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      08-11-2011, 07:22 AM   #1
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My 335 with active steering and 50000km has a slight on-centre "deadness" at slow speeds. It's hard to explain, but there feels like a slight pulsating/wobble to the steering wheel on-centre and you can feel some very slight resistance to turning. I might be just over sensitive, but I thought I would throw it out to the crowd here to see if anyone else has experienced this.
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At which speeds are you experiencing this slight wobbling feeling from the steering wheel? Throughout my experience, one reason why you would be feeling a steering wheel oscillation would be due to the imbalance of the front wheels and tires. If you have not had your front wheels/tires balanced within the past 10,000 miles, it would be something to consider.

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Also, a soft control arm bushing or a worn tire can cause steering wheel vibration.
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I replace my sway bar bushing with oem ones and it smooth it out. Btw my car only has 34k miles
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At which speeds are you experiencing this slight wobbling feeling from the steering wheel? Throughout my experience, one reason why you would be feeling a steering wheel oscillation would be due to the imbalance of the front wheels and tires. If you have not had your front wheels/tires balanced within the past 10,000 miles, it would be something to consider.

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The tires are only about 5000km old. I replaced the OEM runflats with Hankook V12s. I thought at one point the numbness might be due to the different tread pattern and/or slightly different tire size.

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Also, a soft control arm bushing or a worn tire can cause steering wheel vibration.
I will have to get the dealer to check the bushings next time I'm in as I don't know what to look for.
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I have the hankooks as well....which side are you feeling the resistance when turning? I feel that when turning left, and it appears to be the driverside wheel....

The funny thing is, all this happened after I got rid of my OEM RFT and got into the Hankooks......

I've came to this conclusion, Falkens>Hankooks.

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My 335 with active steering and 50000km has a slight on-centre "deadness" at slow speeds. It's hard to explain, but there feels like a slight pulsating/wobble to the steering wheel on-centre and you can feel some very slight resistance to turning. I might be just over sensitive, but I thought I would throw it out to the crowd here to see if anyone else has experienced this.
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I have active steering as well....
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