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Adding power steering to a CRX

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by projectxspeed, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. projectxspeed

    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    Is it possible to add power steering to a crx by swapping parts? If so which steering rack would I use? Or is this just a one of those anything is possible with enough $$$.
     
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    it can be done ....but i have to ask. WHY??? the car is easy to steer and very responsive with the manual rack....i wouldnt waste the money and time
     
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    I am thinking of auto-x and I want all the turning power i can get.
     
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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    What parts would I use to add power steering?
     
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    I autocross with my rex and there's no need for power sterring.
    the car handles and corners just fine with a manual rack.

    The car is very responsive, easy to control and I much rather preffer the car the way it is, you get a lot more dynamic feedback. I also think power steering would be over kill, you'd end up going into a corner and most likeley loos control as you'd oversteer you vehicle.

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    if you think you need power steering then your not ready for an autox

    I also notice you're still looking for a crx, as for autocross, I wish I didn't have the crx, as any mods done to the vehicle bump you into a class like street prepared that can be very aggressively dominate by the small little fiero's and m3's

    If you're only looking for a rex to autocross I'd look into a civic hatchback as after you've done somethings to the car you can still run in a class like street touring

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    if you're looking for one as a daily driver fun to drive car than go for it
     
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    use a rack from 90-93 integra. and power steering accessories such as pump and hoses from a 92-95 del sol with a d series motor... thats if your running a d ....if running a b hook up the 90-93 teg stuff.
     
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    I am looking for a daily to have fun with. Thus the high revin' motor / lightweight car. I might go to auto-X once in a while but this car will not be religiously deitcated to it.
     
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    Don't take this the wrong way but if you need power steering in a crx you need to take the skirt off. I think that my crx with gsr fat fives rims and azeni tires is easier to steer than my friends 2000 ex with stock tires. The only time I could see it being somewhat useful is in parking lots but I never had a problem. I have owned a 4th gen civic for over 5 years and my crx for a year and a half and never had a problem.
     
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    power steering on a crx or any 4th gen honda is worthless. plus it steals horse power. it would be a waste of time to put power steering on the rex in my opinion.
     
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    guys guys guys I work out all the time I can bench 60 whole pounds B) .
     
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    My crx isn't real hard to turn even at a standstill. When the power steering broke on my old pathfinder, that was HARD to turn. I would save the money and buy something else thats cool imo. :)
     
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    Does anyone know how to install a manual steering rack into a civic coupe. When the gsr was swapped into the coupe I didnt do anything about power steering. Now I need to pass inspection and thats one thing I need to do and I dont want power steering
     
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    I wanted to do this too but then convince with a new smaller steering wheel and some new rim condoms that I dont need power steering.
     
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    Can anyone help me out? I know this was an old post lol
     
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    you shouldnt need it, i had 17"s on my crx and had no problems steering
     
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    I need it to pass inspection. Otherwise I would just say fuck it. I need manual steering mounts but I dont know how to install it.
     
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    why do you need it to pass inspection? if the car didnt come with power steering from the factory than why does it have to have it for inspection?
     
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