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    Default Steering has gone amiss!

    Hi Guys I have swapped my rear tyres for the front tyrs cos the cheapo get me on the road ones on the front are awful in the wet (no grip at all!) However the steering wheel is now 15 degrees off and the car pulls to the left!

    Could this be tracking needs re doing or the tyres were directional and I should have crossed them over? I'm confused, quick fix for the wet weather has turned into an annoying niggle, as I had to drive 100 miles home from my parents like it!

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    Weird. Tracking would most likely sort it.

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    yeh? Ok well I'm going to pop into ATS and see what the can majic up on my lunch break tomorrow, fingers crossed it should solve it, but gonna have to shell out for new tyres soon, as these shoes are rubbish in the wet and the old pair have been on the car since we got it in 2005!

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    Got the tracking done today and had all 4 tyres replaced, the back end slid out on the way to work this morning at slow speeds so I know they were crap tyres.
    4 mich Primacy HP plus tracking fitting etc, £474 didn't think that was too bad to be honest, and the car is safe now for the next 30 K. Noise in the cabin has come right down and the car feels much smoother to drive just shows you what a small expense can make to the feel of the car.

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    I have had the drifting to one side problem before sorted by swapping tyres around, something to do with worn tread causing the car to drift.

    I know how much better it feels when you have good rubber on the car......pity it comes at a cost.

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    Not that I’m trying to tell you how to suck eggs, but personally I would prefer to have the better tyres on the rear anyway !
    Your average driver will find it far easier to cope with understeer rather than oversteer.
    And this is how our cars are naturally set up from the factory, putting known poor tyres on the rear will only upset this, and unless you know how to cope with it, along with anyone else who drives the car, it is potentially unsafe IMO.

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    It was only a quick fix get me home as the cornering was so bad and i had the girls in the car, but never expected the spinning out today, Thats why i insisted he changed the tyres today. But its all over with now and sorted. Time to save for the next expensive thing, not sure wether to fit the brake upgrade or simply replace like for like.

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