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Just had a 308 110 sport, having problems with it tramlining to the left or right, the car has been 4 wheel aligned but no better?
 
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Ok. What size wheels have you on the car? Are they original?
Wide wheels and tyres are prone to tramlining.
 

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Hi it has 17's not to bad at low speed but can be alarming on A roads. Seem to want to follow camber, I know to expect this a bit but I'm having to hold it back. If I move over to the right side if the road it goes right
 
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Any you are definitely sure the tracking is ok?
And nothing worn in the suspension?
 
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Then its a charateristic of the car. My advise, go test drive another on like your own and see what thats like.
 

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Wot I have noticed is uneven wear and feathering on outside edge of tyre. Leaving like blades on the edge of tyre.
Thanks for your help!!
 
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Wot I have noticed is uneven wear and feathering on outside edge of tyre. Leaving like blades on the edge of tyre.
Thanks for your help!!
After the tracking? In that case it wasn't done correctly.
 

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From that great source of online information known as wikipedia....

Tramlining is the tendency of a vehicle's wheels to follow the contours in the surface upon which it runs. The term comes from the tendency of a car's wheels to follow the normally recessed rails of street trams, without driver input in the same way that the train does. The same effect is sometimes called Nibbling.

Tramlining can usually be blamed on tires, and its incidence depends greatly on the model of tire and its state of wear. Although not normally dangerous, at very high speeds it can become a source of instability.

Vehicles with large and wide low profile tires are more prone to the effects as well as vehicles which have wheels fitted that are larger than the manufacturers recommendation or have reinforced sidewalls. People who are relatively inexperienced with driving with this tendency will feel that they have to make continual course corrections and it is very easy to overcompensate the steering, which could potentially lead to veering off the road especially if the road is a narrow track/country road.

The effects of tramlining can be eased by subjecting the vehicle to an inspection and calibration of the wheels (i.e. a full geometry check) or replacing the tires with non-reinforced (soft sidewall) tires.
 

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It could be the tyre pressures are unequal.
I also have just had a repair after I found the car tramlining. It was like driving on crossplys (for those who remember them). However I also had a slight knocking sound when going over bumps. It did not occur on every bump.
The problem was a worn drop link. Easy job to replace.
 

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Thanks for the help !! Think I may have full geometry check done for peace of mind. Also didn't know about the reinforced side walls :)
 
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