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I have a front near side 16" buckled wheel. Could this be causing me to loose grip? The steering of my MY00 classic seems very light and unresponsive at times and doesn't seem to inspire much confidence when going around roundabouts or turning into juctions at slow speeds....the car feels as if it wants to slide. There is plenty of tread left on my Eagle F1's.
Location: The dark side of the Sun and owner of 2 fairy tokens
If it's a buckled wheel, you'll feel it vibrating through the steering. When I had one, I never had problems with turning at slow speed. Don't remember it losing grip or drifting at speed either.
Ended up scrapping the wheel and getting a new one, followed by a full realignment.
I have a geometry and allignment set up by RCM. The car has uprated springs, links and a stiffer rear anti roll bar. The car when done last summer was perfect. Doesn't feel so good now. I know i have a buckled wheel because i was told when i had new tyres fitted..so i will get a new one.
Car just feels so light at front and slippery...maybe it's just that fact that the roads are very cold and greasy this winter? Suspension etc is fine.
Are eagle F1s still considered a good tyre on 16" rims or is there something with a stiffer side wall for 16" rims?