On a good smooth even road mine drives like a dream, on an uneven road where the road camber varies and parts have sunk etc, mine feels like the road actually guides the wheels and you can virtually feel the steering trying to shift one way or another. A bit like the EPAS is responding to the load on the steering at the rack end and not on the steering wheel side. This is at lower speeds though say 30-50 mph
I have fitted another rack and its still the same and also checked the EPAS is correctly calibrated. Four wheel alignment says its pretty much bob on and the subframes are true.
New TRE's went on with the rack and the front hubs are new with new upper ball joints. All front bushes are new, including the wishbones and there are also new droplinks.
Like I said its just on the uneven surfaces where the steering is over sensitive, like the EPAS needs dialing down a bit!
When it was MOT'd the examiner said everything was perfect!
I am stumped to find whats at fault and I can never remember my old TF which I had for 12 years doing the same.
i dont want to spike the tyre war... but i will say that tyre pressure and type - is an interesting thing to play with...regarding tramlining and furrow following..
just because everyone says that 1. 8 bar on the front - is the right pressure, and even MGF said it.. doesnt make it the only pressure to choose..
i say that because my Trophy had a very slow leak in both rear tyres,, and if anything the car stability was better under 2 bar.. i am going to play with slightly lower pressures on the new tyres now on my Freestyle...
i do a 44 mile commute each way... on A and B roads, seldom do i reach 70mph though... and my intention is to see what happens if ii alter the pressure bias.. over time...to achieve the result that fits my driving style...
i think thats the important thing... just as important as safety, is how one feels at putting it into practice. What is great for me.. might be totally bad for you.
IE.. Just because everything is "A1" doesnt mean you are... your the bit that has to fit it, to make the 1 complete