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#1 (permalink) Old 03-17-2010, 12:07 PM
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How to tighten/quicken up my steering response

Anyone have any suggestions?

I took it out into the mountains the other day and was wishing for faster steering response, tighter steering response.

I felt like it was quite a chore to get it around some of the turns. Although I'm a bit biased because at the track I drive an S2000, so maybe it was just my imagination/me being overly demanding of my C43.

But I was just wondering if there are any modifications that I can do. I see that people replace their steering bushing, so I figured I'd ask.

Any input or help is appreciated.
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get a smaller steering wheel, that's where it begins! lol
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i changed my steering fluid and it made steering tighter
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try pressure testing your power steering pump pressure, your 43 should have a tight steering response, see if your front lower control arm bushings are cracked, also stiffin up the suspesion"new h&r - renntech - racing springs. can't remember does you 43 have a 119 or 113 engine i know some early 98's had the 119 if it's that check your steering gear box they can be tightned up
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try pressure testing your power steering pump pressure, your 43 should have a tight steering response, see if your front lower control arm bushings are cracked, also stiffin up the suspesion"new h&r - renntech - racing springs. can't remember does you 43 have a 119 or 113 engine i know some early 98's had the 119 if it's that check your steering gear box they can be tightned up
i reallly reallly doubt that any W202 came from factory with the M119. Thou yes a few W202s tuned by Brabus, Kleeman, REN did shoehorn the M119 into the tiny W202 front end.

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hmm. ill look into my bushings, and also about changing my steering fluid.

what kind of difference does changing the steering damper make on our car?
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