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Old 10-20-08, 01:31 PM
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FD Suspension/Steering Sloppy - Transitions, Slolams, Low Speed

Symptoms:
Very poor steering response at low speed transitions, slolams, etc.
Heavy memory steer.
Heavy resistance to turning the steering wheel left to right / right to left.

Current set up:
Koni 8211
RB Springs
RB Front Sway
OE Rear Sway
OE Wheels
Toyo R888 245/45/16

Potential Fixes (my thoughts):
Tires?
Steering rack bushings?
Springs w/ higher spring rate, eibachs?
Old Koni shocks (leaking slightly from upper adjustment)?

Has any body else had to tackle this issue before? Can you please let me know what to look for? Thanks!

PS: Sorry to cross post here and suspension forum.
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Old 10-20-08, 02:19 PM
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might want to post alignment settings

the only time i had issues of that nature was when my alignment was off. in one instance it was off b/c of a bad bushing.
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Old 10-20-08, 04:36 PM
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Front Camber -3
Rear Camber -2
Toe 0 (perhaps a little bit toe out in the front, but practically 0)
Caster 6
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Bump this. Steering wheel also has serious "memory steer". On a WRX or STI steering rack bushing are a cheap and easy fix. Your thoughts?
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Have you verified the rack bolts are not loose?
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I was just reading a couple of threads about this exact possibility. I am going to check right now.
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Bolts are tight. Bushing feel nice and hard. The passenger side one is busting out a little bit. Picture below. Probably nothing.

Any other ideas.

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