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#1 Subaru_Mechanic

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 06:57 PM

when im out on the trails, the wheel will sometimes jerk out of my hands. my thumb is messed up now cause u was drivin over a mound and there was holes on the top and they make the wheels turn and rip a ligament in my thumb. man... is there somthin i can do about this? ive seen the shocks on trucks and was wondering if i would be able to mount up shocks with out welding. i wish i had power steering.

thanx guys:burnout:

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:12 AM

I've never heard of anyone using a steering dampner on a subaru. but I suppose it could be done...


I do know this, however. rule #1 when offroading....thumbs out of the steering wheel!

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:20 AM

huh... oh my fingers were outta the wheel. the front end ju,ped up and when it hit back down i ended up with a almost broken thumb:confused: ...


anyone else have a idea on how to make my steering "easier" ?

I've never heard of anyone using a steering dampner on a subaru. but I suppose it could be done...


I do know this, however. rule #1 when offroading....thumbs out of the steering wheel!



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Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:49 AM

get an ea81 power steering rack and put it in... they are slightly wider so you'll have to be a little bit inventive...

perhaps just ovaling out the holes for the crossmember would be enough? welding on extra support to where you're ovaling would be a pretty good idea though...

while your at it, put an ea81 engine and d/r trans in there...

power steering will solve all your problems...:)



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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:10 AM

how fast were you going?

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:18 AM

i was goin about 10 mph when my thumb was twisted, but when im mobin down the roads the wheel will hit a jole and jerk.

how fast were you going?



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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:20 AM

money is an obsticle. once i pull the engine im workin on alot. and gettin a EA81 is gonna hurt the wallet :-\


get an ea81 power steering rack and put it in... they are slightly wider so you'll have to be a little bit inventive...

perhaps just ovaling out the holes for the crossmember would be enough? welding on extra support to where you're ovaling would be a pretty good idea though...

while your at it, put an ea81 engine and d/r trans in there...

power steering will solve all your problems...:)



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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:13 PM

money is an obsticle. once i pull the engine im workin on alot. and gettin a EA81 is gonna hurt the wallet :-\


if you get an ea81 parts car you're set... and from what you've said you have all the fab equipment you need... if you're really that broke, perhaps a better solution is to go to the gym and work on your arms...:rolleyes:

i used to drive my brat up in the mountains on some pretty sketchy roads... (or no road at all) and i sometimes had a problem keeping the wheel straight but i never had a problem with the wheel going madly out of control and me jabbing my fingers on stuff...

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:25 PM

if the wheel's getting jerked out of your hands, then the car is moving too fast - whether you're creeping over obstacles or rallying a poorly maintained road. power steering will give you more leverage over the wheels but it won't let you go faster-without-breaking-stuff.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 04:05 PM

i know... im gonna see what i can do about dampeners.:confused:

if the wheel's getting jerked out of your hands, then the car is moving too fast - whether you're creeping over obstacles or rallying a poorly maintained road. power steering will give you more leverage over the wheels but it won't let you go faster-without-breaking-stuff.






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