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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 19, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Power steering pressure

I have done the quick ratio steering box. Overall it works very well but I'm still working a few bugs out. First, sitting still it really helps if I rev the motor a little to make turning the wheel easier. So I assume I need a tad more pressure. I have a new pump and I have done the modifications to the pump control valve, but I guess I need a bit more. My control valve has the "glued in place" adjustment, so it's a crap shoot how much I have moved it. I ordered this valve https://www.summitracing.com/parts/tff-5554 to replace it so we shall see what that does.



Also I have strange feedback through the wheel. When entering a corner, just driving around, I feel the wheel fighting to stay straight, but as I turn further suddenly the wheel wants to turn on its own and I'm holding it back. I'm running 5.5* caster so I thought it would want to pull straight the whole time. Thoughts?

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Re: Power steering pressure

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Also I have strange feedback through the wheel. When entering a corner, just driving around, I feel the wheel fighting to stay straight, but as I turn further suddenly the wheel wants to turn on its own and I'm holding it back. I'm running 5.5* caster so I thought it would want to pull straight the whole time. Thoughts?
What mods have you made to the front suspension? Must be modified as I can't see you getting
that much positive caster out of the stock suspension. I'm guessing you're experiencing bump steer.
You'll have to read up on it to understand what causes it and thus how to correct it.

Al

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 19, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Power steering pressure

I have tubular upper and lower control arms with Moog ball joints. KYB shocks and new rag joint. The car is lowered front and rear. The rest of the steering components were there on the last steering configuration, and are all in good shape.

I recently changed the alignment specs, but it didn't help.

Current settings:
RF
-.5* camber
+6.75* caster

LF
-.5* camber
+ 6.5* caster

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 19, 05:36 PM
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Re: Power steering pressure

I was considering the same valve, very interested in your outcome.

Thanks,

Jeff


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