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    I have 52 2.2dti which had standard 16"alloys, i have uprgraded them to 18" wheels and covered 10,000 miles with no problems. however, now the car handles terrible and feels as though the wheels are going to fall off, i put the standard wheels back on but it has made no difference, i replaced two rear shockers and now it is slighlty better but still has big handling problems. The car also struggles to stay in a straight line whilst accelerating and braking even though its got brand new tires correctly balanced and tracked at kwik fit... please help...

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    Sounds like Torque steering, maybe power is being fed incorrectly internally. Take a look at this link - maybe some tuning could help distribute power correctly, whilst increasing your MPG at the same time.

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    have a read of this thread mate ive got 18's and suffer a little with torque steer
    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=3612

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectra 2.0 t
    have a read of this thread mate ive got 18's and suffer a little with torque steer
    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=3612
    That's exactly the thread I was going to find a link for. I wonder if you've 'damaged' something by going from 16's to 18's?

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    I get a lot of torque steer with 19`s on, especially if there are differences in the road surfaces ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by R-man
    Sounds like Torque steering, maybe power is being fed incorrectly internally. Take a look at this link - maybe some tuning could help distribute power correctly, whilst increasing your MPG at the same time.
    I somehow don't think whacking in more power is going to improve the handling - especially if it's torque steer!! You must be getting paid for plugging those boxes!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R-man
    Sounds like Torque steering, maybe power is being fed incorrectly internally. Take a look at this link - maybe some tuning could help distribute power correctly, whilst increasing your MPG at the same time.
    Not a chance down to power delivery.

    Go and get the car checked by Vx mate or another trusted garage. If it's out of warranty Vx may charge you a nominal fee to check it, but it would be money well spent.

    If the handling problems are still there with the standard wheels back on, then it's obvious you have a small problem. I would get a full geometry check mate, for peace of mind.

    Are the 18" alloys you fitted a Vx brand or after market, fitting them could have caused the problem over the 10,000 miles?
    Last edited by AJA; 19th December 2005 at 20:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABYSS
    Maybe its something to do with the different steering arms fitted to cars with 17" wheels. Im sure Matt Smith posted a thread about this just a few weeks ago
    Yep, that's the link above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R-man
    Sounds like Torque steering, maybe power is being fed incorrectly internally. Take a look at this link - maybe some tuning could help distribute power correctly, whilst increasing your MPG at the same time.
    How does appling more power to an already torque steering front wheel drive car with a slip differental equate to distributing the power more correctly?

    As for the wobbly car, it cant possibly be the 18's at fault as you have covered 10K with them. I would have said it was front bushes may be worn but without knowing milage and the fact that kwik fit have tracked it up, im reluctant to say for sure.

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    This thread has got me thinking now as well, Maybe my Bushes are bushed ??

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