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:smokin: my R33GTR has tein Hr coilovers and has 255/45/17 tyres on it, when driving on certain shite roads, i.e motorways or some back lanes the car tramlines alot and is always trying to pull the car in different directions, it really annoys me as it takes away some of the driving pleasure that i used to get when i had original dampers and springs, has any1 got any idea what it could be? tracking or worn bushed? i have not idea and was wondering wether this is common on the skylines once you change over to coilovers?
 

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I have tein coilovers and my wheels are 265/35/18 and tramlines alot. I just try and keep in the fast lane on the motorway. I think because the car is low with wide wheels there is not much you can do.
 

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im sure there must be an uprated kit like tie rod end etc that eliminate it or something at least, i do spend most of my time in the fast lane but also i do alot of back road driving and any ruts or camber in the road and its got a mind of its on, im putting 275 35 17 tyres on next, hope they dont make the issue worse
 

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nothing you can do about it, wide tyres will alwyas follow ruts and grooves

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you'll never totally get rid of it, but getting the wheel geometry / alignment sorted properly helps :)
totally agree. ive done this with cars in the past and it helps a lot.

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when i first bought my car it tramlined like a b4st4rd. it had 255/35/18s on it which i had to give back to the guy ibought it from. i put some 235/45/17s on and it was transformed. no more tramlining and a far nicer ride.:bowdown1: :bowdown1: try some narrower tyres maybe????????
 

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I also find different makes of tyres behave differently - Goodyear Eagle F1s are good.
 

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its got 255-45-17 at the mo but am going upto 275 next, shite this will prob make it worse then, need to take it to someone to setup the suspension properly, anybody know of any good geometry/suspension garages that can do this? pref near kent area?
 

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Bringing the wheel width down will help a lot as will choosing the right tyre, getting the alignment right and having all suspension parts working correctly. The tyres are probably the most likely cause and the R32 appears to tramline more than the R33 and R34s.
 
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