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Old 28th August 2008, 22:58   #1
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Question Bolero Power Steering Feedback. How to improve it?

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Is there a way to improve the feedback of Bolero steering. The power steering is so vague, there is absolutely no feedback..makes me wonder whether its connected to anything. (BTW, its connected. The truck turns. )

Is it because the power steering is OVER assistive?
Is there any adjustment possible?
Is it because of the OVERLY large steering wheel?
Will a smaller steering wheel resolve the issue (to a certain extent at least)?
If so, i'd like to fix the SWIFT's steering wheel.

Please pour in your expert opinions / prior experiences.

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Old 29th August 2008, 13:47   #2
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Drive a Mahindra without power steering and you'll take back your complaints. Seriously! I don't think much can be done about the PS feedback as Mahindra engineers have obviously focussed on making it feeling *light*. Good in the city.....horrible on the highway. We have to understand that the power steering assembly has been fitted on a pretty vintage chassis, and one that had an extremely vague steering to begin with. I don't suppose the Bolero's steering is speed-sensitive either.

Better tyres would help, but only so much. I say, keep the large steering wheel and avoid any major modification (considering the importance of the steering). A small steering can be dangerous on such a vehicle at speed.
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I know what you are talking about. Broader tyres could make a small difference. But I am not sure if it is worth the expense.

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Is it because of the OVERLY large steering wheel?
Will a smaller steering wheel resolve the issue (to a certain extent at least)?
If so, i'd like to fix the SWIFT's steering wheel.
Why don't you try a AL truck steering wheel.
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Good in the city.....horrible on the highway. .... I don't suppose the Bolero's steering is speed-sensitive either.

A small steering can be dangerous on such a vehicle at speed.
Spot on. Its scary at high speeds. Its not speed sensitive either. Is there a way to reduce the POWER ASSIST?
I guess Innova has a smaller steering wheel. Has it got speed sensitive steering?

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I know what you are talking about. Broader tyres could make a small difference. But I am not sure if it is worth the expense.

Why don't you try a AL truck steering wheel.
Hmmmm..good idea. But i'll have to modify the cabin to accomodate it. Too expensive.
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Looks like you have the exact opposite problem that I face with my MM550XDP. It has extremely heavy steering, especially when I run 10R15 Desert Duelers, and believe me when I tell you that road feedback is not a problem.

Does your Bolero have a steering damper? If not you may want to consider putting in a good heavy duty steering damper to help slow down the steering. Wider tires will also help.

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