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    Steering assist increase

    My partner has a 2012 abarth as her dd, thanks to me! She loves it but we moved recently and she's been doing a lot more Highway driving. She tells me on longer trips the steering is too heavy and the car's twitchy. I think we can take care of the twitchiness with a little bit of toe-in, but I'm not sure how to approach the steering feel. Can the electric boost be increased? I did some searching and it doesn't seem like this has been asked. Bonus points if the change doesn't effect sport mode. She still like the heavy steering for the mountains!

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    Welcome to the forum. If you are having twitchiness, you are on to something having the alignment checked and then going from there. As far as steering effort, can't think of anything other than checking and adding more air pressure.

    This reminds me a little of when we got our Stelvio. The new Alfas have very, very quick steering. It took me more than a little bit to get used to it. Now, I don't even think about it. I'm thinking that given time, the twitchiness feeling in the Abarth would likely also be something that eventually wouldn't be noticed.
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    My '18 has the same twitch in the steering. My alignment shop said they could make adjustments to minimize that, but I finally realized it's the instant response of the steering. I realized I was moving the steering wheel slightly when driving. With my truck and longer wheelbase cars I get no twitch but the 500 responds instantly to slight wheel movements. The car also follows road ruts more than other cars and, since it's narrower than semis, one wheel will be "in the groove" the other towards the crown. A warranty alignment helped but mostly I've retrained the way I steer.

    You could also take it out of sport mode, when not needed. That'll help lighten the steering feel and maybe help MPG. I run 42/32 pressure in my tires, about 10% higher than recommended, and rotate every 5K miles. If tire wear isn't even that can also affect steering.

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    Welcome to the forum. You might want to get a front wheel alignment. Hows the tread wear on your front tires. I run the recommended tire pressure, front and rear. Check you tire pressure too. How many miles on the 2012? Front struts, might need replacing. Small cars have twitchy quick steering, she must not be use too. What kind of car did she have before the 500?

    There is no adjustment to the power steering rack, except pushing the sport button the steering gets tighter.
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    Also tires make a difference. You don't say whether the car has 16" or 17" rims. I had the Pirelli P-Zeros on 17" rims and changed to Michelin Pilot sport AS4 tires which are excellent and less twitchy.

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    I suggest lubing the intermediate shaft. The joint is right near your knees when sitting in the driver seat. I have to lube mine with spray lithium grease about once every 6-9 months. It is a very common issue that should be looked after as any maintenance item should. May or may not be the OP's problem.
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    I think the steering is pretty light when not in sport mode, which is how I drive it maybe 60% of the time (and just about always on the highway).
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    Wow, lots of support, thanks! Her previous car was an acura Integra. The abarth has 30k on it! We found it at a truck dealer who got it for cheap as a trade-in. Carfax is clean but it had 3 owners that all put 2k-3k miles on it before selling. I did the free power mod and it's otherwise stock. Tires are brand new vredestein quatrac 5, 195/45r16. We live in the pnw so she needs do-everything rubber.
    It's sounds like there's not much I can do. I'll talk to my alignment place and see what they can do, and do some steering maintenance. The wheels are stock but she likes the look of more modern 10-spoke wheels so changing them is an option. Any recommendations on sizing?

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    Personally, I'd stick with the stock tire/wheel sizes. You can go with the 17's. They'll handle a bit better but the ride is rougher. Some people like the 15's for the softer ride, better in snow, and slightly more protection if you rub a curb. (Most Fiat wheels I've seen have scratched wheels. It's really easy to brush a curb.) Tires on the 500 wear quicker than most cars. Factory usually last around 30K, so for good winter performance you might be looking at new tires around 20K, give or take.

    If you go shopping, maybe you could use the Tirerack link on this page when purchasing. They have a good search engine and help support the site. I usually buy tires/wheels locally, but it clues me into what's available and what I can expect to pay. The stock bolt pattern is 4x98mm, but if you find a 4x100mm wheel you love, they can be installed using wobble bolts. That'll give you a wider choice of wheels.

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    What year Acura Integra, did she own? My wife traded her Honda Predule, in for the first version Integra. That was one sweet car.



    If you decide, on new tires, for the Abarth. Choose Michelin pilot sport. Discount tire carries them, so does the Tire Rack. I have them on my 500. Just love them.
    Last edited by smark; 04-18-2021 at 02:02 PM.

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