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    Oversteer - rear suspension problems??

    Over the last few weeks I've been suffering some quite bad oversteer (I know but when you don't expect it its not funny!)

    I was wondering would anything suspension wise cause/attribute to this?

    It seems to be I can turn in ok but then the back will catch up, like a delayed reaction thing, which then throws the back of the car sideways - even at quite low speeds too!

    I may just pop into Kwik Fit and see if they can find anything wrong.

    ...the rear tyres are 6 months old by the way.
    ... indicators do not give you right of way!!!

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    I had a problem with that everytime I braked it decided it wanted to swap ends. However I took the drums apart and adjusted them (as the auto adjuster was clogged with brake dust) and they are fine now.

    If its simply doing this in the corners with your car without lifting off (IE lift off oversteer), then I'd be looking for broken suspension coil. Or just slow down lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam View Post
    I had a problem with that everytime I braked it decided it wanted to swap ends. However I took the drums apart and adjusted them (as the auto adjuster was clogged with brake dust) and they are fine now.

    If its simply doing this in the corners with your car without lifting off (IE lift off oversteer), then I'd be looking for broken suspension coil. Or just slow down lol

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    Cheers!

    Yeah - its like very severe lift off oversteer (ala 205 Gti)

    Would it have passed an MOT with a snapped coil spring?
    ... indicators do not give you right of way!!!

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    It shouldn't of passed with a snapped coil spring no.

    So your not braking when this happens its just literally when you turn in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jam View Post
    It shouldn't of passed with a snapped coil spring no.

    So your not braking when this happens its just literally when you turn in?
    ...well slightly after I turn in - and not braking.
    ... indicators do not give you right of way!!!

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    What suspension setup are you running?

    Is the rear jumping / bouncing as the rear end comes round or is it smooth drifting kind of action? The rears don't have a differential so they do literally skid round a bit. If your running really hard tyres such as continentals then you may experience this.
    Do you carry much weight in the boot? Amp/Sub/spare tyre
    How fast do you turn in? Is it a violent kind of action or a smooth controll (none racing) line you take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam View Post
    What suspension setup are you running?

    Is the rear jumping / bouncing as the rear end comes round or is it smooth drifting kind of action? The rears don't have a differential so they do literally skid round a bit. If your running really hard tyres such as continentals then you may experience this.
    Do you carry much weight in the boot? Amp/Sub/spare tyre
    How fast do you turn in? Is it a violent kind of action or a smooth controll (none racing) line you take?

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    Standard suspension - 5 year old 1.6 Sxi (so nothing special really)
    I've got falkens on the back - which I'll swop with the Toyos on the front.
    I suspect it may be the tyres - they've got very soft tyre walls and suffer from deflection quite a lot. (Say I'm driving on a straight road and jink quickly in one direction theres a slight delayed reaction in the back catching up to the front - almost like you've got flat tyres!)

    No weights in the boot - so no weight transfer.

    Lines - smooth really, no changes mid bend.


    I'm going to get the suspension checked and then swop the front and rear wheels to see what difference it makes.

    I'll let you know anyway, and thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastra View Post
    Standard suspension - 5 year old 1.6 Sxi (so nothing special really)
    I've got falkens on the back - which I'll swop with the Toyos on the front.
    I suspect it may be the tyres - they've got very soft tyre walls and suffer from deflection quite a lot. (Say I'm driving on a straight road and jink quickly in one direction theres a slight delayed reaction in the back catching up to the front - almost like you've got flat tyres!)

    No weights in the boot - so no weight transfer.

    Lines - smooth really, no changes mid bend.


    I'm going to get the suspension checked and then swop the front and rear wheels to see what difference it makes.

    I'll let you know anyway, and thanks!

    andy
    Hi mate if there standard shocks from day one i think it will more than likely be them as i'm sure the tyres have been on the car for a while without the problem being present your suspension ie shocks on the other hand can go at anytime,oh the tyre thing not strictly true check for bulges in the sidewall

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    problem is caused by rear dampers past their best. Fit new ones.
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