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Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 07:26:36 +1100
From: Ben White <bwhitenopsamam.au>
Subject: Re: Steering drift in 97 900S


"Andy" <andynopsamail.com> writes: > Looks like a combination of bad wheel alignment/wheel balancing. All will > be sorted out when you replace these tyres at the shop as this something > they should do. The fact that they are worn in the manner u describe plus > the way it moves upon breaking, goes some way to support this theory. I > would also check your break pads as you could for another reason have uneven > wear on the pads/shoes/disks. Uneven tyre wear by itself could be making it feel like that? As another poster suggested it could just be road camber, because it's a pretty subtle effect, but combined with what you describe that seems to make perfect sense. It's just had a service, and the brakes are good (master cylinder got replaced). I was a bit worried it sounded like more serious front-end wear. > All can be checked at the same time. The latter I would be careful the > garage doesn't try and force you to change them. Make sure you actually see > the pads/shoes/disks and see how different the are, if at all before > agreeing to the change. Some might be able to wait until the next service > for example. > > That said, these areas are your contact with 'earth' and provide you with > the ability to grip and stop on the surface! So you should look at this > areas seriously, and now! I will! Thanks! Can anyone recommend good value 205/50R16s? :) (Currently wearing Michelin Pilot HXs.)

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