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lowered spring perches

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hey, anyone tell me what a lowered spring perch is, or have a pic of one? I am driving an 02 that is very hard steering at slow, parking speeds, but handles great at speed. In a pack of reciepts I got with the car it said something about lowered spring perches, wonder if this changes caster as well....

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Guest Anonymous

They make 3 different spring perches. Some are simply thicker than others. It is the rubber pad that the springs set on. Thinner ones lower the car.

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Guest Anonymous

Maybe someone replaced the classic Jackie Gleason wheel with a small one?

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Guest Anonymous

Tire pressures

The wider the tire, the harder the steering

Brand of tire--some are harder to turn than others

lubricant in the steering box

binding tie rods

sticking idler arm

sticking/rusty upper strut bearings

diameter of steering wheel.

Unless the front end geometry has been drastically altered by lowered spring perches, they shouldn't have any affect on steering effort.

Check it out

Mike

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what's the offset of the rims you are using. I had the very same problem and it was due to incorrect offset of the wheels. You need around et30. The lower the number the worse the effect. I had et18 and was developing POPEYE forearms. Went to et35 which is very close to the strut but clears, now velvet handling at very low speeds.

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