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2G Why is my gsx so hard to turn around? How can I resolve issue?

Eclipsereyesgsx

Probationary Member
4
0
Oct 20, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada
I have a 95 GSX and I almost always have to do 3 points making a U turn or cutting into the second lane over making a intersection u turns. I don't if it has original suspension, all I know is I got OEM springs.
 

Kryndon

Proven Member
879
533
Jan 10, 2014
Bulgaria, Europe
What they said. Also from personal experience I've noticed a difference when you run bigger and wider wheels/tires. There is a road with a U turn in my town which back in the day I could take in one go both in my GS and my AWD TSi. But when I went from 205/15 to 225/17 tires I could no longer take that uey in one go.

But yeah, compared to other coupes/sports cars of the era that I've driven, the DSM has by far one of the worst turning radiuses.
 

ec17pse

Freelancer
5,579
2,875
Nov 1, 2008
London, UK, Europe
Least you have big roads. Lol the UK have very small roads and even smaller compact cars can struggle and when i use the DSM i have to think about every junction and move in great detail or i risk damaging something. The motorways are fine and we tend to have mostly big roundabouts but when the small ones pop up it can be tricky, i have had to reverse before to make a turn into a road if im not coming into it straight enough
 

Kryndon

Proven Member
879
533
Jan 10, 2014
Bulgaria, Europe
Least you have big roads. Lol the UK have very small roads and even smaller compact cars can struggle and when i use the DSM i have to think abkut every junction and move in great detail or i risk damaging something. The motorways are fine and we tend to have mostly big roundabouts but when the small ones pop up it can be tricky, i have had to reverse before to make a turn into a road if im not coming into it straight enough
Been there done that, didn't get killed in the roundabouts so that's a win for me :D
 

1990TSIAWDTALON

Moderator
9,691
5,531
Nov 14, 2013
Independence, Kansas
OP's car doesn't happen to have a welded center dif, does it???
That reduces turning radius also. I have one. It's not terrible and can turn but it scuffs the tires on a tight turn.
 

Shimmer

Probationary Member
27
12
Jul 31, 2008
Vancouver, BC_Canada
I still remember trying to park nose first into parking stalls (steering wheel cranked all the way over) with my TSI 15 years ago and always having to back up slightly otherwise I'd clip the car in the next stall.
 
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