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Old 07-05-14, 16:37
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Question Alignment figures needed please!

I've been searching a lot and can't find a definitive list anywhere.

Please can someone post up the information (ie the figures) for the correct alignment of all 4 wheels? (Particularly a 1999 SWB T4 full camper conversion )

I've found a place willing to have a go at full 4-wheel alignment for me, but they are making noises about 'only able to align to info on the computer', and I know from a different garage that there are lots of T4s in the computer, and I have no idea which one to choose. I am hoping that if I can show them the figures I want the wheels set to, they can do that for me.

I really need this, as my rear tyres have been worn out on their outside edges while the fronts still have loads of life and are exactly the same age and type.

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Old 07-05-14, 17:42
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What verion of van is it.
1,2,3,4? The info is hidden in the chassis number.
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Old 07-05-14, 18:38
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OK. I have the VIN (same thing as chassis number right?), I can tell you it's definitely not a "2", but there are 1s, a 3, a 4, and a 5 in the rest of the number!

So now I have 2 questions! Can someone tell me what type I need to refer to? Can someone post up the required data for everyone else to show their 4-wheel alignment people please?
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Old 07-05-14, 18:45
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Ok let's rephrase that. The sticker next to the fuse box contains which group your can is in.

Group 1&2 have the same settings.
Group 3 has their own
Group 4 has their own as well.

I can provide all the info but find out which group yous is in.

Or I can give you the figures for fully loaded as they are the same for all of them or............
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Old 07-05-14, 19:24
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Default Re: Alignment figures needed please!

I'm sounding like a total newb here I know, sorry!

I think the info you're referring to is the first few digits of my VIN: WV1

I have the info on the sticker found under the lower fuse box cover, but that doesn't seem to help. There's only tyre pressure info on the sticker on the A pillar. The sticker under the bonnet (on the metal cross-piece that sits on the radiator) lists weights....

I know the info is hidden in some of these codes somewhere.....

Your patience and help is greatly appreciated
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Old 07-05-14, 21:01
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Nope it is some thing different.

But here is the info.

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Old 08-05-14, 08:22
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Default Re: Alignment figures needed please!

Thanks Nick. That is just what I was looking for. (Mods: worth a sticky?)

I have decoded my VIN/Chassis number and nothing in there shows me easily which version I have - unless the "X" for aug 98 - jul 99, or the particular number off the production line leads you to it.

I have found the code "OJ2" in that sticker under my fuse box, amongst a lot (20?) of other codes in the "options" section which I reckon must be referring to the "suspension production code":

OJ1 = reduced payload (800 and 888 Specials) and lowered suspension
OJ2 = standard payload (1000kg)
OJ3 = increased payload (1200kg)

I have no idea if I should assume that "OJ2" can be seen to denote 'vehicle group 2'

If someone can post up how to be sure which vehicle group your T4 is, then this thread would have all the info you would need

Oh - it would probably also need the disclaimer: "If yours is lowered, the figures may not be quite right for you." Hoping my crappy 17" alloys are not messing things up.
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Old 08-05-14, 08:26
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that will be the code. and it refers to the measurement given in the first picture.

this measurement is effectivly the length of the shock at the vans original ride hight.

which is one not easy the measure and what vans are actually still at original ride height.
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Old 08-05-14, 16:25
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That's all great, thanks a lot for that.

But now....

The guys doing the 4-wheel alignment are using the supertracker machine and that gives them a load of transporter multivan "types" to choose from to set my van up to.

Which of the many many options on the supertracker screen is the right one? They don't know, I tried to help with all the info I've found online and searching the forum, but it's another sodding language - there are 8 types on their screen, and various options within those types.

Any supertracker geniuses out there.... please...
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Old 08-05-14, 17:21
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TBH sounds like have the kit but don't know anything.
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