i'm having major steering problems with my 94' 9c1. this car drives like it's on ice. the steering never has a "rest" feeling to it, what i mean is, when driving in a straight line the wheel always feels like there is pressure on it. the wheel has a bit pf play, but nothing to drastic. it just never feels like other impala's or caprices i've driven. almost like there is no power steering at all. kinda drives like my dad's 54 studebaker. it never feels like it's centered. ruts in the road pull and push this thing all over.
the only suspension mod done is a set of intrax springs on the front with 95 roadmaster springs on the rear.(the rear intrax's were too low for me)
the front sets a bit low but also sets uneven. the left tire tucks the right sets flush. measurement from ground to fender is 26.5" on the drivers side and 27.25" on passenger side. measurement from the center of the tire on front is 62 15/16ths and rear of tire is 62 14/16ths.
i've had it aligned 3 different times with no improvements. the only thing that is not within spec is the camber. they all say all the shims are out and that it is as good as they can get it.
-1.1 degree is it's measurement. the caster and all the other measurements are within spec.
i was told the steering box was bad, so i replaced it with a new gm box,... no difference. still drives the same. all the ball joints and tie rods are good. haven't changed the idler arm (sp?)
what do you guys think could be wrong? bad springs, too low,car is a p.o.s.? i'm starting to really hate this car. i'm not opposed to raising it back up or anything, i only wanted to bring it down to stock impala height anyway, but i have seen other b-bodys lower than this one.
any suggestions on what i should do, or mabye shops in the dfw area i should take it to? i'm ready to toss a match into this thing!!!please help me out .
sorry for the long post.