Can a Salvage Supercar with Frame Damage be Aligned? Let’s find out on my Audi R8!

Can a Salvage Supercar with Frame Damage be Aligned? Let’s find out on my Audi R8!

We take the Salvage Audi R8 in for a wheel alignment. Will it ever be able to return to factory spec after its cracked frame repairs?

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27 thoughts on “Can a Salvage Supercar with Frame Damage be Aligned? Let’s find out on my Audi R8!

  1. I just watched this video and can say Wheel Tec can take a bent rim heat it and re true the rim… its a fascinating process and smoothed out a high speed vibration in my Lotus

  2. Wow, you spent $50 on Audi spec oil in 2018? What a bargain, especially when we're paying $100 in Canada for the same shit… and don't even get me started on dealer pricing. They want here $800 to do an oil change on that car… You need to invade and take over this bullshit country as soon as possible!

  3. How did they get an accurate alignment with a bent wheel?… Don't the heads on an alignment machine attached to the wheels and the measurements come from there… Wouldn't a bent will throw that off?

  4. Don’t you love people who think they know everything. I would have done the exact same repair because it went back as perfect as perfect can be. Nothing is ever perfect just like frame machines are not perfect they only get things back within allowed tolerances. Don’t listen to people Sam most don’t know what they are talking about until they can prove who they are and show their certificates they are just people who talk.

  5. It wont make a difference, but you be the judge drive it for a while and then look at the tire… the inside might wear a little more…no biggie
    didn't know that about the rack, whoa… you put it back together then welded it, so you did a great job..

  6. There is a very popular Ferrari F50 rebuild that was done…and it’s damage makes your cars look like what it is…no big deal. That car had to be completely disassembled down to its frame.
    It then had to be straightened. The whole process took almost a month of just straightening the entire frame. These keyboard warriors don’t know what they are talking about.

  7. It's actually lack of experience of the mechanic! The upper control arm on a Corvette can be shimmed. That could have been fixed easily. And the lower control arm is adjustable. Find yourself a better alignment guy.

  8. What good is an alignment with the car sitting still. Will the wheel point straight when it is going up and down. If the suspension isn't straight you can do an alignment but you will wear out you're expensive tires out in a very short time.

  9. I had an alignment yesterday and everything was in spec except for caster angle on the front left wheel of the car. Technician said the lower left part of the subframe was bent backwards. I was wondering if the subframe could be straightened by an expert auto frame technician to have my caster back in spec?

  10. But in some cases, the car may need to get a full subframe replacement like Sam’s Corvette got just to pass a rebuild inspection. And as Sam said, rebuild inspections vary across all 50 states, but most of the time, the rebuild inspectors will look at the car use their knee to determine out of the bumpers and front fenders in any of them have any play in them. If anything gives during the inspection, the car will fail and proper work will need to go into the car before filing for the next rebuild inspection and taking the car in just over a couple days later for another once-over.

  11. As a video game mechanic and someone that’s mechanically inclined in real life, I know which parts go where on a car, and on some cars, the rear wheels are wider than the front wheels, with some prime examples of that being the 1967 Shelby A/C Cobra and its kit replicas. On the real car, you buy the car fully assembled, but sometimes, you may need to find some original factory parts or reproduction parts to finish a restoration. Sam and Bob the Welder repaired Sam’s Audi R8, and against what the “experts” said in the comments, the car aligned to factory spec.

  12. When a wreck occurs that results in a car being totaled out and put on a salvage title, the amount of damage to repair can exceed the cost to buy the car brand new, resulting in the car being totaled out, as is the case in fatal accidents or rollover accidents. A rollover accident can bend the A, B, and C pillars or just the A and B pillars depending upon the number of pillars a vehicle has. Trucks have the A and B pillars while sedans and coupes have the A, B and C pillars, and in a rollover, multiple pillars can and will get bent, bringing some very expensive repairs.

  13. Forgot to say I really enjoyed the series as the R8 v8 Manual is one of my dream cars! I've only been subscribed about 6 months so its nice to go back and see what projects he did before!

  14. Some people seem to forget that any car thats being repaired depends on 2 key things and each issue is unique to that car. 1 the initial damage some accidents are so severe that it wouldn't make sense to even try and repair them, and 2 what work is done to fix the car, if the work done is appropriate to the damage caused and done to a correct standard then its completely acceptable! Otherwise accident and repair shops wouldn't exist!

  15. Well Sam, I agree with you. No matter how bad the car was damaged, if you follow the factory repair procedure (can be purchased from the spare parts store) to repair the vehicle, it can be 100% aligned and to factory spec. If after a repair you have problems you need only look as far as the repair and compliance with the repair procedure to get the answer. Great videos to pass the time in lockdown.

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