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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 01-21-2005, 02:40 PM
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I've noticed this for the last few weeks. The steering wasn't like this before. It's a bit more vague and less communicative. It's not in my head, I've other friends drive my car to confirm this.

I can't pinpoint a cause. What could it be? I recall clearly the days when it was tight and just perfect for my needs.

Other than a thicker rear sway bar, are there other alternatives to improve the steering feel/handling of the car? (assuming there's nothing wrong mechanically)
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I've noticed this for the last few weeks. The steering wasn't like this before. It's a bit more vague and less communicative. It's not in my head, I've other friends drive my car to confirm this.

I can't pinpoint a cause. What could it be? I recall clearly the days when it was tight and just perfect for my needs.

Other than a thicker rear sway bar, are there other alternatives to improve the steering feel/handling of the car? (assuming there's nothing wrong mechanically)
Have you checked your tire pressure lately? Overinflated fronts could make your steering feel lighter....

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Old 01-22-2005, 01:36 PM
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Caused by good weather...

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Have you checked your tire pressure lately? Overinflated fronts could make your steering feel lighter....

Alex
Exactly, and we have had seriously warm weather that coincides with his loss of steering feel. Tire pressure goes up 1 PSI for every 10 degrees F, and the road gets pretty hot with all this sunshine...
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Stupid tip, but check your power steering fluid....if it's low it can make the steering feel weird.
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