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Old 09-25-2003, 17:46   #1 (permalink)
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The back end of my AU S sedan likes to slide way too much. I did just get some better tyres and a LSD so it is down a bit but it still is just too much. It has factory sports suspension and is live rear axel, not IRS. I guess upgrading to IRS is almost impossible so does anyone have an idea.
This only affects me at low speed, high force corners, NOT at high speed so my high arch spoiler is helping.
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Old 09-25-2003, 19:06   #2 (permalink)
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ease up an dont gie it to much if u dont wanna slide! sliding best fun ne way, every corner should be taken SIDEWAYZ!!!!
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Have you driven any other au s' or au's with irs and see how they compare to yours ? A mate had an au s, and it seemed fairly well behaved, unless it was a shocker road or really trying something a bit silly . . . Just wondering if yours is wierd or normal . . .

But i wouldn't have thought there's too much you can do to stop sliding if your giving it an absolute bootful through tight turns.

Otherwise, I guess maybe a stiffer sway bar might help.
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Is there a sway bar in the back of AU I 's? if so, where is it?
I saw a list of available sway bars somewhere around ages ago but buggered if I can find it now.
My suspension feels fine so I am a little stumped. Anyone esle with a AU XR6 HP (that is the live axel XR isn't it?) got a similar issue?
I suppose you might be right about giving it too much through corners but there must be something I can do.
What about getting traction control. That would probably be as hard as getting IRS.
I really can't compare it to anything as my old man wont let me drive his AU due to past teenager indiscretions :) and it is his work owned car.
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Re: Backend likes to walk

yeah I could spend all day side ways in my AU2... fun for a little while, until you either loose it which is scary shit, or actually wanna take off! im gonna upgrade my tyres though, then suspension
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I guess you could check the watts link is tight. On my ea after puttig the diff in It felt like itwas on meatballs. Watts link wasn't set up properly.
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Actually softening up the rear gives you better traction & grip. But there is always a trade off ..You loose some control. If your car is lowerd this can happen as geometry has changed. So you could either stiffen the front sway bar, soften rear bar or softer bushes..If you have fitted new tyres to your car it may take some time for the oil to wear off. Also tyres that are too wide for rims can cause tramlining where the tyres sometimes want to go there own way, follow groves on rd..
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Try dropping the pressure in the back tyres a bit. ~30psi maybe? Prolly should be higher for low profile XR tyres.
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The back end of my AU S sedan likes to slide way too much. I did just get some better tyres and a LSD so it is down a bit but it still is just too much. It has factory sports suspension and is live rear axel, not IRS. I guess upgrading to IRS is almost impossible so does anyone have an idea.
This only affects me at low speed, high force corners, NOT at high speed so my high arch spoiler is helping.
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Unfortunately, your pretty much stuck unless you want to spend some serious money modifying the existing suspension you have, or replacing it.

Even though the AUs were pretty well behaived compared to previous models, they do "walk" a bit - and obviously too much for some!!

ive driven an AU with IRS and LSD, bloody brilliant is all I have to say compared to the live rear that came standard.
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