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right had this civic just a couple days now, it has 16" wheels and coilover suspension (think there gmax), found when pushing hard into corners that it would get sideways and very very twichy :( , i wound up the back suspension a bit today but still bit twitchy, any help would be cool
 

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it has good year eagles all round, thought a rear roll bar would stiffen it even more ?????
 

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Could be tyre pressures, perhaps the rebound damping or spring rate is a bit high. A stiffer rear ARB might also cause oversteer, if you have one fitted, as it could lift the inner tyre off the road in a hard corner. If you have an aftermarket upper rear strut brace try taking it out and see if that helps.
 

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chassis stock apart from the coily's and wheels, will check the tyre pressure's see if there a bit low, does the d2 lower arm's make a difference?
 

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Tyre pressures would be too high if anything, if the bushings have gone in the LCAs might make it a bit twitch, as Paul said check all the suspension bushes. You could also try adding weight to the boot; if this helps the springs are wound up too hard probably.
 

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Low pressure will make the back end feel soft and wobbly as the sidewall deforms in a corner but the increased footprint should equal more grip in theory- ie less likely to suddenly break loose. Does it generally feel unstable or does it feel taut and then suddenly step out?
Your car as a front wheel drive/front engine vehicle should be hard to oversteer in most situations. Aim to get as much grip as possible to the back end, this will probably mean softening everything up a bit and allowing a bit of body roll (to try and stop the tyres being bounced out of contact with the road) obviously only make small adjustments to the suspension at a time.
 

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the car is setup to be adjustable round the corners, that is to reduce understeer you lift off a bit for the back to come round then back on the throttle to keep the car going straight. it might be that you are lifting off the throttle or going into the corner with no power on. i suggest you drive slower or if its happening at low speeds then theres a problem. otherwise you may kill yourself or worse, others.
 

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the thing is my old starlet use to go round this certain road alot faster and never felt unstable or step out, same road in the civic and feels bit back end happy :(
 

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the higher the back sits the more chance of it stepping out as more of the cars weight is towards the front. my civic is pretty slammed and the rear never steps out, it will understeer but nothing else and its got shite tyres haha
 
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