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Old 3rd October 2006, 22:36   #1
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I would like to know how can one make a non power steering car steering lighter so that its easy to drive ?

Any comments / suggestion will be good.

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Old 4th October 2006, 08:36   #2
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Try inflating your (front) tires to a little more than you normally do.

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Old 4th October 2006, 09:02   #3
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Worn out bushes and suspension ends make your steering harder. Check for that. Caster makes a difference. Lesser +ve Caster will free up your steering but makes your car wander at higher speeds. Freeing your Rack and pinion steering by adjusting the tensioners will also free up your steering at the cost of your steering chattering.
So it looks like you have no really viable option

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dude, take off your front wheels . lol

no, i dont think you can make it feel lighter by doing anything. maintain the right tyre pressure & get the steering checked for play.
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My zen's steering became lighter with lots of oversteer when i put an upsize tyre on my stock steel rims.....But do not try this ...
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My non PS ikon runs on stock size 155/80/R13.
Its got bare grip in city and id definitely dont dare to venture on the highways with these tires.
Since recently,i've been thinking of 175/70/R13 size tires at the rear and leave the front as it is. The upsized rears will give marginal extra grip during sudden braking/oversteer conditions.
I'd recommend the same to u.
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Install large diameter steering wheel, like ones in old fiats.
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Try inflating your (front) tires to a little more than you normally do.

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Will this make life horrible for front passengers ?
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Sorry for opening an old topic, but i need to know this.

I am planning to upgrade my tyres on M800, i dont mind loosing 1-2KMPL mileage, but i need lighter steering rotation like i have got now on my stock tyres(not 100%, but i can manage), Please suggest me tubeless tyre size/dimension for my M800 where my steering handling becomes more lighter.

b/w I have gone through a spine surgery and need easy steering. M800 is infact easy to steer when in motion except from stationary position and U-Turn, please advice good tyres?

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For Ambassadors we will beusing the bearing type suspension by replacing the bush type suspension.

This kind of altered suspension will be having more life than the Bush type.It will be like very smooth steering rotation.
I dont knw abt Maruti 800,But u can also enquire with ur mechanic with this type of design.
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I have gone through a spine surgery and need easy steering. M800 is infact easy to steer when in motion except from stationary position and U-Turn, please advice good tyres?
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Hi, check if the steering rack has a damper - loosening it will reduce steering effort.

At higher speeds though, steering will feel disconcertingly light.
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@dmaheshkumar, @im_srini, The Steering is currently loose and if i am alone in car, its equal to a power steering, but with load its a different case.

I want to know with what tyre (Radius/Size) change i can expect the current steering settings? I have heard people saying bigger sized tyre, steering becomes hard. Please suggest me few Tyre spec where i can have the same loose steering.

I am running on 145/70-R12.
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