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      08-17-2011, 08:17 AM   #1
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335d harder to turn?

Is it normal for the 335d to be harder to turn that the 328i? I had a loaner and i noticed that the wheel was easy to turn and my d is pretty stiff.
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Sport Package, bigger wheels/tires, heavier car...could all attribute to a difference in feel, but I don't recall ever noticing that when I've had a 328 as a loaner.
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Probably sport package. My 335d has about the same steering stiffness as my 135i did.

I think my 135i had a quicker ratio but I might be imagining that.
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d is heavier because the engine is heavier and it has hydraulic steering the 328 is electric my 330i is much lighter than my 335d
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      08-17-2011, 05:40 PM   #5
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I love the heavy feel of my 335d..
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it could be servotronic.
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Tires can also make a big difference.
When I changed from Direzza Star Specs to RE760s the steering got a lot lighter.


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Is it normal for the 335d to be harder to turn that the 328i? I had a loaner and i noticed that the wheel was easy to turn and my d is pretty stiff.
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I dont have the sport package and my winter tires are hard to turn too. I think its because its not electric steering.
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If they are like Euro 335d then it will have Hydraulic steering rather than the rubbish electric assisted steering you are used to in your previous E9x
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If they are like Euro 335d then it will have Hydraulic steering rather than the rubbish electric assisted steering you are used to in your previous E9x
Well put.
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What are the pros and cons of the different types of steering?
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Pro's to Hydraulic, more weighty steering at higher speeds. Better feedback through the wheel.

Pro's to Electric........Nothing.
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Pro's to Hydraulic, more weighty steering at higher speeds. Better feedback through the wheel.

Pro's to Electric........Good for girls.
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