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This is a discussion on All over the road within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I dont know what is wrong. Anything over 50mph and really bad when you let off the gas. The fucking ...

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    I dont know what is wrong. Anything over 50mph and really bad when you let off the gas. The fucking thing is all over the road. New--- front sway bar links, sway bar bushings, front lined up(sears). New rear sway bar bushings both panhard bars are on. Replaced Front struts with used. My car only has 43,000 miles. Please help me it's not even fun to drive. It suckes.

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    Don't take this the wrong way, but did you have an alignment done after installing those pieces?

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    Did you experience same respond/problem before you replaced the stuff?

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    do you mean all over the road like pulling to one side, or like the car is grabbing every rut in the road and pulling you all over the lane? In either case, get the alignment checked.
    Tires (make/size etc) can sometimes cause the grabbing of the ruts as well

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    These cars have a tendency to "trammel" which is what I think you are describing. I always get caster and camber confused but if you run a slight negative caster (I think it is) on your alignment it will not be as bad. Don't run too much or your tires will wear. It basically points both tires in just a hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMbitch View Post
    These cars have a tendency to "trammel" which is what I think you are describing. I always get caster and camber confused but if you run a slight negative caster (I think it is) on your alignment it will not be as bad. Don't run too much or your tires will wear. It basically points both tires in just a hair.
    Nope, you have it mixed up, Camber is the amount the top of the tire is in relation to the bottom. Caster is the same effect of a caster of a shopping cart. That effects how your steering turns back by itself after going around a corner and such.

    But I really cant help you without more details, maybe you have trashed strut bearings, the used struts you put on are junk, you need an alignment, something didnt get installed correctly, you have a broken part, the list goes on....

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    I have experienced the same thing.. in my case.. it is the tires.. that grab any irregularities in the road. I have noticed that as the front tires wear, the problem becomes worse. Alignment has nothing to do with it in my case.. but i am running 275/40/17 in front.. i am thinking that the tire is just so wide that it tends to follow the road.

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    wow thats a reaaallll wide tire for the front, some people run those in the rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    wow thats a reaaallll wide tire for the front, some people run those in the rear
    your ws6 should have 275s all the way around

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapout View Post
    I have experienced the same thing.. in my case.. it is the tires.. that grab any irregularities in the road. I have noticed that as the front tires wear, the problem becomes worse. Alignment has nothing to do with it in my case.. but i am running 275/40/17 in front.. i am thinking that the tire is just so wide that it tends to follow the road.
    nah... some would consider those skinnies
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    Hey Eugenio.. do you experience the same thing with your ride? What tires do you run on your setup? nice ride btw..

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    My SS has the 275s up front and the tires well pull when there is groves or depressions in the pavement. It did it before and after all my suspension mods.

    I have a 79 Corvette with 255s up front and its does the same thing. Iíve been told that directional tires experience this worse then non-directional tires do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tapout View Post
    Hey Eugenio.. do you experience the same thing with your ride? What tires do you run on your setup? nice ride btw..
    depends more on the alignment than the width of the tire.
    a get a bit, but also had a bit w/ the 275 skinnies as well.

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    he needs to tell us about his tires. I bet they are skinny 275s and worn. Get some new tires and a fat swaybar are itll be bitchen

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    wow thats a reaaallll wide tire for the front, some people run those in the rear
    A 275 is wide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    nah... some would consider those skinnies

    **raises hand** I would!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    A 275 is wide?




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