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Old 07-24-2020, 11:29 AM   #201 (permalink)
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Its bad enough where I'd rather have the super light weight steering vs super heavy weight.

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Old 07-24-2020, 11:37 AM   #202 (permalink)
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You need more PSI!

I drove my first Mirage with EPS disabled, and it was manageable. But definitely heavier than the Metro/Firefly (factory manual steering, with bigger steering wheel diameter).

Probably not suitable for a driver with less upper body strength than my extensive and dedicated training regimen affords me.


EDIT: I think you also have 20mm wider non/LRR tires, no?
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I used to run wider tires, but I've been running stock sized LRR tires for a while now.
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If the tires are almost worn get new ones; it is way easier to steer tires that have good thread depth.
And PSI, as much as reasonable (shorten the contact patch).

My wife's old 1998 Suzuki Alto has no PS because it has nothing that could potentially be left out. It was heavy to steer until it got new tires, just before we sold it to my mother-in-law when we won the I10. It made a big difference.
I may have to drive the Alto to the junkyard next Monday if it fails MOT, but it has served us and many others well.

The I10, incidentally, had a faulty PS sensor twice and was a real pig to steer then. Upping the tire pressure a bit made all the difference though, from safety concern heavy to just heavy at low speed.
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The first cars I ever drove were local variants of the Opel Corsa B, and didn't have power steering. But it was not that bad at all.
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This past weekend I went over to my brother in laws house for a mini LAN party where we played Call of Duty. I left there about 1 am and had the country roads to myself. So, I decided to take it slow and see what mileage I could eek out of the Mirage on my 18 mile trip home. Snapped the pic once I got home.


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