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Old 09-30-2012, 07:05 PM
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Default Steering wheel is/feels extremely stiff

I just recently bought my 350z and right away I noticed how much force is needed to turn the wheel left and right when I'm turning.

I am just wondering is this how it is for every 350z? Or is there something that I need to fix, repair, or replace?

Thanks for all your help guys I appreciate it
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:35 PM
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What kind of car are you comparing it to? My civics steering was much lighter, so is my dd sentra. Overall i think the Z is a rough car, steering, clutch, shifter, etc, but i love it! It feels like a real mans car
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:36 PM
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my nissan maxima.
after driving my new 350z for a week now, i went back to my nissan maxima today to go somewhere and the steering wheel felt unbelievably sensitive compared to the 350z -_-

do i need steering wheel oil or something?
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:17 PM
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The most performance cars have stiff steering; especially the Z. If I'm on a track, canyon road, or just driving and I need to swerve, I want stiffer steering. It (for me) prevents from over steering.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:58 PM
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check power steering system. Is stiff, but its not THAT stiff, any whining when you turn the wheels?
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:58 PM
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your maxima is FWD, will feel totally different than a z btw.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:43 PM
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Mine is pretty stiff compared to most other cars iv driven, I really like it.

To check that you're in spec, at least when it comes to the 08 model, it's 66 in-lb of pulling force. You can measure it with a fish weight scale.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:28 PM
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Check your tire pressures.
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