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Old 10-17-2005, 01:37 PM   #11
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I believe that the rack in the SSEi is variable, or variable effort steering...

The Standard rach will ramp up the assist at low speeds, and after 20 mph the assist will drop off.. I forget what the ratios are off the top of my head...

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Yes, it is variable effort in all SSEi'* for sure.
But Bill'* 95 has the TV2 RPO for the two valve electronic as well...Thats really intresting as to why. Bill you have done a fair ammount of front end work to your 93 have you not? suspension, ball joints..that kinda thing?
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I can't believe no one else said it. "Yes Bill..you are nuts!, LilPookey is merely agreeing with you to make you happy" (j/k)

Are the pump rates different between the years? That could account for the difference.

Dr. Bob had mentioned that 96+ were programmable to a degree and he had his programmed for firmer response.
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From what I have seen the newer gen variable assist 96+are adjustable, but are usually set in a good spot to begin with..
Bill..maybe the 95'* power steering system is a little bit gummed up? Maybe a system flush would help clear out some of the crap...?
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Steering wheel cover? I've got one right now and it reduced steering effort by moving my hands a little further out.
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Steering wheel cover? I've got one right now and it reduced steering effort by moving my hands a little further out.
I think I speak for most of us..

(j/k ...it'* an idea most wouldn't have..could be...now if Bill had a steering wheel cover would it be the fluffy racoon pelt look?)
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Ok, my cover matches the interior as close as I could find. It'* just there to cover up the fact that the "leather" on my steering wheel is coming off in little pieces and turning black.
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The upgraded suspension on the 93 should make no difference in a straight cruise on the freeway, and the steering difference is very obvious in that situation. Alot more steering input is required on the 95, but there'* no looseness.
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Again, there is a ratio diffrence between racks... Again, I hope to have more info in a few days

Also my 95 SE has T2V as well

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