|02-07-2010, 06:38 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Drives: 370z 6MTRep Power: 4
Play on steering wheel
I have my Z for little over a month now with 3k km. on it, enjoying it ALOT I must say.
However I notice some play on my steering wheel, I am not sure if this is normal or not. When I drive in a straight line I can shake my steering wheel quite a bit to left and right without anything happening.
To be honost it is not that annoying as it seems, I just notice it quite well. I am used to luxery cars and never really experienced it.
So is anyone else experiencing this, if not anyone know what could be wrong?
|02-07-2010, 10:04 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Not in Sunny Florida
Drives: 09 370Z MB Sport PkgRep Power: 17
I don't think you should have a play on the steering wheel itself. it might feel like that if you are driving in the snow...
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|02-07-2010, 11:26 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Puerto Rico
Drives: 09 Nissan 370Z SR M6Rep Power: 4
If you are on winter tires on dry roads, the treads are much deeper and the tread blocks are much more flexible than the summer tires. The sidewalls are also a bit softer. So you might be experiencing this slop.
Or....you have not yet upgraded all your steeering/suspension parts with Unobtainium--the material of choice for racers---racers that can afford it. Rubber bushings, multiple linkages, etc all lead to slight delays in the response of your steering wheel. As the car ages, the links loosen up and the delays will increase slightly. Couple that with the winter tire issue above and you will notice "slop" in the steering response.
And of course our cars have speed sensitive steering. So steering inputs at higher speeds have less impact than those at lower speeds.
I doubt Nissan will tell you anything is wrong....Unless you are talking 1/4 turn with no response....then you have an issue.
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|02-07-2010, 02:20 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Drives: 09 370Z Red AT SportRep Power: 5
Didn't know we had speed-sensitive steering! Thanks for the info...
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