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Old 12-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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car feels like its floating

While I'm driving. My car feels like its drifting. All over the road. I have new tires and it has a good alignment. It is lowered. If I'm on a straightaway. It doesn't pull or anything. What can I do to fix this?
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Bad shocks maybe? When u lowered it did u put aftermarket shocks in it? How much is it lowered?
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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Did u remove the sway bars by any chance? That could be y u feel it floating lot of body roll
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I got the car a few months ago. The shocks are new but just some standard AutoZone shocks. I pretty sure the swaybar. Is still there I will double check.
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I got the car a few months ago. The shocks are new but just some standard AutoZone shocks. I pretty sure the swaybar. Is still there I will double check.
Autozone shocks will not last at all on a lowered car. My bet with this info is that their blown.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:32 PM   #6
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Thats what i thought blown shocks.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:45 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. That is what it feels like I just looked past it cause the were new. Ima check it out.
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Thats what i thought blown shocks.
Me too
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #9
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What man? Read the thread. What you driving? I missed it somewhere.
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Check ball joints and tie rods, I'm willing to bet its those and now the dampers
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I have an 01 gt
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Check ball joints and tie rods, I'm willing to bet its those and now the dampers
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Tie rods would cause pulling to sides and ball joints would squeak on turns. He didnt mention any of those symptoms plus with worn steering parts he would have tire wear. Id check for feathering on the tires that would indicate blown or worn shocks
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Umm tie rods and ball joints will both cause drifting when they are old and worn
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In fact I've never heard of dampers causing drifting they I'll cause chopping of tires and poor ride quality but not drifting
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While I'm driving. My car feels like its drifting. All over the road. I have new tires and it has a good alignment. It is lowered. If I'm on a straightaway. It doesn't pull or anything. What can I do to fix this?
So then scratch out tie rods and ball joints lol cause unless he went to a shady shop one would not align a car with bad parts that have play. I agree that shocks dont seem likely and ues they would cause feathering on the tires noticeable by rubbing a hand iver the tires. So i stick to no sway bars on the car lol. Idk honestly im curious as to wat it would be as well
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I haven't had a chance to jack it up and look closely but I do have a swaybar. The ballpoint are new. I'm gonna check the swaybar bushings. Shocks seem to be fine also.
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Are you running stock tires?
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