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    hey whats up everyone. just bought an 04 wrx about a month ago . i love it , probably the nicest car i have owned ...
    SO i finally got to play with it today out in a flat muddy field. did a few donuts and got it sideways. super fun!
    But... now when i drive on the freeway and get it up to 65 to 70 mph the car vibrates really bad and the steering wheel shakes side to side... iam pretty upset about it because its not like i hit any potholes or anything crazy... just alot of slipping and sliding..
    did i wack the alignment out or something?? what did i do to the car?
    iam going to have to take it back in Monday for them to work on it..i know for sure..
    any advice or knowledge would be greatly appreciated!!
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by silversubaru View Post
    hey whats up everyone. just bought an 04 wrx about a month ago . i love it , probably the nicest car i have owned ...
    SO i finally got to play with it today out in a flat muddy field. did a few donuts and got it sideways. super fun!
    But... now when i drive on the freeway and get it up to 65 to 70 mph the car vibrates really bad and the steering wheel shakes side to side... iam pretty upset about it because its not like i hit any potholes or anything crazy... just alot of slipping and sliding..
    did i wack the alignment out or something?? what did i do to the car?
    iam going to have to take it back in Monday for them to work on it..i know for sure..
    any advice or knowledge would be greatly appreciated!!
    thanks
    Were those donuts at full steering wheel lock at all?

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    what do u mean? the steering wheel all the way turned while sliding? i would say so. it really didnt feel ruff on the car because it was loose dirt and mud. do you thing something is loose?

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    The others will correct me if i'm wrong, but cranking the wheel all the way to one side while sliding will break some part of your power steering. I know it's something along those lines. Most people hear and feel big knocks while turning in normal conditions driving around the city or trying to park.

    This is obviously a simplified answer, but hopefully someone can clarify.

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    i dont hear anything while turning or doing a u turn. the car just vibrates like a mutha f***er when iam going over 60mph..

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    Alright then that's good sign you probably just knocked it out of alignment slightly. Getting an alignment will probably solve your problem.

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    ok cool... Iam just going to wash all the mud off really good and bring it in and tell them nothing about me playing around and see if they will take care of it. i just got the car no more then a month ago and have a 3 year warrenty so hopefully they will take care of it for free

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    haha that's a good plan

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    Don't dodge the swear filter, let it do it's job.

    More than likely you lost some wheel weights or you got some mud throwin your wheels out of balance. Take it in get it aligned good and some spin balance goin


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    awsome thanks for the advice you guys!!
    i dont understand why the car got thrown out of wack from just a few mud donuts..

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    You do realize you have to clean all the mud out of the wheel or it will be unbalanced at high speed right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    You do realize you have to clean all the mud out of the wheel or it will be unbalanced at high speed right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    You do realize you have to clean all the mud out of the wheel or it will be unbalanced at high speed right?
    yes that was my first thought as well.. it happened to the honda when i had snow in the wheels
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    Bingo! i pulled off the front wheels and there was alot of mud caked on to one of them

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    As stated above, locking up the steering wheel while doing donuts can ultimately break your power steering pump. When the steering wheel is turned all the way to one side, your exceeding the psi capacity of the PS system.

    Donuts on snow, mud, etc. is generally hard on the AWD anyway. I wouldn't make a habit of it.

    Launching the car is bad too...
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