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Old 11th January 2007, 04:48   #1
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Whenever my esteem goes beyong 160 (speedo readings), car's handling goes for a toss. To be precise, it sticks to road, it doesn't waver but the steering gets weighless.
Is this is a normal Esteem behaviour?
What can I do to rectify it?
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Old 11th January 2007, 11:10   #2
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Whenever my esteem goes beyong 160 (speedo readings), car's handling goes for a toss. To be precise, it sticks to road, it doesn't waver but the steering gets weighless.
Is this is a normal Esteem behaviour?
That is very normal in the Esteem, you can actually try upgrading the rubber and the alloys. I am yet to do that.

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Old 11th January 2007, 11:32   #3
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What is your tyre size ? if it is stock, try upgrading to 175/70. what model is your esteem ?
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Old 11th January 2007, 11:42   #4
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The Esteem has a nervous chassis. Its not well weighted enough to handle high speeds comfortably. Upgrading rubber would help to an extent, but dont expect any rally-style road holding.
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But seriously, for your own safety, do not push the esteem beyond 140.
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Old 11th January 2007, 12:16   #6
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Add a strut brace for your front suspension along with slightly heavier alloys. Should solve the problem. I did this on my esteem and absolutely no problems whatsoever. A set of stiffer springs will also help in the front.
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160!!!!! shocked to hear u tested it all the way to 160 ...i owned an esteem before i bought a ohc1.5

never had the guts to push beyond even 130...have felt the lightness ur mentioning even at those speeds..
160 is insane on the esteem..for ur own safety - pls do try this !!
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pls read that as "DONT try this "
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Stig,

Request you not to drive your Esteem over 110. You may be best driver in the world and Esteem may handle this speed easily..but tyres can burst at such speed and that is the biggest problem. Actually indian roads are not meant for 110 + speeds....
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