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Old 10-16-2003, 11:27 AM   #1
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Have a Nice Day? I guess my car isnt the most cross-wind friendly eh?

Going home last night on a wide open expressway (4 lanes each way, really windy day) was an adventure

I can feel my RS being real wiggly in the wind. At times I feel if I dont hold on to my steering wheel tight, I just might get blown into the next lane!

I went home and checked tire pressure (35F 33R).

I had this problem too in my bug-eye RS as well before I sold it. Both cars are stock.

what can I do to improve this? lower the car and put wider tires on?
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Old 10-16-2003, 11:59 AM   #2
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lowering the car would prolly help you a bit but I'm not sure if the wider rubber would do anything at all.

You prolly can't do much to avoid it though, but I could be wrong.
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Old 10-16-2003, 12:08 PM   #3
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Have you checked your alignment lately? Many times a "bad" alignment can make the car "darty" on the highway, a windy day would aggrevate this problem.

Also what mods have you done, is your rear bar larger? If not a larger bar should help. And if you are on RE92's...yeah those might have something to do with it!
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Old 10-16-2003, 12:21 PM   #4
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completely stock...even the tires are stock

oh yeah, the sunroof wind deflector just makes it a little bit worse
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Old 10-16-2003, 12:22 PM   #5
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Crack your windows open- it'll help more than you think .


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Old 10-17-2003, 02:12 AM   #6
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Try a higher tire pressure and see if it helps. If my car is at that low of a pressure, it feels squirmy in the wind, or even during hard cornering... like its not "secure" with itself
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Old 10-17-2003, 12:06 PM   #7
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My car sucks in cross winds. Wider tires won't really help - wider tires (on my truck at least) just track imperfections a lot more.
Bumping the tire pressures up slightly might help.

Try throwing a Yakima rack with a bike and fairing on top - then drive in the cross wind.
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Old 10-17-2003, 01:06 PM   #8
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Lower it, put an STi wing on it, P1 lip, and open your windows and sunroof.

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