Join Date: May 2012
Location: Anchorage, AK
Car: 2006 Atlantic Blue OBXT Limited 5MT
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Tail Happy 06 XT
So I'm thinking I over did it with the suspension mods on my XT and turned it into a tail-happy beast. This summer I replaced all my shocks with the earlier KYB G-R2 model and swapped out the rear springs with the Rallitek overload springs. Initially I enjoyed this set-up, felt more balanced and didn't have that float the boat down the highway sway anymore.
At first I was thinking I had the dreaded ghostwalking issue. So I tweaked the alignment as best as possible and had studded snowtires installed. That helped, but the rear end keeps wanting to slide around unless I'm nice and gentle with it. Especially when accelerating out of a turn. Now Rallitek warns not to use a rear sway bar with the springs because the car could get tail happy, but I'm wondering if the same could be said for mixing the overload springs with the stiffer KYB shocks? None of this was an issue until winter road conditions here in Anchorage got slippery. Any thoughts on this from other winter drivers?