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Does anybody know of a way to tighten the steering on our cars? Maybe a closer ratio steering rack? After a full season of autox me and a few other drivers noticed the same problem I have on tight courses, too much steering input needed! The steering seems slow going through slaloms and tight corners. Anybody have any suggestions? TIA


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the steering on my car feels very light and doesnt have much feedback.. it also requires alot of input to really get the car to turn so I was wondering about this too. BTW i have a '95 SER
 

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try the energy steering rack bushings w/ synthetic fluid. that's what I use anyway.
 

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If you think the steering is slow on an NX, you should try a 200sx. Yikes! I think someone tried using a classic rack on a 200sx a while back, no dice though.




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hey Brian, do ya'll have those bushings in stock? I still need to come up there to get the partial refund on the SMC shifter, so when Im in I'd like to get those bushings too.. just checkin
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Son Of Skyline asked:
Does anybody know of a way to tighten the steering on our cars?...The steering seems slow going through slaloms and tight corners.</font>
Are you sure you're not boiling your fluid? I had similar problems in my SE-R when autox'ing. There is a fix that Adam Kim posted to the SE-R mailing list about a year ago. Bascially, you want to use the PS tank from a 200sx. According to Adam, the only mod you need to make is to shorten the hose from the tank to the PS cooler as the 200sx tank is larger.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Driven97:
If you think the steering is slow on an NX, you should try a 200sx. Yikes! I think someone tried using a classic rack on a 200sx a while back, no dice though.


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The B13 rack won't work on a B14? Damn, I had one cheap to try. Did it not bolt up, or was there something else?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by grailer:
Are you sure you're not boiling your fluid? I had similar problems in my SE-R when autox'ing. There is a fix that Adam Kim posted to the SE-R mailing list about a year ago. Bascially, you want to use the PS tank from a 200sx. According to Adam, the only mod you need to make is to shorten the hose from the tank to the PS cooler as the 200sx tank is larger.


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I'm not sure if there is a problem or if its just the way the car is. Basically, it seems that I need to turn my steering wheel alot to make it go through those slalom sections. Its like in other cars I may need to crank the wheel 160 degrees, but with my car its like 190 degrees for the same section.




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I boiled my ps fluid at Shannonville (a road course!) this summer.

I'm going to be installing a ps cooler kit that Ben Rockwell and Kyle Gilliand make. Let me know if you want me to send pics once it's on (BTW, I don't have it yet).
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by grailer:
Sounds almost like an alignment issue - perhaps front toe? Could be air in the PS fluid too.


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That's probably it. I'll have to get it checked. I autocross a lot so it's probably that. I have a friend who is going to show me how to do it at his shop. Actually that sounds like fun
 

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In my Classic the steering feels a little slow. I have to feed in the steering early and I had a top local driver (4x Nat Champ Solo II) and he said that the response was a bit slow compared to other SE-R's he's driven.
I have noticed lately that my steering wheel gets cocked sometimes. When I make a hard sweeping right to get on the freeway the steering wheel is cocked like I'm making a right turn and when I go left the same thing happens except towards the left.

Any ideas?
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">spnx asked:
Let me know if you want me to send pics once it's on</font>
Sure, I'd like to see it - any word on the oil cooler they were working on? For me, that's a bigger issue with oil temps cracking 260-280f on hot summer track outings.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Trys_Hard observed:
In my Classic the steering feels a little slow... When I make a hard sweeping right to get on the freeway the steering wheel is cocked like I'm making a right turn and when I go left the same thing happens except towards the left.</font>
Sounds almost like an alignment issue - perhaps front toe? Could be air in the PS fluid too.


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Anyone have any suggestions on how to tighten up the steering on a B14? I will be changing the fluid, and doing the lock to lock thing, anything else i could do? I don't like the loose feeling very much, even my mom's sunfire feels better than the 200...
 

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You could tighten up steering feel by getting the ES steering rack bushings. By taking out some flex from the rack your car will react quicker to input. Also try a smaller steering wheel. The erst is up to the car's design. I also agree that the steering in our cars (B13) could be a little quicker. Then again, I used to have a Miata...
 
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