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Old 04-03-2001, 05:53 AM   #1
Scoober01
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This past weekend I was in a open parking lot refining my power sliding. Now all week I've noticed a strange difference in handling. What I'm wondering is, will power sliding on asphalt throw off you alignment or heavy understeer conditions were a lot of the downforce is on the front during the turn. I've never had a alignment the car only has 6k on it.
Please give me some suggestions.
Ryan D.
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Old 04-03-2001, 06:41 AM   #2
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Probably the tires wore out prematurely and unevenly. I don't think there is anything mechanically wrong with the car. What kind of steering problem do you have??? Does the car go toward right or left? Does the steering wheel shake constantly? Any uneven wear signs on your tires? Maybe the force of going sideways and all made the wheel weights to pop out causing the wheels to go off balance. Check for the weights.

After I went to an Autocross last Saturday, I had a mega vibration and wobbles everytime I made a left or right turn for about 30min, and it scared me. But that's gone now. Everything is back to normal on my car.
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Old 04-03-2001, 06:48 AM   #3
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By power sliding, do you mean yanking the handbrake?

If so, you could have a number of things wrong... but the two most likely are flat-spotted rear tires or a fried center differential.
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Old 04-03-2001, 07:27 AM   #4
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Fried center diff...ohh that doesnt sound good.
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Old 04-03-2001, 08:07 AM   #5
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I don't think its my diff, I never handbrake slide. Only weight transfer. I just checked the tire and no real uneven wear. I can't really explain the feeling. When I'm making a left turn it just feel different not the same as it did. I've got a little bit of steering wheel shutter. I haven't checked the weight yet. I'll check during my lunch. It feels kind of like the tire pressure is off but I did just check that. Can't believe I didn't check the weight.
Could I have thrown off the suspension?
keep em coming.
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Old 04-03-2001, 08:25 AM   #6
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Explain what you did do. Yes, it could be a missing wheel weight or chunked tires. How do the tires look?
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Old 04-03-2001, 10:53 AM   #7
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Okay everyone can calm down. I checked the wheel and I'm missing the weight. I must have thrown it during a hard turn, calling dealer ship now.
thanks for all the help.
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