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    Default Power steering sensitivity

    I thought the power steering on my 2003, 2.2 would have had better speed sensitive steering than it has as I find the steering doesn't really stiffen up that much at all at cruising speeds on motorway as did my old Omega, anyone else find this with their Veccy's.
    Cheers Pete

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    I didn't know we had that on the Veccy's...

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    As far as I am aware none of the pre-facelifts have, and I have doubts that the facelifts have either. The SRI and GSI have a slightly faster steering rack than the other trims, which makes it more responsive, and other than that the 'Sport' switch (as part of IDS-plus or IDS-plus2) sharpens up the turn-in, and perhaps more (Someone will undoubtedly enlighten me). The last time I heard of power-sensitive steering on a mainstream model was on the Ford Sierra Sapphire (I've never had a Vectra 'B').

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    EDIT..

    sorry O.C.. you just can't post that..

    as per our many many previous posts on the subject, members can't post information from TIS or EPC or any other copyrighted software system on here.. it's illegal and we, the moderators and admin are legally liable for the content of this site...so we will get in trouble with F.A.C.T..
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    Sorry mate , wasn't thinking
    Cheers Pete

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    The previous Vectra B had it on SRI and GSI models
    Sadly it was dumped for the Vectra C, sorry to see it go
    It really could have done with it due to the larger wheels, it just feels awful having to GRAB the steering wheel at high speed to keep it straight!

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    you need to get your car sorted then... all the one's i've driven are firm and straight.... no need to grip the wheel at all....the steering is nicely weighted..

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    mines 100% better now I have had the tracking done.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post


    you need to get your car sorted then... all the one's i've driven are firm and straight.... no need to grip the wheel at all....the steering is nicely weighted..
    Slightly off topic I know, but when I had a problem with the steering pump on my last Vectra, and was told I could carry on driving it until they replaced the pump, on asking about what would happen if it failed at high speed the VX engineer told me there was no assistance at high speed. Was he wrong? I don't notice any less assistance at high speed

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    I don't need to GRASP the steering wheel, only GRIP it as per normal driving
    Unlike the Vectra B with its speed sensitive steering where you could pretty much take your hands off the steering wheel and it would drive straight, even over bumps at high speed
    At low speed both vehicles allow steering wheel control with just one finger, but with the Vectra C you can also control the vehicle with just one finger, there is just no difference in feeling with higher speed

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