Join Date: May 2009
Location: Nowhere, Special
I took my car to the track again for the first time since my new engine/suspension/steering install on Saturday and I have one problem.
Seems the steering is way more sensitive than it was before. The slightest input on the steering wheel yields a large result at the tires, so much in fact, that the car is very difficult to drive at the limit and required constant small corrections, something I didn't have to do before these parts were installed.
The stuff I installed was an MM k-member, standard offset Fox a-arms w/delrin bushings, MM/Bilstein sport coilovers with 400# springs, cc plates, steering shaft, aluminum rack bushings, bolt through bumpsteer kit, shortened sway bar end links, sway bar bracket re-enforcements, XD rear LCAs, 250# rear coilovers, and a PHB. Also installed was an AGR 15:1, firm valved rack.
I took care to center the k-member and rack and I did have to re-install the shaft as it was on wrong the first time but fixed before the track excursion. The alignment settings were max caster (just under 6 degrees is all that could be obtained), 2.5 degrees of negative camber, and 1/16" of toe in. I didn't get to set bumpsteer but the condition is obvious under all surface and throttle/braking (or lack therof) conditions so I've put that aside as a possibility for now. Also, it doesn't pull or drift on the highway.
My feelings are that the rack has a valving issue but before I start going down that road, I figured I'd ask everyone here if they've run into any similar issues or if anyone can think of other causes for this. Sorry for the long post.
Last edited by MJ91GT; 08-18-2009 at 10:19 AM.