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Does anybody know the wheel alignment/tracking values for the Xcellence (19" - 235/50/R19)?

After changing the rims/tyres the tracking seems to be a bit off.

Any help appreciated.
 

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That’s strange as the wheel radios should be the same and shouldn’t need an alignment.
If it does take the car for a 4 wheel alignment on a hunter machine as there the best out there.
They should have all the correct settings for your car.
My old car was lowered and had fully adjustable cambers so it needed setting up properly and always used a hunter machine
 

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That’s strange as the wheel radios should be the same and shouldn’t need an alignment.
If it does take the car for a 4 wheel alignment on a hunter machine as there the best out there.
They should have all the correct settings for your car.
My old car was lowered and had fully adjustable cambers so it needed setting up properly and always used a hunter machine
Well things have moved on since I first posted this here.

I posted the same at the Spanish sister site (they have many more Tarracos in circulation in Spain :)) and got a PM essentially saying that I won't be able to do wheel alignment in my local as all the VAG models equipped with cameras for Front/Lane Assist etc need specialist equipment.

I called male cow excrement on that (thought it was a dealer talking their book) and made an appointment for a free wheel alignment assessment at Kwikfit. Lo and behold an hour later I get a phone call to say that they would be unable to complete as this can only be done with specialist equipment by a main dealer and that they had trouble in the past with camera equipped cars as alignment put the "radar" (that's how they called it) out of kilter.

To cut a long story short, called two SEAT dealers in the Birmingham area who were unable to do it and then was referred to the main VW dealer who is the only one that has the necessary specialist equipment.

Another example of the "walled garden" manufacturers are trying to create to keep maintenance within their dealer network (with all the hassle and increased costs that entails).
 

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that’s shocking.
Nether had that problem with my old trusty Accord.
Honda even gave me all the correct settings for the alignment free of charge.
But I did no the service manager and used to have lots of meetings there.
 

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In the Spanish forum a poster shared the 4-wheel drive DCC values (see below), does anybody know whether the front wheel values are the same as the front-wheel non-DCC cars?

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OK answering my own question again here, downloaded all the repair manuals from Erwin and life has become much much easier:
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Which is all good if one has the reference values but these are sadly missing from Erwin (the assumption being that the workshop has the necessary specialist equipment). A bit of mixing and matching with my Spanish friend's report and we have the final values.
 

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Aaaaaaand result. Finally, as you can see with the new wheels alignment was off across the board. The rear left camber is marginally off but it is within tolerance.

Toe values are in mm so -0.1 means .1 of a mm which is essentially 0. Happy as Larry and my steering is finally dead straight.
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