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Old 05-28-2003, 07:06 PM   #1
PaulRex
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Default Can anyone help diagnose my suspension problem?

Hey, I'm using the stock suspension/sedan wrx.

I have had three alignments at three different places and after a few miles of driving after each one my steering wheel is un-aligned, off center (to the right).

I think my ride is alittle bit harsh from what i remember although I'm not sure on that since I havn't driven another wrx in a while.

I was hoping maybe someone could check out my front suspension see whats broke if anything, and see if I have any irregular tire wear etc.?? I'm hoping it's just a problem with one of my struts/springs etc. in the front so I can just go buy a used set and throw it in, but I can't tell whats broken.

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Old 05-28-2003, 07:08 PM   #2
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McDade is our resident alignment/suspension expert. Hopefully he'll chime in.
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Old 05-29-2003, 02:03 AM   #3
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I met with Edvig and LovestheWeasel tonight, but we mostly just ate alot of food Hehe, no we did take a look at the front tires and Edwin noticed alittle uneven wear on the shoulders.. I rotated my tires about 700miles ago I think.

I'd love to meet with McDade, or AZP or something sometime. Like this Friday I'm off then so hopefully I will get something set up so someone that knows what they are looking at can check it out.
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Old 05-29-2003, 04:30 AM   #4
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I met with Edvig and LovestheWeasel tonight, but we mostly just ate alot of food Hehe, no we did take a look at the front tires and Edwin noticed alittle uneven wear on the shoulders.. I rotated my tires about 700miles ago I think.

Stop beatin on her JK.... i hope you find the problem man.. McDade knows what he's doing
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Old 05-29-2003, 08:31 AM   #5
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McDade can fix all.
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Old 05-29-2003, 10:22 AM   #6
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McDade will hook you up with some phat undercarriage neonz. I think thats your problem right there.
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Old 05-29-2003, 10:25 AM   #7
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McDade will hook you up with some phat undercarriage neonz. I think thats your problem right there.

Agreed...

Paul, when I saw your car you were dangerously low on R1(3!!!!!


I MEAN dangerously low...
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Old 05-29-2003, 10:32 AM   #8
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You know...he's right.
A little neonz glow will look great with your muffler.
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Old 05-29-2003, 02:12 PM   #9
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Hell yeah, neons are the shizzle! You know I saw some toyota with Neon lights in his muffler tip, the ricers are getting creative

Another thing that bothers me about my steering/suspension, is that in the rain my car feels like it is more willing to oversteer more making a left turn, and more likely to push making a right turn. Seriously I've tried a bunch of times

It always seems more easily coaxed into oversteer when making an left turn, but when I make a right turn it tends to understeer more, and then oversteer after provocation (more throttle). I never try that stuff in the dry because I have to go too fast

So does that help diagnose?
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Old 05-29-2003, 02:32 PM   #10
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For a serrious answer,

you need to adjust the toe slightly (one side in 1/4 turn, one side out 1/4 turn). there was a thread about this in the suspension forum about off-center wheel.

it is an easy fix.
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Old 05-29-2003, 03:15 PM   #11
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Thanks gotsol from georgia.. i'll see what i can do about that
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