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Squirming back end on A3 Quattro Sport

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Kelph, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Kelph

    Kelph New Member

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    Since buying my 2005 A3, I've often experienced a back end squirm over uneven roads - sometimes causing the car to move notice ably. I had it checked at a main dealer who said it was fine. The tyres are rubbish (auto grip) and I,ll be changing them v soon. Also I'm about to change the rear shocks. Has anyone else experienced this? It's detracting from an otherwise nice car.
     
  2. a6_chris

    a6_chris Well-Known Member

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    Change the tyres to a good premium brand and you'll probably see the problem disappear.
     
  3. Kelph

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    Thanks, I'd come to the same conclusion. Think I'll go for Goodyear Asym F1 as they seem to get great reviews.
     
  4. Boydie

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    Enjoy it :)
     
  5. Zak0123

    Zak0123 Active Member

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    Definitely the tyres! Started to happen even on my 1.6 TDI when the tread was just above the marker..
     
  6. XFi

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    It may be worth getting an alignment done as well?
     
  7. Kelph

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    Actually I picked the car up this afternoon after some work including a rear shock replacement and it felt MUCH better. With a set of decent tyres it should be better still . Thanks all for the replies.
     

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