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#1 tequilagrae


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Posted 02 April 2021 - 10:39 AM

Hi, I have a 2006 NC and I am looking for suspension advice.
The car handles great and is nicely balanced but seems to wander slightly when not fully leaned into a corner.
It leans as it is on the stock suspension but seems to turn more as it leans.
So on a fast open corner when it is not fully on the limit it wants to wander.
But when it is fully on the limit it feels solid and planted.
Does it sound like worn bushes? They seemed ok when I checked.

I had a full alignment done a couple of years ago.
I don't really want to lower or stiffen the suspension as there are a lot of rough roads round here and my last lowered car was terrible on them.
I was considering rx8 ARBs but thought I would rule out other things first.
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Posted 02 April 2021 - 03:30 PM

Could it be that you are feeling the difference between the body moving around on the soft stock springs and then settling on the bumpstops?

I never did like that feeling, car always felt slightly out of control.


The good news is that a set of well valved monotube shocks and mild springs can fix it. If you don't lower the car it should work even better over poor roads.

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 03:44 PM

As above could be your suspension, are your tires okay?

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 08:36 AM

I don't think it is settling on the bump stops. I noticed it yesterday on a motorway run. Tyres are ok. When I got it the rears were mismatched and it was all over the place, but since then I always make sure they are matched and it has been fine.
I will check the pressures today though.
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