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Old 04-15-2013, 04:01 PM   #54
Blktrax
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Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Havelock, NC
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2002 WRX 209K Mi.
2012 Impreza Sport Ltd.

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Originally Posted by jsteg View Post
Because it is...adding that much air pressure over what is recommended just for the sake of "better steering response" at the sacrifice of contact patch and possible traction especially in wet weather, is bad advice!
Plus the added wear on the suspension as the tires absorb some of the road shock.

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Originally Posted by jsteg View Post
Steering wheel being centered is strictly cosmetic. I can adjust your alignment 100% correct and make your steering wheel 90 degrees off center. You'd never notice any difference in handling or tire wear either.
1/2 Correct - True there is no difference in handling or tire wear.
1/2 Incorrect - The steering angle sensor for VDC on automatic vehicles will activate or throw a DTC if the angle is more than 10 deg off without a variance in wheel speed left to right - front to rear. I see it when wrecked vehicles are repaired at a body shop and are driven without the zero point reset.
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