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Does anyone notice the steering can sometimes be hard to control, like it's pushing you side to side? I am not sure if it's wind (and the car is light) or tramlining, but it's mainly an issue at higher speeds (60+). Anyone else experience this?
 

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Does anyone notice the steering can sometimes be hard to control, like it's pushing you side to side? I am not sure if it's wind (and the car is light) or tramlining, but it's mainly an issue at higher speeds (60+). Anyone else experience this?
I definitely notice the same thing on the highway with my Scion iA. I think it's the wind blowing the car around. My last car was a Mk VI GTI and that was impervious to wind but it weighed about 800lbs more than the iA. Before that I had a 97 Camry and I remember that could be a handful too on the highway when it was windy. So not sure if it's weight, aerodynamics or both.

That said, the electric power steering on the iA is a bit notchy? on center and kind of adds to a weird feeling at higher speeds. I am getting used to it. Just need to wrangle the car a bit.
 

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Does anyone notice the steering can sometimes be hard to control, like it's pushing you side to side? I am not sure if it's wind (and the car is light) or tramlining, but it's mainly an issue at higher speeds (60+). Anyone else experience this?
Much more sensitive then my Camry, so in SoCal freeway/highway gotta stay more focus on the road. in my camry I'm chilling...
 

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Thanks for the feedback. So it's a common thing and I'm not crazy. :)

One thing I tried is taking a little bit of air out of the tires, as I live in AZ and the summer heat probably makes the psi go a little too high. I put them down to the 30-32 psi range and it seems to have better handling so far.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. So it's a common thing and I'm not crazy. :)

One thing I tried is taking a little bit of air out of the tires, as I live in AZ and the summer heat probably makes the psi go a little too high. I put them down to the 30-32 psi range and it seems to have better handling so far.
I'm looking forward to swapping my tires out when they worn out.
 

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I think hydrogen would be best for those extreme temperatures. The only downside is when you need to top up, you can't go with regular air, it has to be hydrogen.

I have a 12v plug in air compressor I keep in my car for top up's. $10 that goes a long way! Beating having to wait for a gas station with an air compressor.
 

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I think hydrogen would be best for those extreme temperatures. The only downside is when you need to top up, you can't go with regular air, it has to be hydrogen.

I have a 12v plug in air compressor I keep in my car for top up's. $10 that goes a long way! Beating having to wait for a gas station with an air compressor.
What's a good model? I was looking into but they're expensive as F
 
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