[200q20v] V8 vs old S4(tramlining)

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Fri Mar 2 21:41:01 EST 2001

At 4:07 PM -0500 3/2/01, Gary Martin wrote:
>Guys, I'm not an expert on this by any means, bit IME, I believe the
>alignment and the tires can have an affect on tramlining. My S4 with either
>Pirelli P7000 225/50x16 or Firestone SZ50's 235/45x17 don't tramline one
>bit. OTOH, the way the car came, with Nitto NT 450's, it was either going
>left or right. I believe the toe setting can affect this. Any alignment
>experts out there?

Not I. But I would think that _worn_ suspension/steering components 
could contribute to such wandering. Wouldn't simple misalignment 
typically tend to cause a unidirectional drift?

BTW, how do you like your Firestone SZ50 tires? I have them 
(225/60-15) on my stock rims and like 'em very much. Can't wait to 
get my summer wheels back on (and put away the snowblower). Yeh, even 
with a quattro, I'm too anal to let the driveway cake up with snow 
and ice. :-(

Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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