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Not sure how to describe but will try:<p>-Last week had the wheel alignment.Seems ok.<p>-The car drops in a small hole on the road on just one of the front wheel(e.g right wheel)<p>-I feel that the Steering Wheel slightly turn to right side<p>-And the car acts like it wants to go on right side.When the car drops,the body acts like as if it wants to dance a little.Something like shaking of the body.<p>Do you have any idea?
 

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Re: Something like a handling problem? (xenophobic)

Sounds like the dreaded "rear end hop/squirrel"....mine was cured with a SUM upgrade. Not sure what model year you have...this applied to some of the 2004's but may also be prevalent in some of the 05 and 06's...<p><br>TNN60-08-2005-03-23<br>DESCRIPTION: Under certain conditions while driving on curved roads over uneven road surfaces a customer may complain about handling properties. In some cases the customer may complain about a sidestepping sensation from the rear of the vehicle. A new control arm bushing has been introduced in production from the chassis number listed below. <p>Type Engine code Chassis #<br>384 52 - 476762<br>285 52 - 507989<p>SERVICE: If a customer should complain about this condition and the vehicle is below the listed chassis number the rear control arm bushings should be replaced using PN 30748437. Use the instructions listed in VIDA / VADIS remove and replace the lower rear inner control arm bushings.<p>Note: The total rear toe should be set to 0.16 +/- 0.1 degrees. <br>
 

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Re: Something like a handling problem? (xenophobic)

If the vehicle drove fine <I>before</I> hitting the bump, then the bump caused your vehicle to go out of alignment.<p>You will need to have the vehicle aligned again.
 

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Re: Something like a handling problem? (R Salesman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Salesman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If the vehicle drove fine <I>before</I> hitting the bump, then the bump caused your vehicle to go out of alignment.<p>You will need to have the vehicle aligned again.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No,this happens every time when I drop in a hole.Not for once.
 

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Re: Something like a handling problem? (xenophobic)

Sounds like the hole you hit wasn't as small as you think... no doubt, it has caused some issue that you should explore & resolve. I would suggest that you probably need an alognment (if the wheel is now cocked to the right) and you should check the rim for a dent / bend or balance which is what is likely causing the dancing & shaking...<br>good luck! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Something like a handling problem? (xenophobic)

At the risk of JRL calling me an armchair quarterback.<p>It sounds like the pot hole knocked something out of alignment or bent something. <p>But why ask us, its obvious our car suffered some type of anomaly. Have it checked out. A better question would be, "what does an alignment cost?"
 

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Re: Something like a handling problem? (xenophobic)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xenophobic</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No,this happens every time when I drop in a hole.Not for once.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ok then. Here's what you need to do to fix the problem:<p>1. Replace all four tires with Michelin Pilot Sport 2.<br>2. Replace all springs with Eibach springs.<br>3. Install ipd's track-spec anti-sway bars.<p>Problem solved.<p>Or, a less expensive alternative is to simply avoid dropping into holes.
 

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Re: Something like a handling problem? (R Salesman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Salesman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Ok then. Here's what you need to do to fix the problem:<p>1. Replace all four tires with Michelin Pilot Sport 2.<br>2. Replace all springs with Eibach springs.<br>3. Install ipd's track-spec anti-sway bars.<p>Problem solved.<p>Or, a less expensive alternative is to simply avoid dropping into holes.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>He he,I have Dunlop 9000's,Eibach Pro Kit,10mm spacers...But maybe need sway bars! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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