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Okay... Basically, just what it says. The rear end of my car wags back and forth like it didn't used to. The more I drive, the worse it gets. I first noticed the problem when I got my new tires, and attributed the problem to them not having enough air and thus having lots of sidewall flex. I have since aired them up and keep them at almost max (my gauges aren't that accurate) PSI, and it didn't fix the problem. So next I thought maybe I had a loose wheel, it's not that either.

The car behaves as if it's doing 90 or a hundred on the interstate when I'm only doing about 55, is the best I can say. It's hard to keep it in a straight line or change lanes without swerving around like a drunk, and it's gotten much worse in the past couple of days, even while I was driving it home from Carlyle Lake. (About 60 miles.)
 

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dude you probably got a separated tire or your rear tires are not balanced right and or and or you might have an impact break(not like but if you hit a curb/pothole and it has a bubble at the side wall then yes you have one)......go to my work or any other tire shop to have your tires inspected....

hope i helped....
 

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What exactly is a seperated tire? Where the tread is coming off of it like those Firestones they had on the Explorers, the ones Ford sued them over?
 

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Yeah you guys were right. Tires. :roll: But there wasn't anything wrong with them. I had them at 40 PSI (figuring a little over 'recommended' but not up to 'max' would be good for gas mileage, and I don't care about ride very much.) They lose air at about a rate of 5 PSI every week and a half. Anywho, before I got around to having someone look at it, the wagging is gone. I also know it does it when they're low on air. So apparently if you have either too much or too little air in them, my tires suck ass. Dunno why that'd be but when they wear out I'm not buying f'ing Goodyears again. I had some other tires on the rear and the tires I have now on the front, and the rear tires /never/ lost air. Now I have them on all four wheels and they leak pretty badly. (Considering I went from having to put air in every couple months or so to every week and a half.) Can anybody recommend a good tire for about a hundred bucks? Or alternately, since I'm rough on rubbers and go through them like crazy anyways, a good cheap tire that has good handlng characteristics? (But maybe doesn't last so long.) Either way they have to be good in the rain because it does that here lots. :roll: I have Goodyear Regatta 2's on all four wheels right now.
 

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:roll: I have Goodyear Regatta 2's on all four wheels right now.
:x Ohh.. my car wore those exact tires for most of it's life because the PO (my own father) kept buying them even though they kept blowing out... and they S-U-C-K. I avoid Goodyears at all cost these days... overpriced and built to stay that way. So, I can sympathize... sorry :(

Congrats on finding out what the problem was. If you're on 13" or 14" stock sizes.. I reccommend you get some nice cheap Yokohama Avids (should be less than $40/tire) and drive the hell out of them. They aren't the grippiest..but they're pretty stable for the stock wheels and they ride nicely and are pretty good in the rain. You can also afford two sets (at your $100/tire max).. or save $200 towards some new 15" or 16" wheels & tires.

Kikoy knows what he's talking about too.
 

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So apparently if you have either too much or too little air in them, my tires suck ass.
No, there is something wrong and you need to take them back. You should be able to run 50lbs or air or 8lbs of air and not get any wagging effect.

.. I'm being serious, you need to take them back ASAP before they want to tell you that you've had them too long for them to do anything about.
 

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Yeah... Turns out I'm fulla sh*t and it didn't make a difference after about a day what the tire pressure was. I had my uncle look at it, he's a tech school teacher and car type guy, and he said the tires developed a 'set' because they used to be on the front, reversed on the back. (I could tell because the scuffed up left front wheel was on the right rear after I got it done) I.E. left front on right rear and vice versa. (I got 2 new tires at a time 'cause I'm poor, so when they rotated them they f'ed them up.) So I switched the right wit hthe left. I went out and went as fast as I could everywhere I could find for about an hour and it felt pretty solid, aside from my worn out shocks, so I'm happy with it. If they blow out while I'm on the highway or something, oh well. I could be wrong but I don't think they're gonna do that. Feel free to laugh at me if they do, Tito. :lol:

I think they're okay, but I can still feel the sidewall flex in them and they're not as grippy as I think they could be so Imma get a different kind, probably some of those cheap ones Beaverboy mentioned, when these wear out in a few thousand miles.

They're 60,000 mile tires but I've had 2 sets on the front and neither lasted past 8k. When my dad and I went to have new ones mounted the guy said I ran through them too fast and I said 'well I don't peel out much' and he said 'I should hope not it's an escort...' and he made no sale. No damn tire salesman makes fun of /my/ car... And then my dad says they're good tires. I think I'm hard on them but I hella doubt I could get 60,000 miles out of them.
 

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My car rides fine. I don't care about that. It could ride like a tractor for all I care but I need it to stick good on turns and be under control. :roll:
 
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