Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

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Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by Drumster » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:51 pm

I recall some years ago somebody posted about a good alignment shop in Langley that was familiar with Delica. My '94 L400 could use a front end alignment -- I would appreciate recommendations.
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Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by DarkStar » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:07 pm

I'm pretty sure that Butch @ CVI can do wheel alignments.

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Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by Drumster » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:51 pm

Thanks DS but Butch told me he couldn't do a precise job of it without certain equipment which he doesn't have. Kal Tire on King George couldn't do it either. There must be a place somewhere around here that can do it. Surely I'm not the only one who's ever wanted a front end alignment on an L400...?? Would like to know what's worked for others.
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Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by thelazygreenfox » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:06 pm

Robert at Alignment City on Kingsway in Po Co 604 464 6121 has done mine for all my delicas :-D :-D . Good price and good service. Bring him a good coffee when you arrive and see his face light up.

Tell him Wayne recommended him :M .
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Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by FalcoColumbarius » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:41 pm

Drumster wrote:Thanks DS but Butch told me he couldn't do a precise job of it without certain equipment which he doesn't have. Kal Tire on King George couldn't do it either. There must be a place somewhere around here that can do it. Surely I'm not the only one who's ever wanted a front end alignment on an L400...?? Would like to know what's worked for others.
Hi Drumster, how'sitgoin',eh?

Butch has an alignment computer, no? I've seen him do many alignments on Starwagons, Space Gears, Pajeros and others.
Another option is to go to the "L400 Dedicated Category Reference Forum/L400 Shop Manual Downloads/The 1995 L400 Delica Space Gear Shoppe Manual" and look for sections 31 & 33, the latter having the alignment specs. Then you could go to any alignment shop and give them the specs. Having said that I have gone to alignment shops who when seeing my ride look at me like I stepped out of a space ship. You know, that "I'm feeling weird" look? Best to avoid them. West Coast Alignment would be one to miss.

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Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by TieMyShoe » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:27 pm

I can do it...

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Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by Drumster » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:29 am

Thanks guys. I'll double check with Butch but as far as I recall, when he installed my Pro Comp shocks a few years ago he was only able to do an approximate set up. I'll check (could just be early onset dementia :shock: ) and post here. I somehow ended up with the understanding that because of the Delica's JDM peculiarities, it was not something regular alignment shops could easily do. My experience with Kal Tire affirmed that idea; they tried but couldn't do it. Rather than call and ask a bunch of shops that may never have dealt with Delica, I thought I'd ask here.
Anyway, I'll let you know what I come up with.
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Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by TieMyShoe » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:35 pm

again.... I can do it.... shop is even located in Langley.

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Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by carlwiebe » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:25 am

Had mine done at OK tire on 3rd near Granville island. I have them the specs and they were happy to do it. Good job and returned it with their machines print out. Much nicer to drive now. Just waiting for those Rancho socks to arrive.

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Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by Drumster » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:25 pm

Carl, I assume you're driving 4WD L400. What were those specs you gave them?
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Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by thelazygreenfox » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:39 pm

Don't use Alignment City, the owner is having a few problems :-( and will probably retire soon. Nice guy but....

Went to Dale's in Langley and they did a great job with my lifted gen 2 L400. They let you watch and ask questions too. :-D

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Re: RE: Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by carlwiebe » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:41 am

Drumster wrote:Carl, I assume you're driving 4WD L400. What were those specs you gave them?
I used the specs from the manual section and could email it to you if you send me an email. carlwiebe@telus.net

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Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by Drumster » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:49 am

FalcoColumbarius wrote:
Drumster wrote:Thanks DS but Butch told me he couldn't do a precise job of it without certain equipment which he doesn't have. Kal Tire on King George couldn't do it either. There must be a place somewhere around here that can do it. Surely I'm not the only one who's ever wanted a front end alignment on an L400...?? Would like to know what's worked for others.
Hi Drumster, how'sitgoin',eh?

Butch has an alignment computer, no? I've seen him do many alignments on Starwagons, Space Gears, Pajeros and others.
Another option is to go to the "L400 Dedicated Category Reference Forum/L400 Shop Manual Downloads/The 1995 L400 Delica Space Gear Shoppe Manual" and look for sections 31 & 33, the latter having the alignment specs. Then you could go to any alignment shop and give them the specs. Having said that I have gone to alignment shops who when seeing my ride look at me like I stepped out of a space ship. You know, that "I'm feeling weird" look? Best to avoid them. West Coast Alignment would be one to miss.

Falco.
Thanks for the info Falco... sorry not to have replied earlier, I missed even seeing it until today. D'oh!
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Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by Drumster » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:10 pm

Not sure about alignment computer; I may have misunderstood what Butch said back then but at any rate, I went to Dale's on 56th ave in Langley. They've apparently done plenty of Delicas and had no trouble sorting mine out.
It was getting pretty tiresome but my van no longer tries to pull me into oncoming highway traffic!
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Re: Wheel alignment shop lower mainland??

Post by stever1000 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:20 pm

I just replaced my tie rod ends, i measured both sides before I removed the old ones so I'm pretty sure the new ones are installed close enough. And I replaced my upper and lower ball joints ...is it okay to drive on the highway prior to an alignment? I.e. my place near Vancouver port to Langley or the other shops mentioned?

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