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S4 steering / cornering

p1tse Apr 23, 2014

  1. p1tse

    p1tse Member

    New to a s4 b6 cab 2004

    Not sure if its the car, characteristics or maybe just a bit of wear and year from a 10 year old car

    But steering isn't pin point, ie I turn and find myself correcting a little even at normal given road speeds so nothing mental

    I feel I need to correct as maybe a bit of under steer type feeling but as said not at speed and just minor corrections at times

    Is it a characteristic of the car or just mindful as the other car in household is a 5 series bmw e61 touring 2007 which is very much point and shoot type turning
  2. cobraBLACK

    cobraBLACK Chocolate? It's doo-doo, baby!

    Sounds odd. Have you checked the tracking?
  3. dualmono21

    dualmono21 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    has the car been 4 wheel aligned recently ?
    if not the next time the car is ready for a pair of tyres i would consider getting it done
    it makes a big difference to the way the car handles
  4. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    As others have said - a proper 4-wheel alignment will help if it hasn't been done in a while.

    As you have said, with age things will be starting to wear - if you are making small corrections when going straight then I would suspect the tie-rods may need replacing.
    The suspension arms have probably seen better days as-well.

    I replaced my front suspension arms last year, along with a 4-wheel alignment, it was almost like a different car to drive, much more precise and predictable.
  5. p1tse

    p1tse Member


    Not on a straight but the steering control around bends is a bit vague

    I turn in but then needs a bit more turn then correction. But I'm only talking small movements so not sure if its characteristics and use to modern cars coming from r32 mk5 and newer 5 series bmw

    Will get 4 wheels alignment when I get upper arms done

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