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Lowering with no powersteer

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Has anyone lowered a car without power steering? What difference would it make from having it monster truck ride height and when I lower it to the steering? How much harder would it be to steer?

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Re: Lowering with no powersteer

In all honesty, I don't think it makes any difference. The tyre width is what makes the steering harder.

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Re: Lowering with no powersteer

Yeah, that's what I thought but I was told otherwise.
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Re: Lowering with no powersteer

I don't think whomevers telling you this knows very much. As I've lowered loads of cars over the past 10-11 years. The steering never changed unless we put wider tyres on.

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Re: Lowering with no powersteer

Yeah it makes no difference.
Also when I had my XF with 225 14inch wheels and tyres all round and changed them to 235 17 inch all round the steering was heaps lighter. I dont know why.

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Re: Lowering with no powersteer

You'll probably find the 235/17's were narrower tyres even though they were 235 width. You can't go by just the 235 size you have to take into account the tyre wall as well. Tyre sizing is just weird! I wished they'd all use standardised measurements.

My old 255's were wider than a set of 265/14's. Go figure?

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