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#1 Paladin86

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:48 AM

I have a 97 impreza 2.2 L wagon. This only happens when I turn left while cornering hard or hitting the gas. The rear of the car sway like I'm riding in a field any idea's? dealership has checked it twice found notta? any pics will help I'm goin nuts this is my first subie!

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:50 AM

I have a 97 impreza 2.2 L wagon. This only happens when I turn left while cornering hard or hitting the gas. The rear of the car sway like I'm riding in a field any idea's? dealership has checked it twice found notta? any pics will help I'm goin nuts this is my first subie!



Did someone mix tires on the car? If someone put cheapo bias-ply on the car, mixed with radials, it can feel like driving on bowling balls.

Or perhaps you have broken/damaged suspension parts - get it checked/fixed ASAP.

and maybe someone can recommend a mechanic in Columbus if you don't know one.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:11 PM

If the dealership checked it twice I assume there is nothing obvisouly wrong mechanically.

Maybe a 4 wheel alignment may help (suspension geometries could be wrong). if that doesnt help then I would spring for some new tires, one could be damaged or they might just suck lol.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:24 PM

what have you been driving before? Soobs will rotate more neutrally or like a RWD car. If you've been driving Civics or Escorts, they understeer so - this car will feel different. maybe you could find a buddy with a Soob and ya'll swap and try (safely) some maneuvers, then compare notes. It may be you need to get to a skid-pad or a track and familiarize yourself with the Soob's handling.

Also, experiment a little with tire pressure, sometimes and xtra 5-10% on one end over the other will make big changes in handling.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:00 PM

got brand new yokohama yk520 on it a month ago bought the same tires that were on the car. It swayed before i put new tires on, any body have a subaru guy in C-bus

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:42 PM

any body have a subaru guy in C-bus


There's a C-bus in at least 27 different states. Put your state in your ID and maybe someone can answer that!

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:02 AM

Sorry Columbus Ohio or Any where within 100 mile of 43130

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:37 AM

what have you been driving before? Soobs will rotate more neutrally or like a RWD car. If you've been driving Civics or Escorts, they understeer so - this car will feel different. maybe you could find a buddy with a Soob and ya'll swap and try (safely) some maneuvers, then compare notes. It may be you need to get to a skid-pad or a track and familiarize yourself with the Soob's handling.

Also, experiment a little with tire pressure, sometimes and xtra 5-10% on one end over the other will make big changes in handling.


+1^

I also think this is more likely the issue.
I would take a good look at the endlinks,also.
The std rear is @15mm, while your front sway is 20. If after ruling out all other things and you still want to change the handling, find a larger rear sway, but no larger than 19.
On my IOB, I run 32psi F and 30 R.

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