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Old 03-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
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Smile A rear fish tail

Just wondering has anyone ever been driving at say 50-60 mph while either switching lanes, or driving over bumpy roads and fell like the rear of the car does a fish tail movement? Just curious as to if I were the only one who experienced that. Could anyone explain what could be the cause of that, and how to correct that matter? Thxs !!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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sounds like sway bars needed upgraded if u can tell and its botherin u but mine dont seem to do it all that much
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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Only notice it on mine on Hard acceleration and in the rain.

Maybe your just switching lane to fast and to aggressively.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:22 PM   #4
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Thxs Dek for the response. I was wondering that but wasn't exactly sure. I'm schedule to get the pedders with the bushings. Just get the last bit of money together for my girl's(the car) operation. lol !!
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:22 PM   #5
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This happens to me in all the cars I drive. Mostly on curves at higher speeds. I just thought it was the car skipping over in the direction of the curve.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:25 PM   #6
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I must drive like a OLD man :( I don't even get fish tail when I brake the tires loss in 2nd gear?
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:27 PM   #7
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lol !!! Funny skip
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:31 PM   #8
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Not sure if this is the same thing you experience but...... I took an on ramp rated at 25mph that curves 270 degrees way way way to fast. About 1/2 the way around I floored it from 30 in 3rd gear (had a rice burner on my tail!), not sure what my actual speed was... but I was going fast enough and turning sharply enough that it scared the S*** out of me. When I thought the rear end was going to break loose, I felt that "simulated 4 wheel steering" feeling and the rear end tracked perfectly. I know with some cars when you corner long or hard the suspension tends to "Toe" in or out producing that feeling. I know for sure traction control etc... was not engaging. There are several manufactures that build their rear suspensions this way, Volvo in particular, to aid in evasive menuvering. Its possible this is what you felt. Trust me you'll appreciate this feeling when you really need it.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #9
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This happens to me in all the cars I drive. Mostly on curves at higher speeds. I just thought it was the car skipping over in the direction of the curve.
This sounds purdddy accurate, methinks :O
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #11
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The rear feels floaty at speed for sure, but I don't think it has ever fishtailed. I want to get this thing on the track though so I can figure it out. So far I suck at driving it.
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The rear doesn't feel as floaty as a live axle vehicle. Remember, this is the first Camaro to have an independent rear suspension.

Are there ruts in the road? The larger tires on Camaros tend to track quite a bit with the road surface.
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Nothing like that has happened to me.
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Just wondering has anyone ever been driving at say 50-60 mph while either switching lanes, or driving over bumpy roads and fell like the rear of the car does a fish tail movement? Just curious as to if I were the only one who experienced that. Could anyone explain what could be the cause of that, and how to correct that matter? Thxs !!!
I can show you what it feels like at 110 or there abouts...
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