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Power steering problems

I have a 1997 suzuki escudo when i put on wide mag rims the steering gets hard when the vehicle is at a stand still but with the original rims the steering works perfectly. i have changed the steering box, the power steering pump and the ball joints but the problem still persists. while driving it is ok but steering wheel does not turn if the vehicle is at a stand still. please i need assistance it is difficult to make a 3 point turn or park in tight areas. thank you in anticipation.

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Hi there... you will always have this problem in your vehicle with wide rims. The reason being that there is more tire surface on the ground thus making it difficult to turn while at a stand still. vehicles come with standard tire sizes. they are the recomended tire sises for safety reasons and ease of control. Putting wider tires on it reduces the ease of control and that is why you are encountering tis problem.

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Those Wheels are putting a Strain on the Pump. The Suzuki has not Compensated for the Installation of Larger Tires and Wheels and the Pump will only Handle the Factory Wheels. Notice how Light they are compared to the New ones. Not a Lot that can be done about this Problem.

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