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  1. 1991 E30 316i - steering tight spot 
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    Just lowered it 40mm all round, new shocks and front strut tops BUT i still have an issue with my steering, thers a tight spot as i straighten up from turning right at junctions ect, its at 1 full turn to the right and pretty much dead straight, the wheel is only ever tight when rotating it left though, i think it could be a tight spot on the UJ from the column to the rack but ive messed about with it endlessly and havnt got any results, apart from occasionaly made it worse :S. anyone got any ideas?
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    Did you get the tracking checked afterwards?
     
     

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    yes mate, all tracking is spot on. should hopefully be getting the other engine in soon, so il get in properly and probably replace the UJ with one from the scrappers and hope it works... lol, il be sad if i've got a dud rack though...? its looking like the bloke doesnt want to sell me the lump anymore but we'l see...
     
     

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    is it a dry rack or power steering ? has the problem only been there since you lowered the car ?
     
     

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    power steering, no it started after i replaced the front rear wishbone bushes with powerflex ones but i also had the struts out because i was planning on putting lower springs in but they didnt fit so they went back togeather with new shocks and thats all, i thought it could of been the strut tops getting tight so replaced them when i got some springs and it didnt change the tight spot, your cars look f***ing sick by the way mate, jaw dropping... i would give anything for my E30 to look like your black one
     
     

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