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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had the car for over a year now and my only complaint is that it can be extremely skittish over the slightest camber. I have tried dropping the tyre pressures a small amount which did make a small difference but the key problem still exists. Is this a feature of the car or can i do sumthing about it?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the site,

see previous posts re handling, and have the suspention alignment checked.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now i did get the car checked at Micheldever tyres, all checked out ok, but would this have shown any probs or shud i get it checked at a porsche based garage


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

suspention alignement and wheel alignment are very diffrent.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is this a dealer job or can u recomend another way to get it done

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am based in wales, however I dont think you will be to far away from Ray Northway, do a search for Northway, and you will find him.

Very Good independant.

Knows his stuff.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



What car did you have previously?



I have just come from an S8 and previous to that a GTO TT, and having just got a 98 996 C2 I would agree that the steering does indeed feed a lot more through the wheel!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Steve

Well on the sports front I had a caterham 7 but run a Golf PD TDI on a day to day basis. There is a particulaly bad piece of road between Hook and The hatch as the A30 out of Hook becomes dual carriageway. The 996 really struggles with the camber to the point I thought I had suffered a puncture and had to pull over. I use that stretch of road regulaly and it still surprises me every time.

As you would expect the Golf doesnt notice a thing!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by PM on 24 February 2006

Hi Steve

Well on the sports front I had a caterham 7 but run a Golf PD TDI on a day to day basis. There is a particulaly bad piece of road between Hook and The hatch as the A30 out of Hook becomes dual carriageway. The 996 really struggles with the camber to the point I thought I had suffered a puncture and had to pull over. I use that stretch of road regulaly and it still surprises me every time.

As you would expect the Golf doesnt notice a thing!

Peter


Peter,

Do you mean that the car pulls heavily on cambers and bumps in the road?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes thats sums up the handling nicely

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Hi Peter

Know the bit of road you mean well, as I am in Basingstoke..! I can confirm that mine does the same sort of thing as well along there. Not bad enough for me to stop though!

White lines have me wandering all over the shop, bit like being on my Suzuki at times...either its normal or we both have crooked cars...;-)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine does exactly the same - it is not so bad in my mum's (which is the facelift version). It's just something I have got used to.

Is this to do with the suspension settings?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I did as suggested, went to see Ray Northway. We drove the car on a gud and bad bit of the A4 and he predicted the handling perfectly. Apparently its down to the 18" wheels so looks like im / we are going to have to live with it. At least I know its not a problem and from the above comments im not alone.

I did ask if lowering the ride height, via new springs, would help but his view was that it wouldnt be noticeable. Guess its a feature..........................

Really pleased with the help and comments from this forum, thanks

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by PM on 28 February 2006

Well I did as suggested, went to see Ray Northway. We drove the car on a gud and bad bit of the A4 and he predicted the handling perfectly. Apparently its down to the 18" wheels so looks like im / we are going to have to live with it. At least I know its not a problem and from the above comments im not alone.

I did ask if lowering the ride height, via new springs, would help but his view was that it wouldnt be noticeable. Guess its a feature..........................

Really pleased with the help and comments from this forum, thanks

Peter

I have the 18's as well. Glad to know it's a feature! (and that's nothing wrong)

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys, sorry to resurect this thread, but I replaced all my tyres today. From Pzeros to Continentals. The ride is so much smoother. The car doesn't pull hardly at all on the road cambers.

I don't no if it will get worse as the tyres age - but today was absolutely fab! Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Guys, sorry to resurect this thread, but I replaced all my tyres today. From Pzeros to Continentals. The ride is so much smoother. The car doesn't pull hardly at all on the road cambers.

I don't no if it will get worse as the tyres age - but today was absolutely fab! Very Happy


that's what happens with fresh rubber... always seems to transform the ride... conti's should suit the cab well and they will LAST

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, I've only had Contis on mine so I know how they can suffer the same so God knows what it must have been like with the Pirellis

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an 02 Carrera with conti`s on 17`s. The car tracks true and straight over the most twisty bumpy roads although the nose bobs and the wheel writhes. Uually wandering can be associated with worn tyres and alignment

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