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Centre Gravity alignment

77jamie

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I have previously posted on here about my 997 c4s feeling very floaty and not having full confidence in it when driving at higher speeds, i was recommended to get in contact with centre gravity.

I spoke to them regarding the car and they were very helpful and knowledgable so i decided to take it up to them, they checked the car, gave me a list of issues and then replaced top mounts , fitted a new set of tyres ( as old ones were out of date) and a full alignment, it took approx 6 hours and when i went to pick up it was like driving a completely different car.

From start to finish they went out their way to explain the process and were very thorough and helpful, it was a couple of hours drive for me to get there but it is definitely worth it and would recommend it to anyone that wants their car to be driving to its full potential.
 
Was number one on my list when I bought the car and have been delighted with the results ever since. Expensive but well worth it.
 
Good to hear you are enjoying the benefits.

I'd been a little sceptical of the hype, but decided to visit for a suspension health check early last year. I was surprised by the level of diligence, not only in checking the suspension but a fair few other leaks and missing bits and bobs that a couple of indies had never mentioned in 7 yrs of servicing.

So I returned for a full set up and a few other replacements and spent the day there; it was absolutely fascinating to watch Chris at work, and they very much encourage owners to get involved (or at least did, pre COVID).

The rear toe arms were utterly seized, and needed cutting out to replace the bolts; having paid for two separate 'full geos' at a well-respected indy I was disappointed that clearly this could never have been done properly.

As well as the benefits in handling (I went for non-standard bumpy B road settings, which interestingly runs less rear negative camber) the improvement in ride from all the suspension components moving as they should was notable. The car feels so much more nimble, light on its feet and alert, yet holds its line so much better.

Top class bunch, and for the fair labour cost they charge I would use them for all suspension work from now on.
 
This! They did a complete suspension replacement on my 986, difference was night and day. And this after a different establishment said the suspension was fine.
 
Thanks for posting your experiences Jamie.

Centre Gravity certainly have a well deserved reputation for good work and specialising in one area has enabled them to become masters of their craft.

Lots of positive post-collection reviews can only lead to one conclusion, 'the proof's in the pudding'.
 
Meant to say the team are a great bunch too, poor Holly fielded an email exchange of over 60 emails with me over the process. It's a family run business by people that care about what they're doing.
 
These guys are excellent, and I wish I'd visited them years ago

The set up I have now is incredible and I've never had so much confidence in a car

Totally recommended :thumb:
 
I read an article written by Peter Tognola about the whys and wherefores of Porsche alignment which makes keeping this as something to carry out reasonably so often taking in to account the atrocious roads in UK.
I will be visiting him at his workshop shortly.
 
They are the ONLY place to go IMO, my 996C4S was so much better after a day at their workshops, sent a buddy there too and he said the same. Whatever they charge you is money very well spent, their attention to detail and customer focus is second to none.
 
2tone said:
I read an article written by Peter Tognola about the whys and wherefores of Porsche alignment which makes keeping this as something to carry out reasonably so often taking in to account the atrocious roads in UK.
I will be visiting him at his workshop shortly.

What surprised me was that when I should return to get it redone Chris said not until I've hit something hard enough to damage a tyre or wheel, or if I replace a suspension component. It seems that if done properly it should stay in place even over some atrocious but undamaging surfaces.
 
CG are great and have a real passion and pride in what they do.

I came away wondering why can't all garages offer that level of service.

The older guy there (think it's Chris) can't half talk 😂😂
 
Shurv said:
They are the ONLY place to go IMO, my 996C4S was so much better after a day at their workshops, sent a buddy there too and he said the same. Whatever they charge you is money very well spent, their attention to detail and customer focus is second to none.

They also do stuff that most other places won't do, like cover all your fixings in protective grease
 
Another big fan of CG here!
 
Shurv said:
They are the ONLY place to go IMO, my 996C4S was so much better after a day at their workshops, sent a buddy there too and he said the same. Whatever they charge you is money very well spent, their attention to detail and customer focus is second to none.

The labour rate is lower if not comparable to a Porsche indy, so I'd get CG to do any suspension work required, rather than getting it done elsewhere.
 

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