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Old 08-31-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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08 GT 158,000 miles. Basically all highway miles from brand new. Only changes all around were Vogtland lowering springs and Koni shocks and struts. 255 45/17 Firestone Indy 500's with 27,000 miles rotated every 5,000 miles. Car will wander, jerk, pull, etc. over uneven roads. Any thoughts with this mileage? It's a fairly new development and gradually getting worse.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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08 GT 158,000 miles. Basically all highway miles from brand new. Only changes all around were Vogtland lowering springs and Koni shocks and struts. 255 45/17 Firestone Indy 500's with 27,000 miles rotated every 5,000 miles. Car will wander, jerk, pull, etc. over uneven roads. Any thoughts with this mileage? It's a fairly new development and gradually getting worse.
Try a nice flat, even patch of road. If it does it then, fault the front end. But, uneven roads is no way to judge the steering. Try a good pavement first.
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Try a nice flat, even patch of road. If it does it then, fault the front end. But, uneven roads is no way to judge the steering. Try a good pavement first.
Actually seems OK on the turnpike doing 80+, but hit an area of construction, and just not gripping the road. Any history of ball joint/suspension issues?
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jack it up and see whats worn out...if its wandering bad you might just have some tie rod issues
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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Stock Ball Joints and Tie rods ends are known weak points on the 05-09's
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