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    Angry HELP!!! MY GSI's DRIVING ME MAD!

    At the moment anyway!!!

    I have got a GSI mk4 2003, with standard GSI 17" snowflake alloys on it.

    I have owned the car since April, and the wheels seemed to be inballanced then, so I had it checked, the passengers side tyre was to fault. It was chopped up on the inner edge.

    I then played hell at the network q dealer, who agreed to replace all 4 tyres with new Dunlops Sp Sport 6000e, which I believe were the tyres the gsi's left the factory with.

    They fitted them and balanced them, plus tracked them at my dealer.

    However they were incorrectly ballanced and vibrated at 50 mph +, and pulled to the left suggesting the tracking was out.
    I got them to re-ballance and re-track it, but still the same.

    So i got a local tyre dealer to track and balance all 4 wheels, whic he did, he didnt use a laser tracking system or computer balancer.

    He said they were all out by approx 20-40grams.

    He has ballanced and tracked them, so they are spot on on his ballancer and tracker, but car is still not 100%

    I am getting vibrations over 70MPH, and the cars pulling to the left.

    Its annoying the hell out of me, as I am sick of wasting money and time, having it balanced and tracked, at every garage in town, to not get the problem sorted.

    Any ideas????

    I want to get it sorted as, I dont want to destroy the new tyres, by running it all set up wrong.

    COULD IT BE SOMETHING OTHER THAN BALANCING AND TRACKING???

    LIKE SOMETHING MECHANICAL???

    Should I be having it LASER TRACKED?

    ALSO, does anybody know where I can get the wheels balanced on the car these days, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire Area??? I think its called dynamic balancing, where they balance the wheels still on the car?

    ANY HELP GRATELY APPRECIATED.
    ITS DRIVING ME MAD.

    THANKS
    MK4 SILVER GSi TURBO


    GSi A CLASSIC
    VXR? NOT YET

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    There must be something that is not being checked.

    what about brake discs - if they're cheap and on their way out ...
    - they could throw you a wobbly ?

    Are all bushes etc in good nick ?

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    You could have a number of problems.

    Worn strut
    Warped disc caused by sticky caliper
    Suspension bushes worn

    Have a garage check your suspension. Does the wobble get worse when you apply the brakes? Is there any knocking noises?

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    Question Any more help welcome!

    Hi, Thanks for the posts,

    The brakes are spot on, both pads and discs are OK, the disc arnt warped. Braking doesnt effect the vibrations at all, as when you drop under 65MPH it stops vibrating anyway.

    ANOTHER QUESTION!
    I have just had a thought, are the GSI Mk4's known for chopping tyres? I know my dad had a Sapphire Cosworth for 11 years from new, which always chopped fron tyres, but there was nothing wrong, it was just a characteristic of the car.

    Any more help welcome, I am goin to get my mechanic to check over the car, what bushes etc, should we be looking at?

    Is there anything mechanical that can cause vibrations and mis-allignment together?

    Thanks again
    MK4 SILVER GSi TURBO


    GSi A CLASSIC
    VXR? NOT YET

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    how old are the tyres??? sometimes new tyres being completly flat and the camber of the wheel mean the tyre isnt flat on the road hence the pulling, but not for very long as they wear to the camber!!

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    No knocking noises either, so I dont think it drive shafts, it only covered 22000 miles, are the MK4's prone to any weak steering/suspension components?

    thanks again
    MK4 SILVER GSi TURBO


    GSi A CLASSIC
    VXR? NOT YET

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    Tyres have been on approximately 2000 miles only.

    Thanks for any help
    MK4 SILVER GSi TURBO


    GSi A CLASSIC
    VXR? NOT YET

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    your mechanic should know exactly what to look for with the bushes etc.

    I have a coupe turbo and its not hard on tyres at all. It deffo sounds like there is something wrong with yours though

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