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Posted by Karl Haug on July 07, 2000 at 20:26:08:

In Reply to: Fixes for Vague Steering on 540i? posted by Dan on July 07, 2000 at 15:54:13:

Tires can make a gigantic difference in steering feedback. I'll never forget how a loaner set of Dunlops instantly turned my Porsche into a Buick Roadmaster. Several posts have commented that the OEM Continentals aren't great tires, and you might see if you can temporarily swap your present tires for something else like Michelin Pilot Sports. Alternatively, try running the front pressure temporarily up to 45-50 psi and see if things improve. Finally, call Tire Rack and talk to them to see if they have any suggestions, or visit their web site and see if your tires have gathered any user feedback.

Wheel alignment can also degrade steering feel. If you have a REALLY good alignment shop in your area, it may pay to have your alignment checked and optimized for steering feedback. Toe and caster are the parameters that need looking at.



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