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Old 03-12-2011, 09:57 PM   #1
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Is there a cheap bastard version of this:

http://www.bellengineering.net/produ...roducts_id=301
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I don't think I've talked to a single person who has driven a depowered power rack and wanted to keep their power steering afterwards.
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Even with a smaller steering wheel and wheel spacers?
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Yes. Alternative is my used one. Sitting in my trunk right now.

40% off.

Fireeeeee shipping.
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I don't think I've talked to a single person who has driven a depowered power rack and wanted to keep their power steering afterwards.
Anyone with a daily driver? In a crowded city?
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I'm a daily driver in the bay area, and love my depowered rack
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Regarding the depowered rack, My wife don't like it :/ I love it.
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Anyone with a daily driver? In a crowded city?
I DD mine, on campus, parallel parking nearly every day. I would never go back.
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I don't think I've talked to a single person who has driven a depowered power rack and wanted to keep their power steering afterwards.
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I'm a daily driver in the bay area, and love my depowered rack
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That does sound tempting. MiataRoadster is making a rack depowering kit, I may give it a go as I would not mind getting the PS pump and reservoir out of there.
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Even with a smaller steering wheel and wheel spacers?
Damn it buy my cooler
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I already have a PS cooler. Snaked it off the C5, along with the PS pump and lines.

How much easier is it to steer with the seals out of the rack? I've tried a car with a looped rack and it was yuck.
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I've tried a car with a looped rack and it was yuck.
Sounds like they didn't evac any of the fluid. If you get the fluid out and loop/plug the rack, it should be excellent - that's how my car is done.
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Sounds like they didn't evac any of the fluid. If you get the fluid out and loop/plug the rack, it should be excellent - that's how my car is done.
Hmm, I've had mine for several years, and I must say I'm getting tired of it.
Difficult in parking lots and with race tires it takes a lot of shoulder in tight turns. I enjoyed it on the track, kinda sux around the city.
I've got a manual rack on the shelf that a spec racer rebuilt, was thinking of trying it out.

Maybe I've still got some fluid in it, I did it when it people first started doing it.

i had two other thoughts that it might make me faster in autox:

Read a piece by Mark Donahue where he said adding PS to one of their race cars improved their times by like a second a lap - his idea was that with the car so much easier to steer, he could plan more on where to put it instead of having to muscle it around.
Parallel to this is the idea of using your smaller, better controlled muscles in your forearms over the large muscles in your shoulders - more fine control. I recall something along these lines from Midohio driving school or one of my race books.
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anyone else care to answer the original question?

I just re-checked the thread title. It didn't say "how to depower steering rack?"
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anyone else care to answer the original question?

I just re-checked the thread title. It didn't say "how to depower steering rack?"

Check post #2. 30 dollar option.
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Is there a cheap bastard version of this:

http://www.bellengineering.net/produ...roducts_id=301
Buy my begi PS cooler. It is awesome. I have hose and some clamps with it too.
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PM me the price.

To all the others: When PS conks out in WRC cars, they slow down a hell of a lot.
Not that I'm Sebastien Loeb, but I like being able to catch the tail very quickly.
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