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post #11 of 19 Old 18th February 2019, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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What do you mean by squierlly and when you had it aligned was the front and rear toe?
Yes a full alignment. Squirrelly - I'm driving straight down a level road and it feels like the front end is moving around in every direction.

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Yes a full alignment. Squirrelly - I'm driving straight down a level road and it feels like the front end is moving around in every direction.

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Likely tramlining. What size tires are you running up front?
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sorry I meant in the spec what was the toe vaules.

Is there play in wheels? Ie if the front is off the ground are you getting any free play?

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Likely tramlining. What size tires are you running up front?
Stock wheels and tire sizes.

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Don’t discount wear in the rear suspension - particularly the small upper control arm ball joints which control the rear toe. If they’re worn the rear will be self-steering which results in you having to make constant steering changes.
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sorry I meant in the spec what was the toe vaules.

Is there play in wheels? Ie if the front is off the ground are you getting any free play?
Front .1 & .1 each
Rear .05 & .05 each

I haven't tried it w/ the front off the ground. Standing outside my car, I can move the steering wheel ~1" before I feel resistance and see the driver wheel start to move.

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Don’t discount wear in the rear suspension - particularly the small upper control arm ball joints which control the rear toe. If they’re worn the rear will be self-steering which results in you having to make constant steering changes.
I did the rear last spring as well - all ctrl arms, sway links, integral links, ball joints.

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I do have a GoPro type camera. I could try attaching that somewhere in the wheel well and record what's happening. I guess the sway link might be the best mount point.

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I do have a GoPro type camera. I could try attaching that somewhere in the wheel well and record what's happening. I guess the sway link might be the best mount point.
This is a good idea, but won't capture the viewing angles you'll need to look at closely. Alternately, pull the trays so you can see the suspension/steering components, then look over everything while an assistant moves the steering wheel only in the range of the play. Look especially close at the non-OEM components you've previously fitted. While the rear wishbones may be worn and contributing to the road feel, but wouldn't be the cause of the play in the front end.
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