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Offline Bill B /bus

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Front Alingement
« on: January 07, 2013, 01:42:07 PM »
While visiting here in north east Alabama I noticed our friends Eagle 20 was wearing the outside edge of the right tire and the inside edge of the left tire. Contacted the Express Choo Choo Garage for a lead to an alingement shop. No joy! Any suggestions within the Chattanooga, Brimingham area?

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Bill
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Offline John316

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Re: Front Alingement
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 03:13:20 PM »
Bill,

You shouldn't need a bus shop. We have liked TCI, Kansas city and Denver. They have done well, so I assume others would also.


TCi Tire Center INC
1148 East 23rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 267-1176

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Re: Front Alingement
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 03:20:08 PM »
He is going need a shop for that one the grease worms have eaten the pins and bushings alignment is not the problem ole Jerry Jefferson reads this he will smile all the way to the bank about 2 grand in parts before a alignment can be done we are are talking Eagle here LOL

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Offline TomC

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Re: Front Alingement
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 07:56:13 AM »
He'll need an alignment shop that is familiar with the Eagle's independent torsion suspension. Not like the simplicity of a regular beam suspension. Sounds to me that the camber is off is they are wearing on the same edge. If the toe was out, they would be wearing on the inside or outside of both tires.  Good Luck, TomC
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Offline Bill B /bus

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Re: Front Alingement
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 07:14:28 PM »
We called a lot of dealers/truck centers and truck repair places without much joy. Until we stumbled across Wilks Tire and Battery Service in Albertville, Alabama. They service all makes and models of heavy trucks and buses.
Eagle was properly aligned and inexpensively.  The mechanics knew what they were doing.

Wilks is located on Al Highway 75 in Albertville. Would be about an hour and forty minutes from Chattanooga. And about an hour north of Birmingham. 

Bill
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