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Old 02-05-2021, 01:29 AM #1
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Steering wheel doesn’t go back to centre position after shocks and UCAs upgrade

Hi everyone,

I got installation of new shocks and UCAs.
After upgrades I noticed that my steering wheel can’t go back to centre position/ 12 o’clock position.
When I am driving I release my steering wheel it pull/turn right slightly.
I have checked alignment specs I am in specs.
Pretty confused any other things can cause that?
Did I get lemon job for my upgrades?

Thank you all!
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Hi everyone,

I got installation of new shocks and UCAs.
After upgrades I noticed that my steering wheel can’t go back to centre position/ 12 o’clock position.
When I am driving I release my steering wheel it pull/turn right slightly.
I have checked alignment specs I am in specs.
Pretty confused any other things can cause that?
Did I get lemon job for my upgrades?

Thank you all!
More caster will usually solves that issue.
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Sounds like you just need to adjust the tie rods. Shop should have done this, but you can, too:

How to Center my Steering Wheel
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A lot of us have a pull to the right even when aligned, myself included. I have no noticeable tire wear as a result, but I do have to counter steer.
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right pull...

Could this be caused by the rear axle being off center some?
Would be nice to fix this.
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Hi everyone,

I got installation of new shocks and UCAs.
After upgrades I noticed that my steering wheel can’t go back to centre position/ 12 o’clock position.
When I am driving I release my steering wheel it pull/turn right slightly.
I have checked alignment specs I am in specs.
Pretty confused any other things can cause that?
Did I get lemon job for my upgrades?

Thank you all!
It's not stated specifically, so the question - did you get an alignment done after the installation?
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A lot of us have a pull to the right even when aligned, myself included. I have no noticeable tire wear as a result, but I do have to counter steer.
This will sound strange to some people, but some states, including mine, REQUIRE a vehicle to be aligned so it pulls to the right. The reason, is if you fall asleep, the car will drift off the road instead of into oncoming traffic.

Even if aligned right on a flat surface, a car will pull to the right due to the crown they put on roads to better drain water off.
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Post your alignment measurements.
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Caster can affect return to center.
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More caster will usually solves that issue.
According to the paper. Caster now is 4.4 4.3
It needs to add more?
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Sounds like you just need to adjust the tie rods. Shop should have done this, but you can, too:

How to Center my Steering Wheel
Oh. The shop didn’t do this I am sure for that
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A lot of us have a pull to the right even when aligned, myself included. I have no noticeable tire wear as a result, but I do have to counter steer.
Yes. Sometimes I feel that I am pretty weak, I can feel that I use a significant force to counter steering wheel

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Could this be caused by the rear axle being off center some?
Would be nice to fix this.
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Not sure about this. How to check rear axle off centre?
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It's not stated specifically, so the question - did you get an alignment done after the installation?
The shop checked alignment, I am in specs so they didn’t adjust alignment.

Front

0.3 Camber 0.2

4.4 Caster 4.3

0.09 toe 0.10
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Post your alignment measurements.
Front

0.3 Camber 0.2

4.4 Caster 4.3

0.09 toe 0.10


Rear is unknown
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