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Old 06-21-2012, 10:44 PM   #31
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Did anyone try looking on the ends of the rack bar?
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:00 AM   #32
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I think it's ironic these spacers come with the "handling package" and it makes turning handling worse. I got the handling package specifically for the wheels, I didn't know it was going to make sharp turns less sharp... Even going through fast food drive throughs there's an obvious difference.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:48 AM   #33
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This just makes me feel better I got the SE.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:59 AM   #34
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When you get a car with a "Handling Package" it is meant to handle while driving and parking lot navigation takes a back seat to it. The 18" tires with the PS3's on it are amazing. Yes, my wife's Mercury Mountaineer and my Mustang have a tighter turning radius, but life is a balance and I will take the driving expiernce it gives and live with doing a K turn to get into a parking spot ... but that's just me.
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When you get a car with a "Handling Package" it is meant to handle while driving and parking lot navigation takes a back seat to it. The 18" tires with the PS3's on it are amazing. Yes, my wife's Mercury Mountaineer and my Mustang have a tighter turning radius, but life is a balance and I will take the driving expiernce it gives and live with doing a K turn to get into a parking spot ... but that's just me.
I guess... but there are people with the lower trim steering gears and Ti tires that don't have rubbing. I think you'd pretty much have to be landing off of a railroad bump with the wheels turned all the way to get rubbing so the 4ft loss in the turning radius is just annoying.

I just think it's funny that my old Escape had a better turning radius... but it makes U-turns on busy streets impossible and I hate to have to do a K-turn instead of a U-turn on a 4 lane road with a 40mph speed limit.


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Did anyone try looking on the ends of the rack bar?
Not yet, maybe when I finally take vacation time?
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I think my 4Runner has a better turning radius. I'm going to compare it to my SE.
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When you get a car with a "Handling Package" it is meant to handle while driving and parking lot navigation takes a back seat to it. The 18" tires with the PS3's on it are amazing. Yes, my wife's Mercury Mountaineer and my Mustang have a tighter turning radius, but life is a balance and I will take the driving expiernce it gives and live with doing a K turn to get into a parking spot ... but that's just me.
RWD cars often have a better turning radius than FWD cars.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:41 PM   #38
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I asked a tech to check while I had mine in the shop the other day, he said he couldn't see any, and said it is more than likely in the steering column.

I'll be honest, I am very much regretting the handling package. I live in Toronto, and 95% of my parking is underground, with very tight cornering and parking spots. It's about a year since I bought it, and I'm thinking I may trade it in for something with a better turning radius. Not something I want to do though since I love everything else about the car =(.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #39
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I've got Ti wheels on my SE and have never heard any rub on tight turns.
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I've got Ti wheels on my SE and have never heard any rub on tight turns.
Just put a set of 245/35/19s and no rub in either direction in reverse or forward. So im wondering why they put limiters... Especially on their very Safe 18x8 wheels. If I owned a TI it would have 235-245 45 18s. not 235-40-18s
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