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#599 of 639 Mitsubishi Lancer Sway and Paints
Nov 17, 2008 (12:28 pm)
It is the highways and roads that makes the Lancer sway to the left. epsecially if the road was pave uneven.
I have no paint chippin g on my 2008 Lancer with 37,650 miles on it. No problems and paint chipping.
Steering wheel swaying to the left is caused by un even pavements on highways and roads.
try cruise control and your car will ran straight if the pavement is even.
You really have to learn how to drive the new Lancer.
#600 of 639 Re: psychogun... [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 02, 2008 (10:12 am)
I have had my GTS for over 1.5 years now and I have a little over 23K on the tires and I have to tell you despite numerous trips to the dealer not once have they been able to correct the pulling or excessive wear issue on the Dunlop tires. When I expressed my frustration with the problem I was told by the dealer "well you will have to call Dunlop about it nothing I can do for you." I am at wits end I am calling Dunlop and Mitsu b/c this is crap and I live in Chicago and the weather is never perfect but little to no traction in snow is one thing but when it is cold or raining too....pffft! The last trip to the dealer for and oil change and rotation at 22.5K miles they told me the tires were past the wear indicators and needed replacing. WTH! I hate this car at this point.
#601 of 639 Re: psychogun... [rob4115]
Dec 02, 2008 (11:04 am)
Maybe it is the GTS tires. I have an ES 5 speed with 10k miles don't have any drifting issues or tire wear.
As far as poor weather traction - I live in Milwaukee and have nothing to complain about. The wet traction is fine. I barely even notice a loss of traction compared to normal driving conditions. The snow - well it is snow. Driving down slushy roads isn't difficult. About the worse thing with the snow is getting out of my un-plowed alley in the morning. I have certainly had worse handing cars in winter - my 1985 Celica GTS comes to mind immediately.
But - one of the main reasons that I didn't go for the GTS was the wider tire. Wide tires will get significantly worse snow traction compared to narrower tires.
Dec 02, 2008 (1:07 pm)
sorry to hear of your '08 Lancer GTS tire troubles. I have had my tires rotated twice, and I have had two tires repaired, one of the tires has been fixed twice.
My Lancer GTS' tires and steering and handling are doing fine, I did have an all-wheel alignment done, too. All is well.
I will need to replace the tires within the next 3 or 4 months, though. I am currently at 29,865 miles on my Lancer GTS. I am not really happy with the Dunlop's, but they are driving straight-ahead and true.
I am looking at getting some Kumho Ecsta's at $149 a tire next, after I get the 30,000 service done. Coming right up, that it is. Then I'll get some new tires.
Maybe new tires would help you with your Lancer's pulling to the side problems.
#603 of 639 Re: rob4115... [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 02, 2008 (5:40 pm)
Bought Kumho Ecsta ASX today and had them "siped" at Discount Tire. I talked the sales guy down to 567$ for the set of 4 with the siping and rebuild kits on the TPMS. We shall see how these go....
***Note, so far the new tires corrected the pulling immediately and with the siping the grip on the ice is impressive.
Dec 03, 2008 (3:46 pm)
fantastic news on your Ecsta's. And I now think it was Discount Tire and not Tire Rack I got that price for the Ecsta's from. Good to hear, let's hope for true road handling and traveling.
Dec 08, 2008 (3:18 pm)
Please help i was driving home today and hit a contruction baracde due to a jackass not using his mirrors. I broke my driverside mirror. It didn't come off the car but the plastic and glass is gone. The part that attaches to the car is also fine. I've already order a new one but don't know how to remove the old one? Please Help?
#606 of 639 Here's a picture of my '08
Dec 20, 2008 (7:09 pm)
Mitsubishi Lancer GTS parked next to somebody's 2006.5+ Kia Optima in front of a Tucson Barnes and Noble.
This was taken about a week before I got some P215 45ZR18 Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S Pinna's put on. My '08 Lancer GTS goes over my home town's bumpy roads much easier now, and since I got an alignment along with these Pirelli's, I found out that my toe and camber were way off. It steers straighter and the P-Zero Nero's also give off way less road noise than the Lancer's OEM Dunlop's. I highly recommend these Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S Pinna's to any of you '08 and/on Mitsubishi Lancer GTS owners out there. They were $149 a tire but worth every penny.
BTW-I replaced my Lancer's OEM Dunlop's at the 30,565 mile mark. The tire shop salesman says that Pirelli does not put a "30,000 mile" or "40,000 mile" designation by it's new tires, it puts a "0". I asked what that meant and he said that people all drive them differently and Pirelli doesn't want to disappoint people by saying they'll last 40,000 or even 30,000 when they know buyers of their tires are gonna wanna peel rubber off quickly...just because they can.
So far I love my Pirelli's!
#607 of 639 Someone post who has seen my post above
Dec 20, 2008 (8:31 pm)
with the picture of the Lancer and the Optima. I need to know if you can see the picture or if it appears as a dreaded "Red X'. If it does I'll need to try and fix it. Thanks!
#608 of 639 Re: Someone post who has seen my post above [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 20, 2008 (8:43 pm)
Just the red X, in both places you posted it.