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#1 TexasQuest

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:42 PM

How hard of a draw would converting to electric rack & pinion steering be on our electrical system? Driving around in new cars all day has me thinking, but I know our electrical systems have been suspect from day 1.
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.





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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:05 PM

I think if you can handle doing a steering rack conversion you won't have any issue with also setting up the an electrical solution for it. Really it wouldn't be hard.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:50 PM

Yea but would our electrical system handle it you think?
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Zoom clutch, Fidanza flywheel, Stedebani shifter, KSport coilovers, ST swaybars, abs delete, a/c delete, cruise delete, JVE, BSEK, TEP steel brake lines, LSP braided cooler lines, CX Racing radiator,  MK1 silicone hoses, MK1 pullies, *DM hard pipes & intercooler,14G turbo, ported exh. manifold, MAF Translator, 3.5" GM maf, Turbo XS RFL bov, *DM 3" exhaust, Cusco front strut bar, TEP rear strut bar, Enkei 92's, HKS turbo timer, AEM wideband, AEM boost gauge, AEM oil pressure gauge, Hallman boost controller
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:46 PM

You would probably lose road feel. All new cars have electric steering and get ripped for lack of road feedback.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:21 PM

or u can custom retrofit an electric steering column (with the motor assist directly attached to it), from newer cars
like they do in old hot rods. Videos on youtube
you'd have to custom mate the column end to the steering box(or rack if converting)
u can dial in the "feel"/amount of assist by the twist of a knob(~$35 ebay iirc)

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 08:22 AM

The stock alternator is garbage but doing a GM alt swap will solve those worries for you.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 04:50 PM

I've got the 100 amp Hyundai alternator, just didn't know if that is enough.
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:28 AM

100 amps is 25 more than stock and should do the trick. I don't think cars with standard electric steering have anything special as far as alternators go.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:27 PM

Watching closely! I have been considering this swap for a while, primarily to tidy up the engine bay and get rid of one more engine driven ancillary.

I am considering a GM steering column - in Aus/NZ/Europe it would be easier to get an Opel Corsa/Holden Barina column but in North America one from a Saturn Vue is supposedly almost the same. Then I would use an S13 240SX/Silvia cross member cut up and adapted to the stock engine mounts, and then de-power the rack properly (or somehow find a non-power steering rack that suits an S13. Just would need to sort out attaching the GM column to the stock braces, and get couplers to work between the GM column and Nissan rack.

I would also like to retain the speed sensitive assist, and also have the ability to switch between different modes (ie Touring, Sport, Track etc).




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