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Old 28th October 2009, 15:45   #1
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Hey guys,
I just wanted to know if there is a way of damping road response, without making the steering stiffer.

I know that one benefit of HPS over EPS is better feedback, but when i'm going fast on like marine drive [from north to south], the feedback i get is a bit too much for comfort.

i have a problematic right shoulder, so it gets scary if i have to take one hand off the wheel at high speeds [for up shifting, down shifting or slapping that irritating passenger ]

If i make the steering stiffer, then city driving at slow speeds will get more painful, so thats why if i can just manage to reduce [not remove] the feedback.
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Old 29th October 2009, 14:43   #2
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The OHC's steering is so communicative, that's one of the best parts about the car. Yes, it can annoying when tram-lining. I know exactly what you are talking about on Marine Drive (experience it everyday). Also, the torque steer in the OHC (especially with stock tyres) is crazy, you literally need to hold the steering wheel straight.

Sorry, but I don't suppose there is a way to reduce steering feedback.

P.S. : Try using the left part of Marine Drive (when going north). It's more evenly layered.

P.P.S. : Do I remember giving a similar answer to a similar question from you before?

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yup.. you did, but that was when i was wondering what the cause of the feedback was.
I saw these steering dampers for bikes and wanted to know if there is something similar for cars.
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Whats an OHC without the feedback. LOL

Reducing tyre pressure will make some difference. Try 29-30psi and see if it helps.

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already running 28. in all 4 tyres
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already running 28. in all 4 tyres
I see you've got 50 profile tyres. Low profile tyres come with stiff sidewalls which prob explains why even 28 psi isn't making a diff.

If i fill 28 in my 60 profile tyres, the steering just goes numb.

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Maybe i'll try a 26 then...
if i go too low can the rims get damaged?
already broken 1 [out of 5]
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I see you've got 50 profile tyres.
That's it! Revert back to OEM size wheels and tyres. Will be easier than modding any part of the car to reduce feedback.
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Maybe i'll try a 26 then...
if i go too low can the rims get damaged?
already broken 1 [out of 5]
26 might be too low. You might end up damaging your tyres. If you plan on keeping these tyres, your only option is to reduce driving speed on bumpy surfaces till your shoulder injury heals.

But if your shoulder prob is chronic, you're better off selling these alloys/tyres and getting 60 profile on 14" rims.

PS : You can discus this with Rudra as he too switched from 50 to 60 profile recently.

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nononononono...
rims look too cool...
will drive slower

Shoulder is a chronic problem neglected physio after a bike accident, its just weak now.
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