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P/S into CRX

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by K2e2vin, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I'm about to swap out my steering rack for another DX, but remembered Hondata's race car setup with a early 90s MR2 P/S pump. I want to try something like this but I want to use the fastest rack I can find thatll fit the CRX.

    From the searches, I've found mixed info about using a DA P/S rack and a 88-91 Civic sedan rack. Which one has a faster ratio and will they fit into a CRX with no problems?

    Thanks, Kevin.
     
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    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    I don't quite understand why you even need power stearing in a crx, the car is so light as it is , it requires barely any strength to manovoer. and the feedback from the stock setup is a plus.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I just want quicker steering(faster ratio). I remember reading awhile back that the P/S racks were slightly faster.
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Omni and ATS make a faster steering rack gear, as does I think Toda and Spoon.

    Other than that, I'm sure you could screw with the pressure or the racks and rig something up.
     
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    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    if you use a power steering rack you can remove the power steering components and loop the pressurized tubes back around themselves

    honda tuning did a how to on removing power steering
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Yea I've been looking at that(though, imo, it's not really cheap).

    I found a DA P/S rack, but I abandoned the idea because to me, the improvement isnt significant(like 3.5 LTL vs. 4 LTL, the Quaife is 2.8 LTL).
     
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    $250 isn't cheap? A good header costs at least $350, exhaust $400, suspesnsion $700....modifying a car is expensive that just how it goes. $250 seems like a bargain to me. I'm going to get that rack eventually.
     
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    My swap(D15B VTEC w/60k miles, P28, ebay header, dohc zc transmission, and a eg civic intake i didnt need) was $270. I'm a cheap modder; trying to save money for a house, bills, school, and my next car(Miata).
     
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