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Old 03-06-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Suspension Problems: Counter Steering on banked straight roads

Say you're driving on a banked straight road, so you're leaning to the left. You would expect you have to hold your steering wheel straight or you would turn left, but you would definitely not need to counter steer. I noticed I have to counter steer if I'm in that situation, banked to the left. I haven't noticed it banking to the right.

I've also noticed it's difficult to keep a straight line on the freeway, I'm being caught in grooves more than I used too (with the same tires).

Hopefully this weekend I'm getting my RTABs replaced, and FCABs if they look bad. I might change out the steering coupler since everything seems a bit loose now.

Do you guys think this will be sufficient? I'd like to diagnose the problem rather than just replacing most the suspension.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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All those things are great to replace but you need an alignment. If this recently started happening, it could be a worn RTAB causing rear toe to be all over the place or maybe you hit something and bent the control arm (doesn't have to be a lot of bend to cause that)

Also of course, check your tire pressures.

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