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Hi All- I'm experiencing a handling problem that is best described as dartyness. The car will literally become difficult (two hands on the wheel) to keep in straight line when a road is crowned or has any imperfections. I don't think it is a mechanical issue, maybe more of a set-up thing. The car just seems unstable. I'm most concerned about the straight line stability, the faster you go the more effort it takes to keep it pointed where you want it to go.
Car: 76 Turbo DE car, 2250 lbs.
Torsion Bars 23 front, 30 rear
Bilstein sports all corners
Turbo tie rods with SRP bump steer, shock tower support bar
SRP rear mono-balls on trailing arms
Weltmeister sways 22mm front & rear
Fikse 9 front, 11 rear, Hoosiers
Last alignment: lf -1.1 camber, 5.0 caster, .15 toe
rf -1.2 5.1 .14
lr -1.6 .12
rr -1.5 .12

Why does this car handle so poorly?
I also own an 86 with a few bolt ons that is far more predictable. Any DE or race guys have any ideas? Thanks-Jeff
Old 01-03-2009, 01:50 PM
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