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    My S3 is very tail happy in the wet on roundabouts

    Hey lads I have noticed my S3 is very tail happy when going round sharp bends or roundabouts.
    Today on the way home from work I was going round a big roundabout I wasnt driving the car hard but as the weight was pushing to the left hand side of the car the backend started stepping out.
    So the next roundabout I got to I went abit harder and again the back end stepped out and I was major sideways drifting the car round the roundabout. It was almost like I had lifted the handbrake it stepped out that much.

    Anyone experience this? I have had evos and scoobies before that wouldnt even step out like that driving the same way. I wouldnt mind if I was driving in hard and running big power that was inducing a power slide but I was just driving normally.

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    yeah mine does too, i put it down to poor tyres
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    I've forgotten what it's like to drive in the wet...

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    Mine gets excited when I push her. Silly ***** give her less power/ see if that fixes your problem lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportstractor View Post
    yeah mine does too, i put it down to poor tyres
    Haha, yea, don't I know it J

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    Id again say poor or low tread tyres or worn suspension/bushes on the rear. Might be worth just jacking the car up and seeing if you notice anything weeping/very worn.

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    Can't say I've ever noticed my back end kick out in the wet, especially with normal driving, the car will understeer long before the back would step out, I reckon it could be more than a tyre issue, doesn't sound right to me...

    I'd get the car checked underneath
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    Enjoy it, thats what I would do!
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    I'd be happy is my S3 can get it's ar5e out.


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    Haha ya it must be the tyres. I mean yesterday I was doing proper nose to the roundabout drifts lol I will be honest it was fun but something that could catch the wife out if she was driving it.

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    yup i had one budget tyre on mine a few months back...changed both for pirelli rossos and not happend since
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    Tyres or it may be worth checking the rear springs as my car was tail happy then found out they were both snapped..

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    My tyres are Pirelli P6000 and I have read some reviews that they are shocking in the wet. I am still going to get the rear suspension checked though just incase.

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    Sounds good. I might get myself a set of those!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    Haha, yea, don't I know it J

    You got that armco shaped dent removed yet?
    yep, you can barely tell lol

    I need some decent tyres
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    I'd check tyre tread and pressures plus tracking or other suspension items, sounds great but not right!! They're usually boring safe handlers!
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    Mine did the same.
    I found out i had two cracked springs and cracked ARB mount. so droped it on a set of AP coilys, R32 ARB's and forge tie bars.
    still done it after all that so change all 4 tyres to VREDESTEIN ULTRAC SESSANTA. now its sweet as a nut.

    I'd say get springs checked but get new tyres.
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    what tyres did you have before?

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    Some eco ones the dealer put on the rear when i bought the car.
    It had P6000 on the front.
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    hmmm crap tyres then definately a sure fire way to ruin a car :P

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    Not managed it in mine but I have good tyres and new b8's and h&r's. Doesnt seem right.

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    Just a question from a complete novice..

    why would faulty suspension cause the tail to step out? I can understand why tyres would..
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    as faulty suspension can change the geometery of it and any unwanted movement in any parts could cause it to break away
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    You could swap your front and rear tyres and see if it still happens , I guess your front have more tread hence rear wheel skid not front wheel skid, which do you prefure ;o)

 

 

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