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    Noticed something annoying with my vec (amongst other things!!)that whenever my missus is in the passenger seat the steering wheel seems more off center than normal, now before the comments start coming, no she's not a whale!! only 9 stone in weight , christ if she knew she'd kill me for even mentioning this!! car has been set up correctly in as far as the alignment is concerned and using 70kg etc and if anyone knows him it was Tony Bones and his Guys at W.I.M that set it up, does anyone else find this? the more I own this car the more I realise what a load of crap it is and in some ways I will be glad when it's gone, but for now and the foreseable future I'm stuck with it , LOL and if truth be known , I bet I'm not the only one that feels like this, I don't know , what do you do eh!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by old cruiser View Post
    now before the comments start coming, no she's not a whale!! only 9 stone in weight
    If the problem ain't her, then logic would suggest that you need to eat more pie's

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    LOL!! you're probably right there mate
    Cheers Pete

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    What about worn suspension parts. If they were worn then the car would be wop sided and may then pull to the left. Or how about tyre pressures are they all pumped up all round?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    What about worn suspension parts. If they were worn then the car would be wop sided and may then pull to the left. Or how about tyre pressures are they all pumped up all round?
    All seems ok there mate including tyre pressures, only thing I'm now thinking is maybe it's a slightly saggy spring although the car does appear to be sitting quite level from the front.
    Cheers Pete

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    Pete - would WIM be able to help over the phone? I too thought it might be a weak or old spring but it might need someone in the trade to confirm this.

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    Itl be her handbag weighing it down...

    Damn things weigh a ton!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    Pete - would WIM be able to help over the phone? I too thought it might be a weak or old spring but it might need someone in the trade to confirm this.
    Already contacted Tony mate, has suggested measuring the trim height, but as I pointed out to him, this has been measured several times at WIM and has been ok and the problem has always been there since owning the car, what I'm now thinking is, that the steering is very light on these cars and with the extra weight in the passenger side and camber of road could be causing the difference and as the steering wheel is already very slightly to the right particularly on a cambered road , I'm probably having to compensate for this with the steering and more noticeable as the steering is light and sensitive (if that makes any sense) have put this to Tony also and awaiting his reply.
    Cheers Pete

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