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Brera handling question

Hi, I have just bought my first Brera and have question regarding handling.
After driving the car for a few weeks now, the car feels to be tram lining plus a general feeling of looseness and floating around on the road.
The previous owner has fitted 94 rated tyres which I know are wrong but have a lot of tread left so I don't really want to change them until I need to. Could this be causing the car to feel how it does, or is it just how the car handles anyway.
Any advice would be great.
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If you haven't had low profile tyres before, they do seem to tramline more than standard wheels. However, the issue might be helped by checking tyre pressure and getting a good wheel alignment done, as certain set ups exacerbate it.
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Thanks for the advice, I've had a wheel alignment done by a local tyre fitters, it was done by a lad who used to work at the Adelaide Alfa dealer, he said they had several people come back with tyres worn down on the inside edge after around 6000 K and this was the settings they come up with that he has set on my car
TOTAL TOE +1.9mm

HALF TOE +0.9mm / +1.0mm

CAMBER -01deg 16' / -01deg 05'

CASTER +03deg 32' / +03deg 55'

King-Pin Angle +05deg 46' / +05deg 46'

Include angle +04deg 29' / +04deg 41'

Steering angle dif. at 20 deg
Max Int Steering angle
Max Ext Steering angle
Set Back +00deg 33'

TOTAL TOE +2.2mm

HALF TOE +1.1mm / +1.1mm

CAMBER -01deg 19' / -01deg 37'

SET BACK +00deg 00'

THRUST ANGLE +00deg 00'

Track difference -00deg 11'

Car feels pretty much the same as before, he made no mention of any wear anywhere,
plus i also had the car checked at an Alfa specialist in Brisbane before i bought, it they made mention about wear to anything either, so I'm presuming that must all be good.
The tyre fitters also said that because the car has a wide short wheel base and low profile tyres that it can cause the car to tramline on uneven road surfaces.
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My q4 is set up perfectly and sometimes tramlines when there are ruts in the road from lorrys driving on soft Tarmac. Just occasionally happens and only at low speeds. I'm on 18" rims.
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Not specific Alfa info BUT --- if the car wanders without steering input then it's often down to castor being out ie. not enough .
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