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Old 03-04-2013, 09:02 PM   #16561
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So I got my alignment done in order to fix the slight pulling I'm receiving from my steering wheel when on the highway. Didn't really fix the problem, the guy told me that I needed new bushings and tie rods. Could this be the reason for the pulling?
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:49 PM   #16563
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:15 PM   #16565
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:55 PM   #16566
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So I got my alignment done in order to fix the slight pulling I'm receiving from my steering wheel when on the highway. Didn't really fix the problem, the guy told me that I needed new bushings and tie rods. Could this be the reason for the pulling?
Could be anything from a left to right caster difference (bent strut towers) or anything else bent. Ideally, you should replace it all if you expect perfection.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:36 AM   #16567
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So I got my alignment done in order to fix the slight pulling I'm receiving from my steering wheel when on the highway. Didn't really fix the problem, the guy told me that I needed new bushings and tie rods. Could this be the reason for the pulling?
It's possible, have it checked out. When i went from my stock 17's to the 18" beyern mesh wheels I needed an alignment because the car was all over the place. After that it was perfect, but I did have my control arms, bushings, sway bar links and both tierods done about a month before that.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:46 AM   #16573
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:51 AM   #16575
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I'm knife edging an extra throttle body I have sitting around. Lots of hand filing, and my hand slipped once.

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It's possible, have it checked out. When i went from my stock 17's to the 18" beyern mesh wheels I needed an alignment because the car was all over the place. After that it was perfect, but I did have my control arms, bushings, sway bar links and both tierods done about a month before that.
Yeah the guy doing the alignment showed me worn bushings and told me my tie rods were messed up as well. Looks like more maintenance is coming up. Yay
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:24 AM   #16577
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anyone happen to know the part number of the screws that hold the SAP valve in place are? i'm trying to order them now and cant find them
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:13 PM   #16579
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What is the benefit to this?
I don't know if there will be a benefit, our intakes are already very well designed.

All this will do is make the airflow through the throttle body just a tad smoother. Maybe move my power band 1/10 a millimeter.

But yeah, it's even sharper now.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:57 PM   #16580
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I don't know if there will be a benefit, our intakes are already very well designed.

All this will do is make the airflow through the throttle body just a tad smoother. Maybe move my power band 1/10 a millimeter.

But yeah, it's even sharper now.
that's a traditional throttle body right? now a DBW?
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