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Old 10-17-2005, 02:58 AM   #1
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Ok, sanity check today. Both Lilpooky and I both drove the 93 and the 95 today. Althought both have FE2 and SHOULD have the same rack, the 93'* steering is MUCH tighter in a GOOD way. Noticably so. What gives? These two cars SHOULD steer the same, but even at 55mph in a straightaway, you can tell the difference easily.
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Ok, sanity check today. Both Lilpooky and I both drove the 93 and the 95 today. Althought both have FE2 and SHOULD have the same rack, the 93'* steering is MUCH tighter in a GOOD way. Noticably so. What gives? These two cars SHOULD steer the same, but even at 55mph in a straightaway, you can tell the difference easily.
u sure its the rack, maybe its something simple like different tires.... i know my steering tightened up with new tires maybe thats cuz the eagle ls tires that were on it had no tread left on them, bald as hell like my cousins tires on her car but she could care less (my family lol)
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It'* not tires. It'* the rack and it'* feedback/turn rate.
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I know SE'* and SSEi'* have a turning circle difference of around 3 feet, favoring the SE'*. Are you sure your SLE came with the variable assist steering?
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Is it possible that the rack has ever been replaced in the SLEeper? I think I read somewhere that although the rack is the same in the H-body family, the valving is different. In other words, tighter for the bonnies, more "floaty" for the Lesabre'*, etc. Whenever they are replaced with a 3rd party part and the core is sent in, they get "lumped" into a pile and you never really know which you get. At least this is by best guess, barring any difference from 93 to 95'*.
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check for the electrical connector on the 95...it may not have the variable assist
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I need to check my RPO label and build sheet. By default, if it gets the FE2, it'* supposed to get the better rack.
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I need to check my RPO label and build sheet. By default, if it gets the FE2, it'* supposed to get the better rack.
Bill I think there are some control diffrences... I think in your SSEi the steering can be rampped up or down depending on the roadspeed situation...

I think on the 95 Its just Variable effort, and the system makes no changes to the ratio...

In a couple of days or so I should have more info on it...

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the SSEi should have the T2V RPO that is the two flow electronic I would tend to say that you have the FE2 rack in the SLE but not the T2V
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From the 95 SLE'* build sheet:

FE2 HNDLNG RIDE SUSP
FW1 MANUAL CCR
T2V 2 FLOW STEERING
Y52 PERFORM/HDLG PK
Y98 ELECT RIDE CONT
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