On 17 Jul 2005 12:42:06 -0700, Scott wrote:
> I had an alignment done to no avail.
> Any have any thoughts?
What is the tyre wear like front to back? Are the front tyres less
worn than the rear. Having newer tyres on the front can lead to
strange handling problems. My Disco II was a little "vague" until I
swapped the fairly new fronts to the reasonably worn rears around. The
difference was noticable within the first 100m of driving. This is not
a 100% conclusive test as the tyres front/back are different makes
How ever I am also fairly sure that new front/old rear tyres was a
contributary factor in a wall and roll incident that wrote off my
previous motor. Slightly slippy conditions (road damp and cold but
*not* icy) backend decided it wanted to overtake the front and despite
3 attempts to correct the oversteer the backend just wasn't going to
play. Subsequent digging on the web has shown from reliable sources
that new front/old rear is not to be recomended at least on front
wheel drive vehicles.
Dave. pam is missing e-mail