STEERING Wheel Vibration

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by the5.ohh, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. the5.ohh

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    Yeah it was definitely up there in the holy shit I might die tonight category lmao.
     
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    Exactly why I refuse to use an impact to install wheels! 80 lb ft with a torque wrench is enough
     
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    I would have drove to the nearest cop shop lol

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    I dont know what your belief's are but your always protected. Also I just ordered prothane bushings for my oem sway bar and modified sway bar end-links for maximum motorsports. Hopefully this chase down my issue with steering wheel vibration above 50mph. If this doesn't cure it then my step is the brakes. In my mind I know it has to play some type of role because those are only things that are original on my car that would cause that problem.
     
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    I passed an unmarked at 100 plus, he didn't flinch. I was almost at the police precinct when I lost em.
     
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    agreed! unfortunately i was the one that mounted and balance my wheels when i had my tires put on.
     
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    Bump.. tires were rebalanced, alignment is done. Still have a nasty shimmy in the wheel. Could a bad rack and pinion be the culprit? Only other things that aren't changed are the inner tierods and front A arm bushings, and they look fine.
     
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    have you considered the terminator rack and pinion joey? not sure if thats the issue but probably is a worth while investment
     
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    I have, but theres a kit I have my eyes on from AGR, its very similar to a Termi rack minus the shorter turning radius which I wouldn't want anyways.
     
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    do evaluate, im considering going the termi route but if theres something better im all ears (eyes?...)
     
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    Compared to a stock 94-98 rack I think a little more. Termi racks don't have as large of a turning radius.
     
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    congrats joey, you just put another 3-4 hundred dollar part on my buy list hahah
     
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    Wheel bearings, ball joints, tie rods, control arm bushings, brake caliper brackets tight? Are you sure its coming from the front, is it in the steering wheel or you seat?
     
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    Steering shaft?
     
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    Joey before you blow 200-400 on a terminator rack or AGR. Look at the rag joint on your steering shaft and inspect bushings for sway bar and end links. This is the problem I have with mine because the race wheels put more stress on stock oem rubber components. I have poly urethane sway bar end links and bushings from maximum motorsports. They are not installed yet. Those are the only things that are original in my front suspension, everything else is replaced.


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    Ive read that buying a terminator rack can be a hit or miss. Cus when they are rebuilt they use the same components as any mustang rack. So unless it's new or came off a terminator you could be getting Just a regular rack with the terminator part number.

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    Yessir, all good. At 45-55 MPH its in the steering wheel, 55 and over its under my seat and not so much the steering wheel.
     
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    I'll check the shaft. Swaybar endlinks and swaybar bushings are new.