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fidodido
12-03-07, 12:39
iv got a 98 supra when im on the motorway the car dose not feel right so i have just had all the shocks change on it for tinm coilovers and its still the same :( can any 1 help m3

thanks stu

spidermonkey
12-03-07, 12:47
get the geometrey checked if i were you (and bushes)

fidodido
12-03-07, 12:53
where is the best place to go for that

spidermonkey
12-03-07, 12:58
i would think most garages would be able to check the bushes/ suspension arms mate, but you should get an expert to check the geo, where abouts in glos are you?

fidodido
12-03-07, 13:02
im down bristol road

michael
12-03-07, 13:22
What aspect of the car doesn't feel right? What are the symptoms?

spidermonkey
12-03-07, 13:49
i would get a local garage to check the play in the bushes sub frame bolt torques etc before you try anything!

fidodido
12-03-07, 14:03
What aspect of the car doesn't feel right? What are the symptoms?

well it just wants to go all over the place some times it can feel like the back tyres r flat and it gose from side to side

michael
12-03-07, 14:10
Normally aspirated car?

The symptoms are a common thing, the fix is still elusive but it seems to be getting narrowed down, diff mounts being the current favourite.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?t=95354&
http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?t=100216&
http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?t=90514&

Only seems to happen on the NAs - they only have one diff mount and the TTs have 2, perhaps one wears on ours and we don't notice but when the NA one goes there is no backup?

fidodido
12-03-07, 14:16
ah well mine is a non turbo and when they put the shocks on they told me that i had a diff mount missing so i got 1 it cost me 75. and i did not need it so do you think i shoud change the other 1

michael
12-03-07, 14:20
Interesting... I would have thought one good one would have been enough but if the problem only happens when the standard one you have on the car wears I guess it won't help much.

Could be worth doing the other one but it's a damn tricky issue to diagnose, all I know is that some people have swapped wheels, tyres, suspension, bushes, had alignment checks and more without sorting it once and for all - you are the first person I know of to do the diff mount and it doesn't sound like it's helped :(

AndrewOW
12-03-07, 14:23
Not the ole tramlining effect again is it?

Ian W
12-03-07, 14:23
Not the ole tramlining effect again is it?

trust me mate, this is VERY different from just a tram-lining effect ;)

fidodido
12-03-07, 14:33
well i will change the other 1 and see what happens from there it only dose it when doing about 80 plus dose not feel safe

spidermonkey
12-03-07, 14:45
let us know how you get on

fidodido
12-03-07, 14:52
ok will do thanks for your help anyway

colsoop
12-03-07, 15:56
Get somebody who knows what they are doing it sounds like your wheel alignment is out.

Chris Wilson is in Shropshire and will do a proper job on the alignment.

michael
12-03-07, 15:57
Get somebody who knows what they are doing it sounds like your wheel alignment is out.

Chris Wilson is in Shropshire and will do a proper job on the alignment.

This hasn't helped some members, even with Mr Wilson on the case.

colsoop
12-03-07, 16:07
This hasn't helped some members, even with Mr Wilson on the case.

Thats very true :(

Jspec Germany
12-03-07, 16:12
Not just NAs, mine is a TT and has the scary side-side symptom also. Not so much in the dry, but very noticeable in the wet.

Ewen
12-03-07, 19:24
Not just NAs, mine is a TT and has the scary side-side symptom also. Not so much in the dry, but very noticeable in the wet.

Not saying this is the same, just more info for the topic.....
My Supra was tight, newish and handled extremely well when I first got her. As the tyres wore down, it developed a nasty scary sideways kick at the back end every now and again when driving in a straight line in the wet. Motorway speeds were the worst, but it was almost unnoticeable in the dry apart from manhole covers. The rear tyres were found to be almost bald on the inner third but legal on the outer two thirds. I had the camber adjusted and new tyres, and the problem was gone never to reappear, even when the next set of tyres were close to worn out.

Edit to add that CW seems to have an answer...
http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?t=89069