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swhite87

Advice / Suggestions Wanted Please

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hi all, my issue is that no matter which type of tyre i choose my mk1 focus handles like a dream in the dry but the slightest hint of moisture and it will handle like a tea tray on a ski slope,

now obviously being a turbo diesel i would expect it to have more torque making the front end a bit twitchy when powering out of corners etc but that still makes no sense to me when i can go round a roundabout at 30-35 in the dry yet strugle with 20 when its damp.

any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

p.s. all roll bar components are new inc. drop links

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when you say no matter what tyre are you using budget tyres had this problem on a clio bought some brand new cheapys off the bay and they where down right dangerous in the wet/damp conditions to hard of a compound what make tyres do you have on at the moment .and size

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see what you mean unfortunetly its expensive to experiment with tyres but at the same time got to think of your safety my son has a mk1 and has no handling probs at all thats what made me choose a focus because of the way it drove so its a difficult one are all your shocks in good order and top mounts not that i,ve heard of probs on the focus with these just a thought .

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all of the shocks and springs are good but i have been thinking of changing them for adjustables anyway, just not sure whether it will be worth it or not depending on the handling changes

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get the rear bushes checked and the rear upper bushes checked these usually are suspect on a car of that age also check the tyre pressures my mk2 states 30 front but thats really with passengers etc i usually have it at 28 as its mostly always just me and it makes a difference

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Also get your tracking tested, an incorrect wheel angle can cause wayward handling on turns.

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