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Old 02-28-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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Question alot of play in steering

we think while driving down the road, even more on windy days or ruff roads there is way too much play in the steering wheel and is hardto drive. has anyone done mod to put a shock or something to reduce the play in the wheel?

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Old 02-28-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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steering stabilizer shocks might be your best answer !
If it already has one or two they may be wore out !
If it doesn't have any I would recommend installing them as your unit gets older things get looser but not out of serviceable limits .
I would recommend them even on a new unit .

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Old 02-28-2012, 08:50 PM   #3
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You might want to do a check with the rig stationary to see how quickly the steer wheels start to move when you start turnng the wheel. What you're sensing as "play" in the system might actually be a very slow response of the front end to steering inputs.

I found our rig to be slow responding, but then I compared it to the 35' transit coaches I'd driven and concluded it was a yaw inertia issue and not really fixable. After a few trips, I got used to it.
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