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Old 06-06-2005, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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used I havn't driven my car for a month or so, been driving our family beater ford taurus ( use this car to haul shit in) for a month. After I got it out of the body shop, the car has been sitting in my garage awaiting some new forged rims & tires. Right before I put it in the body shop, I had my dad go put on new tires. Yoko's AVS ES100 235's all around. I finally drove my car around yesterday and it feels like the steering has tightend up a lot. I used to have conti-sport tires and the steering wheel felt a little more free. The dealer had told me that my power steering hoses are leaking, but I checked out the hoses and are free of any liquids spewing out nor any drops on my garage floor. Nothing obvious tells me they are leaking. It doesn't feel like the power steering/pump is gone. Anyone felt a change/feel in their steering wheel after putting new tires? Or is it just me being used to the taurus?

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Taurus to bimmer? Yeah, if you DIDNT notice a difference, I would have to come and revoke your bimmer driving rights :P

Actually, going from my stock 15's to my 18's, the steering felt WAY better, and its probably because there is more tire width touching the ground
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Going from my stock 16s to 19s I get WAY more feedback through the steering. Its a huge difference.


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Taurus to bimmer? Yeah, if you DIDNT notice a difference, I would have to come and revoke your bimmer driving rights :P

Actually, going from my stock 15's to my 18's, the steering felt WAY better, and its probably because there is more tire width touching the ground
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I noticed one hell of a diffrence with new tires on my car. Steering tightened up a bit and felt more responsive.

Then again I destroyed my previous set of tires in parking lots so that could be the cause.

However I despise my new tires for reasons i choose not to go into here. I'll never buy yokohamas again.
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I feel that every time I drive one of our e34s after the Audi.

And the weirdest event was me driving after driving go-karts the whole day... wow. I thought something was extremelly broken on the car lol. I had to actually pull off and check everything out lol.
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