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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:50 pm 
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Took my EF out on a country road for the first time in a while and the first thing I noticed was at speeds which were fast (but not excessive) the rear end was slipping out around the corners.

Ive driven such roads before (although not recently) and while the EF rear end has always felt a bit awkward I was very strongly aware of this drift as it was very unnerving and causing me to have to make steering corrections on a regular basis.

Tyres are good, shocks are probably a bit soft but I suspect my control arms have had it. Just wondering what ye all think would contribute most to the problem and what I should get fixed first?

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:58 pm 
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its not a problem its just the way a live diff is on dirt roads. non IRS falcons have always been crap on dirt roads.
can be good fun tho.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:58 am 
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Fair enough except this was a paved road. Windy, but paved with a good surface.

The car is also worse than in the past so I dont think its simply a falcon problem.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:08 am 
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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:58 am 
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twirqurky wrote:
irs?


'Independent Rear Suspension' started putting it in the AU upwards i think.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:07 pm 
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pump up your tyres man...
should be about 40psi for good roadholding
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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:28 pm 
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40 PSI?? isnt that a tad high. always have mine on 33-34 PSI

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:38 pm 
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castlegreyskull wrote:
40 PSI?? isnt that a tad high. always have mine on 33-34 PSI

Personal preference.
I go for 40 rear, and about 35 front.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:42 pm 
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wouldnt 40 PSI in a tyre make it wear more in the middle as it bubbles up?? what advantage u get from puttimg more pressure in back??

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:51 pm 
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40psi ain't that much.
Running 40psi rear, 35psi front, gives it a little bit more give in the front, and pushes the cars balance slightly towards oversteer.
I also got an LPG tank in the back.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:48 pm 
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Good advice.. Ive generally had the fronts higher than the rear (only about 30) and I have an LPG tank aswell.

 

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