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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 2019, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Countryman ALL4 Cooper S - back end skitterish

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I just wondered how 'planted' the back end on the car should be - since I bought it, it has been decidedly twitchy at the back - especially at high speed overtakes and high speed cornering (not overly fast, I might add). I wouldn't have thought this is normal, as its a car designed for relatively high speeds.... I will check the tyre pressures and see if the rears are over-inflated, but is the type known for rear wheel alignment issues?

As an aside, I had a very annoying squeak appear last week, particularly on bumpy roads and round corners. It was coming from the back end, and when I had it in for oil change, the mechanic narrowed it down to rear anti roll bar bushes (standard chassis version) - squeak totally disappeared, but the car is still twitchy at the back end.... no other suspension issues found.

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Do you have the same tyres front and back? I had a Cooper D Convertible and when I had new tyres on the back they were different to the ones on the front and the handling changed for the worse. It turned out that the new tyres had more give in the sidewalls than the old ones.

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Yep, brand new tyres fitted 1 month (400km) ago....
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