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Car sways at higher speeds

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by 1989civichatch, Mar 11, 2008.

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  1. 1989civichatch

    1989civichatch jdm

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    hey guys about a month ago now i purchased a 92 civic cx hatch

    Problem: When I get to high speeds (I wont even go over 130 its to scary) my car starts to sway side to side. When racing someone on a 2 lane road i feel like im gunna sway into them and hit them so i deff. need to fix this

    why would my car do this? it is lowered on tein adjustable coilovers

    I do have a front upper strut tower bar. I was thinking maybe getting a rear bar also may help fix the problem. what you guys think?
     
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    imbonez9 625 or bust

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    did you get an alignment? or have it checked?
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Um, don't speed? lol

    A rear bar wouldn't help. Check your tie rods; get an alignment.
     
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    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    Have you ever drivin a 2000lb vehicle at 130mph before? Your driving an oversized sardine can...

    most likely it's an alignment issue.
     
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    tunercrazed HS Official Hippie

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    agreed with the others, probably alignment
     
  6. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I'm with everyone else.

    Why are you doing 130 mph, even if ya'll are just racing around, you don't need to do 130 mph.
     
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    Could be wheel balancing, bent rim, anything.

    Most likely alignment but its still worth checking the other two things i just listed as well.
     
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    1989civichatch jdm

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    because its to easy^_^
     
  9. 1989civichatch

    1989civichatch jdm

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    sorry but wat is a tie rod and how do i check it
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    too=too much speeding
    to=going to the store
    two=you have two eyes
     
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    You're doing 130mph in a stock eg, and you're only worried about a little swaying?

    If I go over about 110 mph in my car, it'll sway too. Seriously, even a little bit of wind at those speeds will feel enormous. Not to mention dangerous. If I remember right, ANY car will sway in Kansas when it's windy, even an A4 quattro, going only 80. Your car is probably fine.

    You're still a moron for speeding like that; when you're not on a road designed to accomadate traffic at high speeds, it's incredibly stupid, remember that your tires only contact the pavement over less than a square foot. Driving that fast anywhere, even on a well-maintained autobahn is stupid, but at least you've got a decent surface, and people understand that there will be cars traveling at high-speeds. Have you ever seen an accident at 130mph?

    </fear_implantation>
     
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    1989civichatch jdm

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    SWWWWWWWWWEEEEET! does everyone on here have pussies? i say i went 130 and everyone shits there damn pants. you never been 130? i didnt know it was such a big ass deal. We cruise down main streets at 160mph in my buddys old built LT1....does that just blow your minds or something?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    dude, get fucked. its only a matter of time before you get impaled by your own 62hp civic.


    why dont you go play some russian roulette since it's so extreme? just enough to get your rocks off, and your head splattered.
     
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    you're an asshat..
     
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    Good. Keep going 160.
     
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    1989civichatch jdm

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    Alright what I'm trying to accomplish with this thread is to figure out why my car does this and all you guys are doing is telling me to slow down. The only reason I got all mad at that is because its not any help when you guys tell me to "slow down" because all that does is ignore the problem. I know that something is not right because I have had lighter cars with chopped springs that dont even do this. I have been up to 130mph maybe once in it, but it starts to sway at around 80or 90. and i dont drive 100 everwhere i go just to let you know. I am actually a very causcious driver:cool:
     
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    Hey cool dude. Use spell check.

    do you have obstructive air foils?

    have you ever put your car on scales. the ones that let you fine tune how it sits. coilovers take more extensive tuning than just cut springs you know...
     
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    Personally, I'm not going to help you, because of a few reasons, it's nothing personal. I just don't like people who drive with utter disregard to all others on the road. If you want to race, race on a track. Nobody thinks you're cool.

    Now that we've got that out of the way.


    Keep in mind that your civic was designed to go 75mph. On the highway. With a trunk full of groceries. You're a moron for driving a civic like a porsche, and you're an even bigger moron treating public roads like a racetrack. That is all.
     
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    Wing. You need a wing. A big one. Wait, make it two.
     
  20. 1989civichatch

    1989civichatch jdm

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    you want a cookie? leave my thread please:p
     
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