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      02-11-2024, 03:02 PM   #1

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Hi All, New here, so hoping ive posted in the right category.
Iíve had a browse and canít really find an answer on previous threads, so Iím wondering if anyone can please advise?
I have a 1 series F20,(120d n47) & find it feels really ílight í in the steering, especially when Iím doing anything over 30mph, feels like it floats & doesnít seem to grip the tarmac, & if I hit any uneven road surface (regardless of which drive mode Iím in) it feels extra twitchy. The back end also kicks out often when I use roundabouts or take a bend, to the point where sometimes I really have to pull it back under control . This can happen in any driving conditions, and often at low speeds. I could understand if I was flying into bends like a lunatic 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣
It just feels really unsafe in comparison to my old E92 👎🏼 & Iím really starting to dislike it.
líve recently had new tyres all round, so doubt itís the tread. (Donít think theyíre run flat) First MOT since I bought it is due next month, & Iím hoping itís nothing too costly. Cheers
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      02-11-2024, 11:21 PM   #2
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I would guess you must have the suspension heavily tuned (to defy the laws of physics - "regardless of which drive mode Iím in" - DSC fails to help? ).

Don't contemplate whether the tyres are runflat - just check it (it's weird if you don't know what tyres you have ). I use runflats but I don't experience anything like you describe. Also check the tyre pressure (I've run on two overinflated tyres on one side from a tyre shop but that failed to affect handling noticeably).
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      02-12-2024, 11:14 AM   #3
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Get a proper alignment, check tyre pressures and run some proper tyres. F2X works well with PS4/PS5 tyres for daily use.
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