after putting 18" deep dish rims on my soarer the steering wheel was a bit violent to the left hand side, i got a wheel alignment done and there is still play in the steering wheel, turning the steering wheel gently from side to side the front wheels dont move but the steering arm as seen in the engine bay is moving quite a bit, is there an easy fix to this?? Can anyone offer me any advice on this problem thanks team azza
Worn steering rack bushes make the steering feel vague and disconnected, particularly around centre. Replacing these made a huge difference for me and is definitely recommended to be done along with the lower control arm bushes. When you think about how much effort a power steering rack must exert on the steering arm to turn some wide rubber in a carpark, it's no wonder these wear out.
Mine were so worn that successive alignments over the years had shifted the rack to one side. When the new bushes went on and the rack was repositioned to where it was meant to be, my steering wheel was off center by about 30 degrees. Apparently this is common as most Soarer's steering rack bushes are shot.
Much tighter and direct steering were immediately obvious as soon as I drove out of the driveway.
Both sets of bushes can be purchased from Andrew Vlamos at VFT Bushes.