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      09-02-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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lost traction under hard braking

i always notice that under hard braking, my front passenger tire lose traction first.
i've gone through 3 different sets of tires, rft, non-rft all season, non-rft summer, and the front passenger side always lose traction first.

i got the tire pressure dialed in perfectly the same for both fronts.

is it normal? anybody experiencing this?
is it because i'm sitting on the driver side so it's heavier?
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anybody?
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Got an alignment recently?

Hit a pothole on one side?

How are the tires wearing? Evenly?
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yea i got an alignment just a month ago.
got lots of potholes around here, but i don't recall hitting on high speed. what do you suspect?
the tires wear evenly so far. i'm using 2 different new sets, so it might not be visible yet.

any guesses so far?
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the indy shop that did the alignment were having problem aligning the car (car pulled to the right), they checked the caliper guide pins and said no problem there. they solved it by straight-track balancing the wheel/tires. and it worked.
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      09-06-2011, 06:51 PM   #7
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Bushings.
Hm... thank you for pointing that out. the more i think about it, the more it might be. i brake hard yesterday with a person on the passenger side, and the car kind of pull to the right. more and more symptom of front control arm bushing going bad. i'll check it somehow, not an expert mech.
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I think we need more information to fully answer your question to be honest. Were you threshold braking? In full ABS?

Most likely its your bushings... but as other said could just be the alignment or a sticking caliper.
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I think we need more information to fully answer your question to be honest. Were you threshold braking? In full ABS?

Most likely its your bushings... but as other said could just be the alignment or a sticking caliper.
ask away! i'm not an expert so i can't tell which info is relevant and which isn't.
i'm not sure what treshold braking is, but i didn't trigger the ABS. i just brake until i feel/hear tire losing traction (usually the front passenger side), then i pull back a bit to get traction again.
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