted as it used to since swapping my wheels and changing from Bridgestone Potenzas to MPSS last year. Expect the top mounts need doing and probably control arms!

Have been planning on swapping over to Ohlins R&T and had been thinking of doing the work myself then getting a full geo at CG, they have given me some estimates and pricing is surprisingly good value, so might get them to do everything! Really helpful and good comms too Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going up there tomorrow morning - super excited thumbsup
 
  
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