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Old 09-09-2011, 06:18 AM   #1
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So im debating to take my powering steering out of my 2000. And just wondering how hard would it be to put back in just in case i dont like driving without it.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:38 AM   #2
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Take the belt off, that will give you a decent indication of how you like driving without it without doing all the work (will be a little tighter than it will be once you remove it completely.) THere is no need for PS on a miata, but if you do ever need to put it back in, its not that big of a deal so long as you don't screw any of the lines up or lose anything from the system.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:16 AM   #3
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Taking the belt off is nothing like driving out PS. It's much MUCH heavier. This wasn't even what he was asking. I'm not too sure how hard it would be to retrofit PS. Not too difficult I'd guess.
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So im debating to take my powering steering out of my 2000. And just wondering how hard would it be to put back in just in case i dont like driving without it.
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Taking the belt off is nothing like driving out PS. It's much MUCH heavier. This wasn't even what he was asking. I'm not too sure how hard it would be to retrofit PS. Not too difficult I'd guess.
Nope, but answered what he was asking AND gave him an alternate/easier solution to his curiosity. Also if you think it's "much heavier" you should probably man up and stop being a vag. I weigh ~135lbs and don't think the **** is hard to steer w/o PS whether you've removed it properly or just knocked the belt off.
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If you genuinely don't think your car feels broken with the PAS belt off there's something wrong with your judgement skills. I can bench my own weight, so no manning up required ta.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:39 AM   #6
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If you dont do a lot of low speed, city, parking lot driving or whatever then I'd suggest ditching it. If you do, keep it. The car I currently own has a depowered rack and I hate it around town. Luckily I have all the parts and will be re-powering it (like you're asking about) in the next week or two.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:02 PM   #7
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PS on a miata is ridiculous. I never drove one with PS, but I'd imagine it takes half the fun away.

If you cant handle driving through stop and go traffic without it, then your obviously a women and belong in the kitchen making me something to eat.

My broken to **** right hand was in a cast and I still drove my **** around no problem. No PS and shifting with my left hand like man.
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LOL hataz gon hate.
I weigh 190 and bench 20 over at least 10 times, and beat the everliving **** out of anyone within 50lbs of me in boxing. I dont think I'm weak.
But that's not even the point. It has nothing to do with having arm strength or weakness. I dont know how much traffic/city driving you've done living where you live, but I'm sure its nowhere near as much as we do here, and that **** gets old real fast. True story.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:21 PM   #9
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thanks for the input guys
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The easiest way to get manual steering is to remove the 2 hoses that go to the steering rack. Loop them so they are in a continuous loop with a barb hose joiner and then pull the power steering pump/compressor. I'm tempted to do it my self but keeping my hands away due to resale value. I guess if the adaptronic works i wont be selling it.


http://www.flyinmiata.com/tech/depower.php

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Old 09-09-2011, 10:32 PM   #11
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yea i not totaly shure how long im going to keep this one this is why i asked
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ps is so nice, turn like a boss without trying. it is probably just as hard as taking it off just doing everything in reverse. i drove a few miatas without ps, **** that ****.
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Well now that the adaptronic is running like a champ WITH THE RIGHT INJECTOR DEAD TIMES I guess i'll be depowering soon!!!
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When i drive another miata with PS i think it's magically... and ice skating.
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I put PS on my car. Turns out the manual rack was damaged (bent) and that's why it was so hard to turn.

Installing is not difficult, but certainly is a pain in the ***, because clearances are tight. Hardest part of taking it off is finding the PS delete pully bracket.
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**** 120 bucks for a bracket.. i guess i'll stay with the PS.
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