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Old 11-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #29
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After 10k miles in 3 months of driving with approximately 16 track days, the car does float over certain corners. This car was built with sports in mind but it is extremely comfortable for what it is. Making sure cold tire pressure is at manufacture specs with proper alignment is nice, but I highly doubt you knocked your alignment out from just driving around town. That is, unless, you smacked your suspension into something.

Are you on stock suspension?

All in all, I think you may have just gotten used to the ride quality of the car. Drive the car hard enough and you'll forget about it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:04 PM   #30
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I just had this after i put my stock wheels back on but forgot what tyre went where.. maybe its uneven wear on the tyres..
i was getting blown around on the freeway.. was very weird.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:30 PM   #31
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My vote is on squishy bushings. I noticed this just a few weeks after I got my car. The really firm feeling was mostly gone. Yes, it could have just been getting used to the car, but I have driven a lot of cars and I think that it is not just my feelings. At least the bushings is the point I have chosen to attack to solve this problem. Something like these (although I may go with the offset ones):

http://www.perrinperformance.com/brz...esponse-system

as well as other stiffer suspension and drivetrain bushings and braces. Just part of my upgrade program. This car is silly cheap for what it is, so it is necessary to expect to have to upgrade a few pieces. Also, it is brand new to the market, so Toyota and Subaru have no long term experience with the car. I'm sure there will be some changes to new production models in the future as they learn about customer's experiences. It was built for the masses, so if you want tighter long-term performance, you will likely need to go aftermarket.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:33 PM   #32
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ill just wear down my stock tyres and see how it goes. i had no problem when i was on my other wheels.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:29 AM   #33
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Yeah still havne't figured out what the issue is.

I've had it aligned and I havn't notice a change.

My brother had a drive of the car also and he pulled over because he though one of the wheels were lose just by how much it was moving around on him on the highway in a straight line :s

Going to the dealership on Wed.
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find someone else with an 86 and drive them back to back? see how they compare on the same road
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find someone else with an 86 and drive them back to back? see how they compare on the same road
Keen to share your ride!?

I meant to ask at the Brisbane meet but i was a little keen to get home.
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Keen to share your ride!?

I meant to ask at the Brisbane meet but i was a little keen to get home.
i would but my 86 is spinning around off the coast of australia! hopefully not inverted!
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COuld it be the deadspot in the steering?

Think most electrically assisted steering have deadspots some larger than others. If there is a fuse for the steering, try pulling it and going for a short drive.
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Yeah still havne't figured out what the issue is.

I've had it aligned and I havn't notice a change.

My brother had a drive of the car also and he pulled over because he though one of the wheels were lose just by how much it was moving around on him on the highway in a straight line :s

Going to the dealership on Wed.
Did you get the rear alignment checked too?
I noticed mine moving about at speed the day after I got it but it was only on one stretch of road which I haven't been on since. I suspect the stock tyres are an insult to this car, they start complaining way before you expect them too. I'm tempted to replace them with 225 or 235/45-17 on the stock rims, which I like more in real life than I did in the pics.
Perhaps something like Bridgestone Potenza RE-11?
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I'm willing to bet your rear toe is OUT! Get a Complete alignment.
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i'm having this exact same problem too, feels like it's SUPER windy outside when i'm going down the highway. floaty and tons of corrections just to keep going straight.

i just assumed the winter tires i put on the car were really squirmy, i never drove the car on the stock Primacys.
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thats exactly it! ^^ feels like super windy!like im driving a VAN
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:32 PM   #42
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thats exactly it! ^^ feels like super windy!like im driving a VAN
I have never had any wandering feeling, always felt stable.
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