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Walford

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1,493 posts

50 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
18 months ago i drove a friends Audi S5 MTM with full fast road kit on, supercharged FSI 4.2 V8 525HP

8 pot front brakes, springs, dampers, wheels, full Geo setup basically a 30k aftermarket kit

It made my Tuscan feel very unsettled nervous and slow though the turns


I have since changed all the bushes, camber, castor, rack height, steering arms, dampers, springs, bells, rotors, ride heights, tyres, clutch, and added a little more power


drove the Audi twice this week and to my amazement, the Tuscan is now a has a more planted feel


If you are driving a Tuscan that feels crap, I can tell you 2 things


1 they can be made into great cars


2 it ain't easy

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Edited by Walford on Saturday 29th September 09:20

Basil Brush

4,160 posts

147 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
The steering pump is the last bit of my plan for now. It hasn't cost that much (excl Nitrons) but has taken a fair bit of time.

I took it out briefly last weekend after changing the wishbones, uprights and rack height and it felt much better. Once sorted I can test it on the one corner that used to scare the crap out of me. smile

Dischordant

452 posts

85 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
Mine feels very skittish at even 60mph in a straight line..how can I check if it even has the spacers fitted? Is it easy to see or do I need to take the wheel off/is it literally just a washer before the wheel? At some point will get shocks upgraded etc. but if there is a cheap fix now that'd be good wink

Basil Brush

4,160 posts

147 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
You should be able to see if there are spacers between the wheel and hub. It'll be a 3mm thick disc.


Walford

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1,493 posts

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Dischordant said:
Mine feels very skittish at even 60mph in a straight line
When was it biult?
Has it got bumpsteer?

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Dischordant

452 posts

85 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
2000 - and yes =/ I'll probably get str86 to sort it when I get around to upgrading shocks as I think they are still stock so are probably pretty caned after 40k miles

Ticker

426 posts

132 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Walford,

What did u do exactly, I have had nitrons, spacers, geo setup, what else did u do, have u started a blog etc, would be good to view

Dave
Walford said:
18 months ago i drove a friends Audi S5 MTM with full fast road kit on, supercharged FSI 4.2 V8 525HP

8 pot front brakes, springs, dampers, wheels, full Geo setup basically a 30k aftermarket kit

It made my Tuscan feel very unsettled nervous and slow though the turns


I have since changed all the bushes, camber, castor, rack height, steering arms, dampers, springs, bells, rotors, ride heights, tyres, clutch, and added a little more power


drove the Audi twice this week and to my amazement, the Tuscan is now a has a more planted feel


If you are driving a Tuscan that feels crap, I can tell you 2 things


1 they can be made into great cars


2 it ain't easy

,

Edited by Walford on Saturday 29th September 09:20

justyr

336 posts

96 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
I have nitrons (set softish), less aggressive camber, 3mm spacers and rack height raised 2mm (thanks Richard at Hexham). An improvement over the bumps but it's always going be a fast turn-in car. JR

B3NNL

740 posts

52 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Having just done 3500 miles across mountain passes in mainland Europe I can only say that I must:

a)Be very lucky to have picked up an extremely well handling car or b)I am a driving GOD and can tame the worst handling cars with ease.

Personally I go with option b, but in all seriousness, it was absolutley phenomenal and the only times it got slightly twitchy, the Westy that was following me also sufferred. So I'll put that down to road surface as opposed to the car.

I have Nitrons set quite low and the Spacers, but dont think I have the bumpsteer mod.

Basil Brush

4,160 posts

147 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
I'm guessing you've got the Nitrons set fairly hard, based on the height of the car in your profile photo?

Walford

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1,493 posts

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
No 2 cars are the same so blog not really helpfull

1 correct tyre sizes
2 later kpi and scrub rad
3 more castor
4 no "bump in" steer
5 nitrons 325 and 400lbs
6 all bushes replace

is the starting point
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