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Lobo1114 12-31-2011 12:38 PM

My 370Z Feels wrong when making sharp turns
 
My 370Z feels so wrong (Jumpy and Tung, Tung, Tung Noise) when I make sharp turns, specially left ones. I took it to Nissan and they told me that It was a Z thing. 370Z with the 19" wheels tend to do that. This is my 4th Nissan and it sounded like bullsh!t to me.

Please feel free to comment on this, cause I cant believe that Nissan did this.:crying::crying::crying:

TreeSemdyZee 12-31-2011 01:54 PM

It's most likely your tires are breaking loose. In cold weather, the stock Bridgestones tend to do this. It's not the car, it's the hardness of the tires in cold weather.

Red__Zed 12-31-2011 01:55 PM

can you give any more description to what it is doing that feels wrong?

Rui Z 12-31-2011 02:18 PM

Have the dealership show you in a new Z if its supposed to be normal.

Alchemy 12-31-2011 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TreeSemdyZee (Post 1470335)
It's most likely your tires are breaking loose. In cold weather, the stock Bridgestones tend to do this. It's not the car, it's the hardness of the tires in cold weather.

I agree. My stock tires did this all the time in the cold weather.

Lobo1114 01-01-2012 09:14 PM

The dealer showed me with another used car and it did the same thing. I just bought this car and I freaked out about this sh!t. It pissed me off that I payed $32,000 for a car that does this sh!t

Alchemy 01-01-2012 09:16 PM

Dude are you sure it isnt the tires?? How fast are you going when you hear this noise??

Lobo1114 01-01-2012 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Rui Z (Post 1470368)
Have the dealership show you in a new Z if its supposed to be normal.

The dealer showed me, with another used car and it did the same thing. I just bought this car and I freaked out about this sh!t. It pissed me off that I payed $32,000 for a car that does this sh!t.

Lobo1114 01-01-2012 09:26 PM

Can someone help me find good all season tires that will not diminish performance

TreeSemdyZee 01-01-2012 09:29 PM

Continental DWS.
You're not going to find an all-season that won't diminish performance. As long as you're not trying to track the car at 150mph, then the slight reduction in performance will be negligible.

Don't blame the car for the jumping, it's strictly the tires. If you put the same size tires on another car, the same thing will happen. It's just basic physics at work.

m4a1mustang 01-01-2012 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Lobo1114 (Post 1471899)
Can someone help me find good all season tires that will not diminish performance

All-season = no season.

What you need is a set of winter wheels and tires (especially if you need to drive around in the snow) and a nice set of summer wheels and summer tires for maximum warm weather performance. :tup:

The summer tires on your car now get very hard in cold weather and skip across the surface of the road during tight corners or high load situations. That's the noise you're hearing and feeling.

If you can't have a summer and winter set, and are going to rely on your car in the snow, then the Continentals TreeSemdy suggested are your best bet. They are the only all-seasons that have any real snow capability.

ImportConvert 01-02-2012 04:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Lobo1114 (Post 1471871)
The dealer showed me, with another used car and it did the same thing. I just bought this car and I freaked out about this sh!t. It pissed me off that I payed $32,000 for a car that does this sh!t.

My $75,000 car does the same thing. It's physics, and its normal.

Mikes350z 01-02-2012 09:08 PM

is your car 6-speed? If you start the car and turn a sharp left/right out of a parking spot lets say and it makes that noise, I found its from not enough RPM's, it doesnt come from clutch or engine shutter but sounds/feels like wheels are jumping.. get the RPM's up higher to at least 1500 or more and try that, see if it works.

m4a1mustang 01-02-2012 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Mikes350z (Post 1473246)
is your car 6-speed? If you start the car and turn a sharp left/right out of a parking spot lets say and it makes that noise, I found its from not enough RPM's, it doesnt come from clutch or engine shutter but sounds/feels like wheels are jumping.. get the RPM's up higher to at least 1500 or more and try that, see if it works.

That really shouldn't have anything to do with it and you shouldn't need to be above 1500 rpm to keep the car from stuttering at low speed. The engine has more than enough torque to keep it moving along at 500 rpm.

If you are making a sharp turn in cold weather with summer tires and it feels like the tires are skipping over the pavement... it's because they are. That's just how these compounds of rubber behave when they are below operating temperature.

2004YZFR1 01-02-2012 10:42 PM

Ya it's just the tires, and it only does it when your going really slow. Mine does it when i back out of my drive way while cutting a sharp left turn. It's normal.


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