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    Improving back end grip

    On low speed corners the back of the car feels really loose, on the way home from work tonight I was going round a roundabout at maybe 25-30ish mph and the back end slid out. I caught it and there wasn't any drama, but this has happened three times now. Could just be greasy roads this time of year.
    Any advice on making it handle a bit better? I already have coilovers and 215 wide wheels and tyres.

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    whiteline rear anti roll bar and check your tyres to see if they have good enough tread
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    Anti roll ball is about 100 quid isn't it? I'm going to upgrade to a set of yoko pradas soon aswell

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    Defo the Whiteline RARB, one of the best mods you can do
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    Fitting a rear ARB will reduce grip at that end of the car and cause it to oversteer rather than understeer like a std car should do. Have you had tyres fitted lately? Make sure you have the tyres with the most tread fitted to the rear of the car.

    When i bought my first astra the seller had just put new tyres on the front (8mm front 3/4mm rear) and woosh round it went one night on a greasy road and introduce itself to the armco barrier At least i learned something from that night, lol.

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    there was a huge debate on here awhile ago wether to put new rubber on back or front. i personaly put it on the back we as some people say the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    Fitting a rear ARB will reduce grip at that end of the car and cause it to oversteer rather than understeer like a std car should do. Have you had tyres fitted lately? Make sure you have the tyres with the most tread fitted to the rear of the car.

    When i bought my first astra the seller had just put new tyres on the front (8mm front 3/4mm rear) and woosh round it went one night on a greasy road and introduce itself to the armco barrier At least i learned something from that night, lol.
    Must say I disagree with that statement, I fitted the first Whiteline ARB and it's been on a few years now, the grip improved considerably. The car tracks much better round corners, I have personally never had the back end step out on a roundabout/corner despite the fact I push really hard.

    IMO the Whiteline ARB is the best mod you can do to the rear end, in fact it's so good it's criminal not to do it
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    Where can you get a Whiteline rear ARB and is it simple enough to fit myself?

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    I believe Demon Tweeks sell them.

    I got mine direct from Australia but the cost is the same over here now.
    52 Astra G 1.8, 18" Mille Miglia alloys, 325mm Brembo 4 pot conversion, Coupe leather interior, Raid strut brace, Whiteline rear ARB, Irmscher bits (skirts, Carbon steering wheel, Bonnet extension, M3 mirrors, boot & roof spoiler), Reiger Rear Diffuser & Front Bumper, Koni Adj. dampers, 35/30 Vogtland springs, Duplex quad exit ASCAR stainless exhaust.

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