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rattling steering at high speed

i am experiencing rattling on the steering wheel when i reach 80 to 90 mph (on my friends private race track! ). i have had the tracking done and checked and changed one of the bush's. i have also had new tyres balanced and fitted. there is some improvement but it still isnt as smooth as it used to be. any ideas?
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Re: rattling steering at high speed

I would suggest that firstly you check all the bushes, secondly any bushes replaced should always be replaced in pairs as opposed to a single bush - keeps your stuff balanced. I would also suggest you check you have matched pair of tyres on the front both in terms of condition and make, also try having the wheels rebalanced - for the cost it's worth it.

I hope some of this helps, maybe someone with more experience may help you further.

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Re: rattling steering at high speed

Make sure your tyre pressures are correct too. But I suspect this probleam still lies in your front lower arms and probably the ball joints, could beas simple as the drop links or as nasty as track rod ends or shock top mount bearings, but all of these make the steering wander, and if there's knocking over bumps then it's probably those shock top mount bearings, though the drop links knock too on these cars when the bushes wear out.
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