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Old 12-04-2000, 01:51 PM   #1
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Yep, have a professional look at it.

Sometimes if you go sideways off road, you will get dirt caught in the wheel. This might be a cause of the shaking of the steering wheel.
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Old 12-04-2000, 03:51 PM   #2
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Thanks guys, I already clearn the inside of the rims, it helps little bit but the car still toward to right hand side when I drive fast! I will have my wheele balance first, Starts from cheapest way first! If it still not improve , then I will go for alignment!
If I should have to raplace the front swaybar, should I replace the standard size or any other option??
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Old 12-04-2000, 06:19 PM   #3
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I would have the tires balanced and the alignment checked. I only takes a little bit out of alignment to shave off a set of tires in a few thousand miles. I know from experance working in a body shop.


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Old 12-05-2000, 12:13 AM   #4
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Unhappy What should I do????

I was a way to back home at night, when I turn to a fast left hand turn (around 120km/h), I saw a light cames out from right side. Then I turn my head to check if its a cop or just other car, when I turn back my head back to the road and I see I'm going to the oppsite lane, then I step on the brake; then my car goes fish tailling(damn black ice), I keep control the car, the rear of the car went left and right and left then right then went to a ditch and get back to the road!
I'm so lucky that didn't hit anything to damage my body and the car, after the inspection , I back to the road and all the way home. But When the car goes around 90km/h - 120km/h, the steering wheele start shacking and the car is little bit toward to right hand side!!
Then I went to gas station and recheck the tire pressure and it still happen!!
Today, I take out the rims and check the brake, I see the right side front swaybar has some old rust print cames off, did I bend the front swaybar???? Shuld I replace it or just leave it and do the alignment??? any suggection???
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Old 12-05-2000, 12:39 AM   #5
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Your car sounds like it might be misaligned. I'd take it to get aligned by an alingment specialist. A lot of times they can tell you if something's wrong with parts of your suspension.
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Old 12-05-2000, 12:49 AM   #6
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Sounds like a close call Ben!

I'd take it in and have a professional inspect it and align it if necessary.

A front sway bar is a small price compared to what could have happened!
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Old 12-06-2000, 07:53 AM   #7
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It sounds like most people leave the front sway bar alone, and replace the rear if anything (that is what I did).

Increasing the front sway bar size will give you more understeer (decreasing it will give you less understeer.) As most people feel the Legacy understeers enough as it is, they leave the sway bar alone.

Of course, a bigger front bar (or smaller rear bar) will make the car less likely to fish tail, but it sounds like the ice was your real problem!
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