Steering Rack Calibration

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Does anyone offer a revised map or calibration for the steering rack ? Is this anything someone could do or look into doing?

It seems like since it rides on the can bus that it would be tunable in the sense that the magneride should be tunable as well (and i know some companies offer suspension tunes for it as well)

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Does anyone offer a revised map or calibration for the steering rack ? Is this anything someone could do or look into doing?

It seems like since it rides on the can bus that it would be tunable in the sense that the magneride should be tunable as well (and i know some companies offer suspension tunes for it as well)

Thank you,

-Foo1
The companies that offer suspension tunes do it by replacing the whole Magenride computer. Which is why they are usually $1200+. I believe ONLY Ford is able to flash the stock Magneride calibration.
 
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Sounds like an awful lot of trouble. The steering feels great now IMO with the Steeda front control arm bearings. Way better than stock.
 

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What do you want to achieve out of tuning the rack that is different than the 3 steering feel mode?
This really is the question. What is your end-state?

I posted a request similar to yours in the vendor forum a few months back, but haven’t heard anything — I could care less now though, after installing the Steeda control arms with stiff bushings my steering feel and response became all I wanted it to be and more.
 

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This really is the question. What is your end-state?

I posted a request similar to yours in the vendor forum a few months back, but haven’t heard anything — I could care less now though, after installing the Steeda control arms with stiff bushings my steering feel and response became all I wanted it to be and more.
Ahh I am with you there. I cant say I notice the electronic steering anymore with it Sport mode and the upgraded control arms. It just feels, natural. And it really tightens up with heavier cornering load, like really tight. I need a firm grip on the steering wheel as it loads up. As much as I want and then some.
 

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Ahh I am with you there. I cant say I notice the electronic steering anymore with it Sport mode and the upgraded control arms. It just feels, natural. And it really tightens up with heavier cornering load, like really tight. I need a firm grip on the steering wheel as it loads up. As much as I want and then some.
Well said. IMO it’s BMW’s wizardry hydraulic steering morphed into a modern electric-rack-assisted Mustang. Damn near perfection.
 

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Well said. IMO it’s BMW’s wizardry hydraulic steering morphed into a modern electric-rack-assisted Mustang. Damn near perfection.
Also well put sir. I wouldn't doubt it. Now I haven't driven any of the BMW M cars so I'm clueless as to what that would feel like, but I think you and I know how vague the stock Mustang steering was.
I have heard a few people that didn't like the new BMW M steering and actually like the S550 steering better. I think what I was seeking was good, solid feedback as to what the steering was doing and tight and direct response, particularly at high speeds where it gets a little eh. That is all gone now. And now the car responds instantly to steering input. I like it so much better that I want to get a nicer steering wheel to match that tactile feel to the solid feedback I'm getting.

On another unrelated note, I find the S550 strikingly similar to the BMW cars the more I learn about them.
 

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Also well put sir. I wouldn't doubt it. Now I haven't driven any of the BMW M cars so I'm clueless as to what that would feel like, but I think you and I know how vague the stock Mustang steering was.
I have heard a few people that didn't like the new BMW M steering and actually like the S550 steering better. I think what I was seeking was good, solid feedback as to what the steering was doing and tight and direct response, particularly at high speeds where it gets a little eh. That is all gone now. And now the car responds instantly to steering input. I like it so much better that I want to get a nicer steering wheel to match that tactile feel to the solid feedback I'm getting.

On another unrelated note, I find the S550 strikingly similar to the BMW cars the more I learn about them.
100% agreed :beer:
 

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I was looking for a way to stiffen the steering up myself as well and after reading your tip I went and checked out the steeda product, it says its directed at lowered cars but mine is stock height. Would this product still work for my intended application even at stock height?
 

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I was looking for a way to stiffen the steering up myself as well and after reading your tip I went and checked out the steeda product, it says its directed at lowered cars but mine is stock height. Would this product still work for my intended application even at stock height?
You would just need the bushings (or bearings if you go that route). I would call them up and hear what they can offer. They may be able to take some OEM arms and insert the bits for you; a good call if you want to avoid a tedious install.
 

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I was looking for a way to stiffen the steering up myself as well and after reading your tip I went and checked out the steeda product, it says its directed at lowered cars but mine is stock height. Would this product still work for my intended application even at stock height?
Yeah just get the tension link bearings. Steeda sells them as well as J&M and I believe Cortex.
 

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