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Old 11-23-2007, 11:57 PM
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Hey guys... I have a big dead center in my steering after loosening the steering rack and removing the shaft, and putting it all back together.

All I can think of is its the bolt torque, but I swear I went as far as I could...

Any ideas?
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:15 AM
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haha....we dont care about that....we just want to know what you thnk about the shorties!
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:00 AM
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I'm not sure what you mean by "big dead center" . But I had to have a Wheel alignment done after my install, 'cause the steering wheel wasn't centered properly after it was put back together.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:01 AM
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Honestly they've surprised me. Lots of torque is back that I lost from SLP loudmouths and from CMDPs. The power increase is really noticeable, im happy with that part.I'm not saying it will be for every car, I just think my car was flowing too much non-compressed N/A air without the correct scavenging out of the head.

All popping and gurgling on de-accel is gone, which sucks, but would suggest the car is scavenging much better and pulling the leftover exhaust out of the valves before they close.

Anyways, need steering help!
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:09 AM
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I thought it was the X-Pipe that ended the sound you're talking about. But I wasn't sure, because I had the X-Pipe and Shorties done at the same time.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:14 AM
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By 'dead center' I mean that when the steering wheel is centered there is dead inch to the left and right. So I have to steer an extra inch to get the wheels to start turning. Everything is centered right, its just the steering on either side doesnt start until I go an inch in either direction. And I cant hold the wheels straight either, since its dead space in the steering wheel's middle/center and an inch on each side.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:25 AM
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get underneath and have someone steer...you should be able to tell if the steering link moves immediately or not
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:28 AM
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Did you just tell me to let someone in my drivers seat and let them touch the steering wheel?

Ill assume you're joking.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:36 AM
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honestly mr red locktite
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:39 AM
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