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What part do I need to prevent this?

Old 07-19-2007, 10:55 AM
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Default What part do I need to prevent this?

For example: If I'm merging onto a highway at about 50 or 60 MPH...whenever I hit a little bump or such, my car feels as if it loses control (to the right or left, depending which way I'm merging)for 1 second. It's very scary, especially when traveling decent speeds. It feels like my car is flying for .5 seconds...lol.....seriously though. I have the following suspension parts...

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Old 07-19-2007, 11:01 AM
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Drive slower. $0
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:02 AM
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this is the nature of a solid rear axle

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Old 07-19-2007, 11:04 AM
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You didnt state on if its lowered but I will assume it is. This is probably bump steer and it happens when you lowered the car, also wider, lower profile tires effect this. You can get a bumpsteer kit to correct the front end geometry but most live with it because its usually not that bad.
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:11 AM
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Is it in the rear end or the front end? Does it feel like the rear end is sliding out a bit "airborne" style? Only happens when it is around a curve (even a slight one)?

If so, that is the nature of a solid rear axle. My stock mustang and my jeep both do it over this one suspension joint around my house.
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:13 AM
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ORIGINAL: mAnYsTyLeS

For example: If I'm merging onto a highway at about 50 or 60 MPH...whenever I hit a little bump or such, my car feels as if it loses control (to the right or left, depending which way I'm merging)for 1 second. It's very scary, especially when traveling decent speeds. It feels like my car is flying for .5 seconds...lol.....seriously though. I have the following suspension parts...

Adj. LCAs
Rear Sway
Panhard Rod
Panhard Rod Brace

THANKS!
You need to get Caster/Camber plates and have your caster adjusted to suit your taste.

http://www.familycar.com/alignment.htm
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:19 AM
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ORIGINAL: hammeron

this is the nature of a solid rear axle
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:22 AM
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a new car?
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:54 AM
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howarmat - Car is not lowered and I did get new wider and lower profile tires...but the movement has been there since day one.

Aziraphale - I do not feel anything in the front. Only in the rear...LOL! Seriously though. Once in a while it will happenon a curve...depends on the bump.

banka87 -Your response was useless.

teksp0rt - Your response was useless.





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Old 07-19-2007, 12:00 PM
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ORIGINAL: mAnYsTyLeS

howarmat - Car is not lowered and I did get new wider and lower profile tires...but the movement has been there since day one.

Aziraphale - I do not feel anything in the front. Only in the rear...LOL! Seriously though. Once in a while it will happenon a curve...depends on the bump.

banka87 -Your response was useless.

teksp0rt - Your response was useless.
Yup, that is the nature of a live rear axle ... there isn't much you can do about it. As stated, both my mustang and my jeep do it. My g/f's escape (IRS) doesn't do it nearly as much.

EDIT: For people who may find this later, bump steer and death wobble are front end problems. The rear end feeling like it is jumping out a little is because of the solid rear axle.
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