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#1 (permalink) Old 05-08-2005, 12:22 PM
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ok i have a 92 318is its got brandnew tires and i keep em filled to the recomended level. my car doesnt have that much power so i dont understand why when makingturns all the times is fishtails. i can take em super slow and it wont do it but on any other the back end seems to drift out. and plus. i have tons of school boooks and even an air compressor in the back. what the heck is going on?
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Check underneath your hood, and make sure you have a 4 cylinder engine in there.

My car isn't exactly the Godzilla of power either, but I can get the tail out if I want. Maybe you just have to adjust your driving style to your car.... Have you had a RWD before? Or maybe you just need to slow down.

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To much weight won’t help but it sounds like crap tyres to me
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If they are brand new tires, then they probably still have the chemicals and such that tires companies put on to keep the tires from drying out and such. This chemical will rub off with use, but most companies recommend basically driving like a grandma until you have 500 or more miles on them. Check out tirerack for more info there is an article on this there. Othre than that, when did you get the car? Is it new to you also? If so you may be just giving it a little too much, but I would lay off for a while and see how it goes.

Could be crappy tires on top of the wear in period too.

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