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Old 12-30-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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so this is my first sports/muscle/rwd/coupe car..lol and i can't help but realise how much the turning radius sucks on tight turning situations is this normal? i dint realise how bad the turning was until i got in my mother in laws expedition and i swear that suv can make a tighter turn then i can in my 97z28.

i haven't test it out yet but i was thinking about going to an empty parking lot and turning hard right or left. and seeing how tight of a turn i can make and then doing the same with the expedition. lol.

anyways are most sports/muscle cars like that? or is my steering messed up.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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I haven't drove another f body but chances are its normal. At least my car is the same way. But honestly who cares as long as nothing is broken? Have fun going fast straight, just not left or right.

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Crank the wheels all the way, hit the gas and the rear will swing right around. Try that in the SUV.
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Crank the wheels all the way, hit the gas and the rear will swing right around. Try that in the SUV.
+1 why haven't I tried that yet while turning around haha. My friend in his sonata always makes fun at me cause I can't turn as sharp as him. Time to show him up
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I use the full lock and hard pedal technique also, works every time!
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well i guess il take you guys word for it. i was going to try an autocross/solo it but guess that would be a bad idea.

also i dont notice tha anything is wrong with my steering. but i do hear some weird loud thruuuuuuhhh sound wen ever i turn left or move slightly left at hwy speeds. like wen changing lanes. however if i change lanes to the right i hear nothing. is only at about 45mph + that i hear this sound.

i took it to the dealer and they said they dint notice anything. i mean i guess for now ill deal with it until something breaks. just hope nothing breaks at 60+ mph. i have lifted it and tried to wiggle the wheel, checked the studs and all around the front drivers side wheel. main place where i feel like it might be comming from.
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well i guess il take you guys word for it. i was going to try an autocross/solo it but guess that would be a bad idea.

also i dont notice tha anything is wrong with my steering. but i do hear some weird loud thruuuuuuhhh sound wen ever i turn left or move slightly left at hwy speeds. like wen changing lanes. however if i change lanes to the right i hear nothing. is only at about 45mph + that i hear this sound.

i took it to the dealer and they said they dint notice anything. i mean i guess for now ill deal with it until something breaks. just hope nothing breaks at 60+ mph. i have lifted it and tried to wiggle the wheel, checked the studs and all around the front drivers side wheel. main place where i feel like it might be comming from.
Its not a bad idea at all, i autocross mine all the time and usually do pretty good. As long as you have good throttle control you should be alright i haven't had any turns i couldn't make on a course yet . They don't like it when you slide around every corner though lol trust me. But as far as the thruuuhhh sound i have no clue could just be your power steering pump making a little noise or something.
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