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Squirming back end on A3 Quattro Sport

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

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    [Aug 5, 2013]
    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.
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    Change the tyres to a good premium brand and you'll probably see the problem disappear.
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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.
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    Enjoy it :)
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    [Aug 6, 2013]
    Definitely the tyres! Started to happen even on my 1.6 TDI when the tread was just above the marker..
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    It may be worth getting an alignment done as well?
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    [Aug 9, 2013]
    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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