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Old 03-11-2012, 04:09 AM   #1
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When I'm going fast in and out of traffic my stang feels like its floating and real loose. It's lowered an 1" with spring. What can I do to fix this?
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Stop weaving in and out of traffic endangering people for starters
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Stop weaving in and out of traffic endangering people for starters
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I feel that too at 100+ mph but on a track, I think tire pressure has to do with it and also wind and possibly tire
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So your that guy. Lol All jk aside , I believe It's in your tires also. I took the stock perrillis off because of the ride. Put Mich pilots on. They ride great ( according to my back ) but they have the floating feeling your describing. Before the car would dart with the slightest movement of the wheel.
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What size tires and air pressure are you running? What parts beside the springs did you change when you lowered the car?
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I was worried this was a whole different kinda thread by the title but seriously, could be lots of things. For starters make sure youre rotating your tires and maintaing correct tire pressure b/c they are the only thing touching the road and so are likely culprits. And what is the speed rating of your tires? You havent mentioned what youre running. If stock, what year and how many miles? This would also give us an idea what parts might be degrading. I was getting what I call sloppy steering which was from degrading LCAs which might be what youre describing. Also dont bother trying to judge anything on a windy day and if youre upgrading, invest in chassis/handling stuff like adjustable shocks/struts, sway bars, strut tower brace & mounts, etc. Stay away from the handing stuff.
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I don't do it all the time! I was just feeling out the car to see how it handle on the road. I just got the car about a month ago and I wanted to know how it handled.

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So your that guy. Lol All jk aside , I believe It's in your tires also. I took the stock perrillis off because of the ride. Put Mich pilots on. They ride great ( according to my back ) but they have the floating feeling your describing. Before the car would dart with the slightest movement of the wheel.
This is what it does. Do u think a sway bar or something like that would help
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Re: Handing

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I don't do it all the time! I was just feeling out the car to see how it handle on the road. I just got the car about a month ago and I wanted to know how it handled.

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This is what it does. Do u think a sway bar or something like that would help
Probably but don't take my word for it, I don't have the knowledge to advise u on that.
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Tires 235/50/17r steeda lower control arms and lowering spring

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Tires 235/50/17r steeda lower control arms and lowering spring
40 psi in the tires

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Tires 235/50/17r steeda lower control arms and lowering spring

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40 psi in the tires
Continental tires

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Tires 235/50/17r steeda lower control arms and lowering spring

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40 psi in the tires

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Continental tires
And it's a 06 mustang gt with 28000 mi
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Youve got a good start on handling upgrades so Id say sway bars next, yeah.

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And ur suspension is all tuned for your lowering kit? No experience with that yet myself b/c Im waiting for my new ride to do it but I know it can throw you off.

Are those Continentals all season? Heard good things. Was thinking of going Cooper for summer but not sure about A/S.

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And is 40 PSI the recommended? Sounds a bit high which could give you a floaty feeling at higher speeds (and wear your tires faster). Gives you a better ride at lower speeds, but that is more properly fixed with the correct tires for your needs and better suspension parts. Ok im done now lol.
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Re: Handing

I had Coopers on my black Mustang. They were junk! After I put the lowering springs on, the car gradually started to handle badly- just the way you described. It would follow every expansion joint or groove on the highway. I finally put a set of new General Grabber UHP tires on it and solved the problem.
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My BFGoodrich KDWS handle like crazy. They are 275/35 19, no sway in the tired and grip so well it feels like I'm going to peel up the road
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The car feels like it is floating. The tire rating is up to 45 psi I think
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The car feels like it is floating. The tire rating is up to 45 psi I think
No way is it 45. 32 is what I run mine at. No handling issues.
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The car feels like it is floating. The tire rating is up to 45 psi I think
No, go by what's on the doorjamb, not what's on the tire. That's the maximum pressure you should run in the tire in the case of a heavy load. However I would never get that close to that pressure because I've seen tires blow out when someone hits a pothole too hard.

32 psi is all you need
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:15 PM   #18
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I will check the tires when I get out of work
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:42 PM   #19
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If you replaced the springs and not the shocks then your suspension isn't as firm as it could be.
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If you replaced the springs and not the shocks then your suspension isn't as firm as it could be.
I just got the car and it was all done
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Yeah 45PSI could make u floaty.

Im talking Cooper RS3-Ss, developed and run by Roush. I cant find a review or article that doesnt gush about them so Im pretty confident.
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No way is it 45. 32 is what I run mine at. No handling issues.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:43 PM   #23
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I have that feeling when I accl kinda hard coming out of a turn don't loose control in anyway just have that weird floating feeling my buddy says its my stock tires gettn old he had the same prob with his goodyear eagles on his 05vette got new michilins and solved the prob
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Upgrade your sway bars. Makes a HUGE difference.
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Upgrade your sway bars. Makes a HUGE difference.
That's what I was thinking of doing but everyone is telling me it could be the tires
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That's what I was thinking of doing but everyone is telling me it could be the tires
Have you lowered the tour pressures to where they should be? There big cars, there never going to feel like a lotus...
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In running nittos and they are sticky as hell lol only downside is they are expensive
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In running nittos and they are sticky as hell lol only downside is they are expensive
I got mine fairly cheap. Where did you buy them from and what model and size?

But yes nittos are great!
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I got mine fairly cheap. Where did you buy them from and what model and size?

But yes nittos are great!
Some local place and they are nt580..and they are 235/50r18
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Re: Handing

Sway Bars will keep the car level during hard turns. They have 2 names anti roll bars and sway bars their the same thing. Most people know them as Sway Bars. They keep the car from leaning too the left when you make a hard right. It will stiffen it up a little bit. But yes too high PSI can do many problems including wear out tires fast and your shocks/struts won't last as long and give you the float effect.

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