Is my suspension going????

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  1. CanuckH3llKat

    CanuckH3llKat Silver Member

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    I'm not a mechanic, computer guy by trade so I don't really know cars that well, but I need to know if my suspension is going. Here are the symptoms. In anything but Track mode the car feels exceptionally floaty now, it didn't feel that way last year when I got it new. Any type of lane changes over grooved roads or doing any spirited driving and going around corners and hitting any kind of bumps the car is all over the place. It only has 11K Km, on it, so it hasn't been driven much. My rear tires are almost gone, but would this contribute to that feeling? Are there any tests I can perform or telltale signs to look at? Thanks in advance.
     
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    tiregod might be valuable here!
     
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    Have you checked your tire air pressure?
     
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    Get a four wheel alignment first.
     
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    My charger feels the same way I have 7000 miles and it has been this way for a long time. At higher speeds the front does seem to float around I have had it checked and reassured it is nothing. In track mode everything tightens up
     
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    I have found the same "feeling" after installing the KW lowering springs and new wheels and tires (stock size on the front, 305's in the back). I'm thinking the alignment is off too. Time to make an appointment at the alignment shop I guess
     
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    MABBRYFL30 NYS President Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm in agreements with a lot of numbers here, definitely check air pressure, it won't hurt to check the alignment, tire God is an exceptional contributor on the site for everything and anything about tires
     
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    CanuckH3llKat Silver Member

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    Tire pressure is right around 30-32 psi. But could it be an alignment, it does pull a little to the right would that contribute to it feeling floaty?
     
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    Do you drive in track mode a lot? I'm only asking because going from track to street does feel floaty (the difference).
     
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    CanuckH3llKat Silver Member

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    No I don't drive in track mode too much, roads are too crappy in Calgary and it feels like your going to lose your teeth!! lol
     
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    Any updates on the freeway over uneven pavement the steering wheel gets jarred and car feels unstable. Could if be bad dampers
     
  12. CanuckH3llKat

    CanuckH3llKat Silver Member

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    No, no other updates, I haven't had Dodge look at the suspension yet, I had a hole in my Rad so had to get that fixed first. Now its on to the suspension. It still feels the same way, but I may wait until I get new tires as my rears are bald at this point.
     
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    Doug, do you want me to take your car out for a rip and let you know if it's just in your mind? ;)
     
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    Only If I can take yours out to compare!!!
     

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