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Old 06-02-2004, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
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I have an ED Falcon, just bought Pirelli 215's for my 15 inch stock rims.
I've noticed the car moves a lot more, like it moves with the road and turns when I don't want it to. Its as if when it goes in a dip the wheels take over and move the car (veer it to one side).. I had all the wheel alignemnts done when I bought the new tyres. They are sick looking tyres but it's really bugging me.

Also...anyone with an ED, is the steering really loose? cause mine is....feels like a gotta steer alot, I recently got a new power steering pump.....but don't rekon that would make any difference?

The steering thing reacts with the tyres and makes it weird to drive...dunno whether I"m being paranoid bout the steering...just seems like I have to steer a lot and like the steering is loose like I turn the wheel for a few centimeters and nothing happens? like there is play in the wheel....


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sounds like the rack is worn and its going from toe in to toe out the clown who aligned it should have checked this out but if it was aligned at a tyre store they probably may not of cheers greg
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if you noticed this just after fitting the new tyres it could be the tread walking on the road
the tread acts like fingers and slips on the road
it happens with race cars on normal car tyres that why they shave the tread off
mainly happens with soft compound and most pirelli are soft for comfort
but check it out with a tyre or suspension specialist
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what do I do if the 'rack is worn"?
is that like a pricy job?? sounds like it.

I got the tyres/allignment at Bob Jane T-mart.
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Sounds like you have just become aquainted with Tramlining.
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These wouldnt be your first set of directional tyres now would they?
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well...I'm not sure what you mean...my last tyres were RE92 Bridgestones...205's I think.

explain 'tramlining'?
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tramlining is where directional tyres follow small contours in the road. Basically, they pick up a groove in the road and follow it. Makes for a bit more work when driving as you have to correct for it constantly.
If your steering has a heap of play in it then the problem feels far worse (and you should get your steering rack checked)
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ah ok....is the steering rack an expensive business? and any recommendations on where to take it to? l live in Melbourne.
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i did a rack and it cost $175 exchange
i fitted it myself and took it later to get an alignment
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