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09/02/2004 19:14:14   James Ayres   Hello all, I relish my v4 in ice cold, nice and cosy, heavy rain, water tight, however, in very strong winds at motorway speeds my v4 felt decidedly unstable. I really had to keep tight hold of the steering wheel. Any thoughts?  
09/02/2004 20:36:45   ian   keep off the baked beans i say  
10/02/2004 07:48:30   Richard   They are like that in the wind on motorways. Wind lifts the front end, so maybe a front spoiler would help, which is what people use to do to Ginetta G15's to stop front lift at high speeds. It also helps if your steering components are not worn and tracking at the front is correct.  
10/02/2004 10:09:20   Alistair   Apart from making sure everything is tip top as Rich has said, there's not a lot you can do. It's an old top-heavy design, and while slippery going forwards isn't so hot with the very strong side winds we've had recently. Just take it easy...and stay awake!  
10/02/2004 10:23:10   simon   Try removing rear side windows and driving with fronts wound down, for less side inertia ;)  
10/02/2004 10:23:11   simon   Try removing rear side windows and driving with fronts wound down, for less side inertia ;)  
11/02/2004 11:41:45   simon   I guess that was a post for each side of the vechicle!  
11/02/2004 14:00:28   steve h   Lower springs, tougher shocks and an anti roll bar help. (or maybe ive just got used to it)
If you have ever flown and aircraft, especially a glider, the experience helps as driving a 96 in a side wind is similar. You have to let go to the concept of the steering wheel and tires being in direct contact with the ground and think more of it like a rudder.
(more evidence that saab were still making aircraft when they designed the 96)  


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