People picture this....
Last night, normal A road,, straight..... Stop the CUP and then launch off to test my theory on these tyres or that the CUP set up is scary.
No wheelspin after clutch drop, OK,,, then proceed in 1st to 6.5K before change with the steering wheel trying to do 90 degree left and rights,, so lauch 2nd and proceed up to 6.5K with the car yawing all over the road in a straight line!!!!
Now this piece of road is pretty flat and in the Impreza and Elise, no dramas, but in the CUP, its all over the place. I am pretty comfortable that the suspension set-up is OK, although hard as bloody nails, so I am convinced that these OE Contis are the problem.
Evo have an end of term report on their 172 this month and they mention the constant tramlining of the Contis but im sure they are referring to them when they are worn, which is understandable, but these things are brand new. I must stay that I do not like the tread pattern and swear by Bridgestone SO3s for the Impereza and Elise.
Has anyone had similar experiences on the 172s as the CUP aint that different, no way??? If so have they been rectified with tyre changes or has the issue persisted???
When I had my Willy back in 95, I always thought they used Michelin Pilots and Renault always used Michelin. Have they changed OE manufacturers or is it another case of a manufacturer developing a set-up on a proper set of tyres and then selling the car on cheapo ones not tested on the car.
Evo raved about the CUP and chastised the Focus RS due to this exact problem of torque steer/tramlining of anything other than marble smooth roads.
Does anyone have any views or advice as I think the cars great but quite scary unless you are 110% committed ALL THE TIME!!!!