S6 avant handeling queery... please help

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S6 avant handeling queery... please help

Post by pristineS6 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:47 pm

hi every1, im new on hear and recently bought an 96 S6 avant and im experiencing some handeling issues, the car drives perfect appart from it seems to be pulling on the steering witch is spoiling the whole drive of such an awsome machine, its got new track rod ends and lower controll arms and bushes and its got 4 new toyo proxies. anybody got any ideas as to what item of my suspension or steeering components me be on there last legs? any info or help is greatly recieved.


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Post by AndyH-R6S » Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:25 pm

Have you had the steering rack checked or the steering/suspension geometry checked?

All S4/S6 have a tendency to wander slightly (Tramline) but that will depend on the whole suspension/steering age and the size of wheel and tyre combination used. The bigger the wheel/tyre the more the tendency to show issues with the steering and suspension. If you are happy that all the running gear is in good condition, get the car suspension/steering ‘4 wheel laser’ aligned by a specialist. (Or Audi if you want a hole in your wallet.)

If its tramlining and the rest of the equipment is OK, a smaller tyre (Width) will help but not so good for road holding and/or traction. See if you can drive a few other ‘good’ S4/S6’s to see if they have similar phenomena. My car has no problems with its steering and/or suspension, as most of its new and has been set up correctly but it does have a tendency to tramline slightly, especially where obvious road camber and lorry wear has left undulations in the road surface. (I am running “8.5*18 - 255-35ZR18 Dunlop SP Sport 9000” wheels and tyres)

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Post by quattrokid1 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:02 pm

could he have a slightly sticking caliper?
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