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Old 29th January 2009, 08:36 PM
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Anyone considered EPAS?

We make them at work and I'm tempted to give it a go
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Old 29th January 2009, 09:29 PM
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why would you want to ruin your car? power steering is for people that think driving is for getting from A to B. i hope we dont have one of those on our site.

the roadster is light on steering by design. this is because all the weight isnt over the front wheels like every day euro boxes.

the engine in most builds is around 1ft back from the centre line of the front wheels with the gearbox in the middle and the diff at the back. on a normal car the engine, gearbox and dif are over the centre line of the front wheels meaning they are front heavy needing power steering.
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Old 29th January 2009, 10:01 PM
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Well, I have a 2 turn left to right rack and 15" wheels with 195 tyres, Sierra uprights and its canny heavy to turn.

Its only because I work on them at work on the bench and I wonder how they will work in a light car...

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Old 29th January 2009, 10:21 PM
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HI Steve
Iv considerd EPAS for my car. I have standard escort rack and it can be a little heavy when parking. I was whatching some guy drifting in a seven on you-tube and he was spinning the wheel with a flick of his rist. Can only think it had some kind of power steering.
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Old 20th February 2009, 08:45 PM
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Corsa electric power assist comes up on ebay, someone was doing a controller for it so you can tune it for a little assistance at speed and loads at park speed.
Not really needed on a light seven unless you have a seriously quick rack.
If anyone is using a Sierra rack to get a quicker rack use a Sierra power steering rack, No pump, with the fluid pipes full and looped together
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Old 27th February 2009, 01:40 PM
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I did some work on EPAS in the early 00's hated driving any car with it fitted. All the steering feel is artificially added and use to be incrediably difficult to get a good feel.
If a control box would just allow it to assist at parking speeds and them ramp out completely at say 15mph it may be of some use, you'd have to check the torque outputs and gearing calcs from steering wheel to road wheel for the rack your going to use.

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Old 27th February 2009, 06:51 PM
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i drove my car for the first time at the weekend and i would have to say that i don't think there is any need to fit any steering assistance in any form, the design of the suspension makes it really easy to drive and easy enough to turn when stationary too, even with my larger engine.
What fun though!
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