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Old 03-23-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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How Damaging is hard Cornering?

everyone likes to corner hard, it's fun and it's eaiser than slowign down for every turn.... but it is bad for your driveline or rear axle? Will it cause your wheel bearings to go out sooner? How about other parts of the car? I'm not worried about tires, they're meant to be replaced.


How do you all drive? Do you avoid hard cornering to protect your car? And what have been you experiences? I did quite a bit in my 2000 RS, never had a problem and I sold it with 103,000 miles.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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I am interested in what other say about this, I don't see how it could do damage to your driveline though.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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With good tires I think you're just losing tread...
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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everyone likes to corner hard, it's fun and it's eaiser than slowign down for every turn.... but it is bad for your driveline or rear axle? Will it cause your wheel bearings to go out sooner? How about other parts of the car? I'm not worried about tires, they're meant to be replaced.


How do you all drive? Do you avoid hard cornering to protect your car? And what have been you experiences? I did quite a bit in my 2000 RS, never had a problem and I sold it with 103,000 miles.
Hard cornering will put extra stess and wear on tires, suspension components, and bearings. If they are up to the task, no problem. If they are weak, they will wear and need replaced sooner. Don't know any other way to answer this.

Now if you don't make it through the corner and leave the road or track, then you may have some new problems.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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I do it a lot myself however there are a few things to worry about, not just your tires. The most important of these are your Constant-Velocity Joints. Repeated hard cornering over time could cause these to fail. If they do you could be watching your tire roll down the road past you...

Edit: Thus causing massive damage to rear suspension/axle

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:21 PM   #6
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Hard cornering will put extra stess and wear on tires, suspension components, and bearings. If they are up to the task, no problem. If they are weak, they will wear and need replaced sooner. Don't know any other way to answer this.

Now if you don't make it through the corner and leave the road or track, then you may have some new problems
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:27 PM   #7
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Well I have a 2011 1Ss/RS i've had it on Watkins Glen Road Course 6 times 65 to 75 in curves 123 on back stretch. Stock suspension stock brakes & and have never had a problem yet. Are club puts them on the track every year and we have had up to 40 of us on there at once.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #8
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I do it a lot myself however there are a few things to worry about, not just your tires. The most important of these are your Constant-Velocity Joints. Repeated hard cornering over time could cause these to fail. If they do you could be watching your tire roll down the road past you...

Edit: Thus causing massive damage to rear suspension/axle
you usually hear those joints going bad before they break.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:32 PM   #9
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Well I have a 2011 1Ss/RS i've had it on Watkins Glen Road Course 6 times 65 to 75 in curves 123 on back stretch. Stock suspension stock brakes & and have never had a problem yet. Are club puts them on the track every year and we have had up to 40 of us on there at once.
Yeah you'd really only experience a problem after 10+ years of aggressive street cornering. I've seen what I described above first hand on an older Ferrari, luckily the wheel remained very much a part of the car
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:14 PM   #10
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everyone likes to corner hard, it's fun and it's eaiser than slowign down for every turn.... but it is bad for your driveline or rear axle? Will it cause your wheel bearings to go out sooner? How about other parts of the car? I'm not worried about tires, they're meant to be replaced.


How do you all drive? Do you avoid hard cornering to protect your car? And what have been you experiences? I did quite a bit in my 2000 RS, never had a problem and I sold it with 103,000 miles.
Are you suggesting that when I leave some bumper-licker 800 feet behind after a quick turn I am wearing out my Camaro?

Well, if that's what it takes I'm in
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:19 PM   #11
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Your kidding right?

These cars are made for cornering! Sure hard cornering over long periods of time will do some ware and tear to your car but you didn't buy this car to jut look at it did you? LOL
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Anything that handles deflection. Mainly your wallet over time.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:34 PM   #13
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Anything that handles deflection. Mainly your wallet over time.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:03 PM   #14
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Well I have a 2011 1Ss/RS i've had it on Watkins Glen Road Course 6 times 65 to 75 in curves 123 on back stretch. Stock suspension stock brakes & and have never had a problem yet. Are club puts them on the track every year and we have had up to 40 of us on there at once.
Hope no one from GM read this!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:37 PM   #15
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Hey kaBoom . . . I too had to laugh at this one.
You'll get more damage hitting your head on the drivers side glass !

You got a Camaro for Chris* sake . . . drive it !
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