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Old 06-05-2007, 08:49 PM   #1
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I have noticed my car wanders all over the road. The alignment is right on spec, I have checked it twice. The car darts all over the lane. The front end is tight, the ball joints and hub bearings are tight. I also have noticed that the car feels like the rearend feels like it's moving from side to side, could that be the PHB bushing being shot? I plan on replacing the torque arm, PHB (with an adjustable one) springs and shocks. The car has only 56k on it. I have welded in BMR boxed SFC and the car feels more rigid in that sense, but the wandering and swaying is driving me nuts. I was told it might be the tires. I'm not sure what it is. I'm trying to wear these tires out to try some new ones. I have the stock 17x9's with Kumho Ecsta 712 275/40zr17 tires. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Could be bald tires, not sure if shocks could cause it or not.
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It's those tires. I had the same tires on my car when I bought it with the same problems. Biggest POS tires ever made. Got some BFG's and problem solved.
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Cool thanks. The tires aren't bald yet, I've been trying to kill them but they are like stone.
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I put a STB on my car and it cured the problem, but that was with good tires.
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Wide tires with low profiles make for some pretty bad tramming over uneven pavement. Some tires seem worse than others, but you're never going to be completely rid of it unless you change to a ridiculously narrow tire size. It's a nuance of cars with wide front tires.
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Thanks for the info. I know it won't completely go away, it just seems to be getting worse. I thinks the crappy Kumhos have some to do with it. I'm ordering a set of GS-D3's for it. I'll have to wait for all my new suspension goodies, going 11's on the back.
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