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Old 04-30-2017, 05:03 PM   #126
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Tracking has improved over the course of our road trip. Wearing in new tires?
Seems unlikely... plausible I suppose.
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:57 PM   #127
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Well whatever the change, I can now take my hand off the wheel on the highway. I appreciate all the input.
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:00 PM   #128
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The Mrs taking a turn at the wheel?
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:18 AM   #129
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I offered / she declined. Been a while since we've owned a stick shift.

Remember column shift cars? Always a good time.
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:21 PM   #130
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Seems unlikely... plausible I suppose.
Made it home from Davis. As the smooth highways of Northern California rolled by and we returned to the wagon wheel ruts of Oregon's studded tire roads, so to the wander returned. Oh well. Not terrible. Just there.
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:23 PM   #131
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I offered / she declined. Been a while since we've owned a stick shift.

Remember column shift cars? Always a good time.


Our 64 Buick special wagon had a 310 Wildcat engine, and a three on the tree.
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:37 PM   #132
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My car wanders on our lovely rutted roads, to an extent as well. Hope Davis was all you hoped it to be?
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:27 PM   #133
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Our 64 Buick special wagon had a 310 Wildcat engine, and a three on the tree.
I remember when I was a kid and we borrowed a neighbor's car. Mom climbed behind the wheel, looked at the column and said: "This should be interesting." Like riding a bike. She did great.
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:31 PM   #134
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My car wanders on our lovely rutted roads, to an extent as well. Hope Davis was all you hoped it to be?
A small price to pay for cat-like handling, eh?

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Old 07-10-2017, 06:09 PM   #135
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I think I found the problem...


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Old 07-11-2017, 12:31 AM   #136
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Tough crowd...
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:48 PM   #137
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Bump! Because i have the same issue and it is annoying.

Stock suspension minus -1.5coil off upfront, balljoints are tight, steering rack is tight, bushings are new or good condition. But when I'm holding the steering wheel in one position on a little wavy road the car starts to wander and i need to "countersteer". Happened on completely smooth highway too and was a bit weird.

Car has working PS, PS balljoints, and also i moved the control arms 6mm forward to gain a little bit more caster. It tracks straight, toe is somewhat good but I did not take the car to an alignment yet.

It sort of feels like the rear end just steers the car with the big rubber trailing arm bushings. Want to go spherical there, do you guys think it will improve the situation?
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:53 PM   #138
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How much air pressure are you running in your tires? What's size tires and rims? My 235/45/18 kumho v720 grab every ripple and rut in the road, but it's much worse with too much air in the tires, they're only drivable at 28 psi or less. My 195/65/15 also make the car almost comfortable to ride in, but also at around 28psi. I'm on cut springs with Koni s so the ride is very stiff regardless.
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Our 64 Buick special wagon had a 310 Wildcat engine, and a three on the tree.
LOL, I learned to drive on my parents 75 Ford Grenada with a three on the tree.
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How much air pressure are you running in your tires? What's size tires and rims? My 235/45/18 kumho v720 grab every ripple and rut in the road, but it's much worse with too much air in the tires, they're only drivable at 28 psi or less. My 195/65/15 also make the car almost comfortable to ride in, but also at around 28psi. I'm on cut springs with Koni s so the ride is very stiff regardless.
Interesting!
I'm running stock GT rims with 195/60r14 tyres at 2,5bar.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:13 AM   #141
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Dropped tire pressures to recommended values, 1,8bar front, 1,9bar rear and it seems this weird issue is improved! Will play with pressures more to see if it really cured the wandering.
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