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I just bought my N with the performance package. At very low speeds when cold and turning the wheel it feels like the tire is grabbing and sticking. This seems to go away quickly after I drive it a little bit. Is the LSD warming up? Has anyone noticed similar issues. Thanks
 

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When the tires are cold and hard, I've noticed a skip or two if you turn the wheel to full lock or close (kind of sounds like a thunk). This happens on my Corolla GTS (RWD) because it has a bunch of camber up front - so if it is what I'm thinking then it isn't the LSD, just the turning circle difference between the inner and outer tires. I don't know if that could be it or not but that's my thought.
 

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Thank you. That makes sense cause it was 8 degrees tonight in NY. The tires were really cold and it did sound like a clunk when I turned the wheel and very low speed in either direction. It went away after I went down the road. I let it sit in the garage for about a hour went back out and drive it again because it was bugging me so much and did it again. It was bothering me so much I was laying in bed and couldn’t sleep so thanks for your help. Otherwise what an awesome car. I just hope the issue doesn’t continue
 

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Thank you. That makes sense cause it was 8 degrees tonight in NY. The tires were really cold and it did sound like a clunk when I turned the wheel and very low speed in either direction. It went away after I went down the road. I let it sit in the garage for about a hour went back out and drive it again because it was bugging me so much and did it again. It was bothering me so much I was laying in bed and couldn’t sleep so thanks for your help. Otherwise what an awesome car. I just hope the issue doesn’t continue
I don't know for sure that's what you're experiencing, but it sounds like what I have felt and it's only when it's cold in the Veloster that I've felt it. I would have thought LSD or something else too if I had not felt the same thing in my 1985 beater. My beater does it at all temperatures and way worse, but it's the same feeling - you can feel it in the steering wheel.

I'm sure there is a name for it...
 

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Thanks again man! I think that’s it as well. I’ll just keep my eye on it and hope it get better with the warmer weather. I brought it to a few guys attention at the dealer and they all drove it and noticed the same thing. So they should have no problem helping me out if it is a problem with the car. What an awesome car though I’m so happy I bought it!
 

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Yes, I have also noticed that when starting out and turning the wheel, it is almost like turning in a 4WD vehicle (wheels turning at the same speed). But it does go away within moments no matter how cold (I don't think it has been above freezing since I got mine) - it just seems like the first turn when you first start out.
 

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I have that too!

Yes I experience that too when the weather is cold, say below 40 degrees.

It feels as if the wheels are terribly out of alignment and the inside wheel is scrubbing against the pavement, being dragged along by the outside wheel.

I thought something was really wrong the first time I felt it. I'm still not sure it's OK.:plain:
 

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Chances are if you are running Summer tires in cold temps that is the issue not your LSD. Summer Performance tires get harder the colder the temperatures and also lose their grip. I had the same issues until I was forced to change the P-Zeros to All weather tires. I bought my Veloster in early February when Winter was still a problem and with some ice on the road it was like driving on roller skates.:surprise:This Tirerack link explains the process.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=273




John
 

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On tight turns, with wide tires up front.. when turned full lock.. the outer edge of the tire vs the inside edge are being
Forced to move at the same speed... the outside edge has to travel faster to cover the same ground.. so the inside edge is forced to bind and “skip” which is what you feel during a full lock slow turn.
Imagine having a LOCKED rear axle.. you couldn’t make tight turns as the outer wheel will want to turn the inner wheel at the same speed.. that’s why we have differentials.. The wide tire has a similar issue up front, when it’s turned tight.. something has to give and that’s what you feel.. the inner part of the tire resisting the outer part in a tight turn..
 
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