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Steering in cupra mode feels light

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by arronleeds, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. arronleeds

    arronleeds Active Member

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    For some reason when the cars in cupra mode the steering doesn’t feel stiff, it feels stiffer when it’s in dynamic mode, I know my tracking is out and needs sorting and also I’ve been told my shocks are leaking, could this be the cause?
     
  2. BoomerBoom

    BoomerBoom Active Member

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    Yes and yes. The higher the speed the worse it will get, the tracking alone makes a huge difference to handling but if your shocks are badly worn then the tyre can bounce completely off the road.
     
  3. arronleeds

    arronleeds Active Member

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    So this could be why in cupra mode the steering feels like it does In eco? Cheers
     
  4. LouG

    LouG Active Member

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    I'd be surprised. The amount of castor (especially this), camber or toe change to affect steering weight that much would quickly show in tyre wear patterns. It sounds more like a mode control issue.
     
  5. arronleeds

    arronleeds Active Member

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    How are they even controlled? Electrically?
     
  6. LouG

    LouG Active Member

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    It has an electric rack assist with a progressive ratio. I assume the weight is controlled by the level of power assist. Easy to do on electric racks.
    I don't know why it feels like it steers quicker in Cupra mode though.
     
  7. arronleeds

    arronleeds Active Member

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    Gonna get this booked in, the car feels awful at high speeds, the steering wheel is way too light, I darent even go round a sharp bend fast
     

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