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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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I don't know any motorcycle that weighs in at 1,800 lb, but you're on the mark.

Correct when necessary and don't panic. Wide front wheels and lowering springs alleviate the impact of wind, but it's a bit unavoidable that the 451s are a bit like a sail in crosswinds.

There was also a guy on here who discovered that using tape to smooth out the the ridge between the tridion cell A Pillars and the front windscreen helps dramatically.
I would be willing to try the tape thing. Can you find the thread that shows how he did this?
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Getting back to the topic:


My solutions that have worked to cut problems on the highway at speed and with wind:


1. set of rear rims on the front
2. 185x55 Kumho Eksta on all 4 wheels, 28psi front - 32psi rear
3. Smart Madness lowering springs in rear
4. Area 451 cruise control


Bite the bullet, solutions always cost less in the long run.


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Forgive me for the stupid question but how does cruise control affect your car in the wind?
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Getting back to the topic:


My solutions that have worked to cut problems on the highway at speed and with wind:


1. set of rear rims on the front
2. 185x55 Kumho Eksta on all 4 wheels, 28psi front - 32psi rear
3. Smart Madness lowering springs in rear
4. Area 451 cruise control


Bite the bullet, solutions always cost less in the long run.


-Barry-
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Brabus front spoiler part # A4518800408. If you need help with installation let me know...
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Forgive me for the stupid question but how does cruise control affect your car in the wind?


It does not, but - look in Post #10 - OP talked about wanting cruise control


So, you are forgiven for the stupid question (your words, not mine).


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Ok, cool. Thanks for clarifying.
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Forgive me for the stupid question but how does cruise control affect your car in the wind?


It does not, but - look in Post #10 - OP talked about wanting cruise control


So, you are forgiven for the stupid question (your words, not mine).


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I used Smartmadness lowering springs, and that helped just as others have said. I also have slightly wider wheels that came with the "style" package or something like that... I would imagine that helps too.
I have the Smartmadness Cruise control as well...it also has an option to boost throttle response, I have it on the middle setting...made it slightly peppier.
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I have a 2013 Pure and I know it's not great in the wind, but it's getting a little spooky. I'm really getting blown around when going 70+ on the freeway. I can feel it really bad on windy days and when other cars are near me. I did get new Vredestein tires in November and they were great in the Minnesota winter, but I don't think it's the tires. Is there anything I can do to help this problem? I'm going in for an oil change shortly, what can I ask my mechanic to look at?
One positive with my Smart ED electric, other than how much I love it, even though circumstances arenít quite right, just now.

Wind or not, tractor trailers at 70 mph, as solid and steady as any car Iíve ever driven. I have a clean diving record but I could not stand it one night and got to 81 rapidly before the end of a short uphill highway.

Iím pretty sure it doesnít have the governor, being an early '18, no noise maker either. I believe it will go faster. Not a quiver whatsoever. No ticket. Thank you.
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i put wider tireds, same size, all the way around. much more stable
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