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Steering and other questions

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Makalaza, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Makalaza

    Makalaza New Member

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    Hello everyone - here comes another dumb question, I have just recently replaced my control arms , ball joints, sway bar links and put new front brakes on my VR ute and it doesn't feel right. What I mean is that the front of the car feels really light, like my steering is light. I like to feel the road when I drive. What I mean again is that when I drive my VX, I can feel the control I have while driving down the road like the front is heavier, gripping the road and I feel the control I have, but with my VR I feel every bloody bump on the road and when I turn a corner, my tyres squeal a little bit ( I have checked my tyre pressure and it is perfect). It just feels a little bit unsafe. Any suggestions or am I just crapping on?
    Cheers Mark
     
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    Did you get an alignment? Won't exactly stop the bumpiness but it won't track side to side if that's also happening.

    Did you do the shocks also?
     
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    Get your tirod ends checked out. I know replacing a worn out one on my bus made a huge improvement. Even more so once I had an alignment done.
     
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    Get an alignment done.....That'll give some feel back to the steering


    Bumps....Replace the shocks....I have a feeling, they will be stuffed, causing it to bounce all over the road and will also give some feeling back into the handling side of things.
     
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    I think your on the ball mate. I just lifted the car up and put stands under and one side hangs downs and touches the ground when the other side is up in the air. Any suggestions on strut replacements? I'm not a rich man (like everyone) so try not to be too exspensive. I could probably still use the springs. Thanks again everyone for your input.
     
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    I had struts rebuilt cost me $120 (both sides) plus parts and that was remove from vehicle and refit included.
     
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    Also vx & vr are different cars with different history so can't expect them to be the the same.
     
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    wow who rebuilds struts nowadays ?? AFAIK everyone just replaces these assemblies.
     
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    Workshop next to work.
     
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