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dirtTurd
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted February 14, 2005 06:19 PM  
I have got a 2 to 1 steering but it feels as though it is a little tight. There is no binding. Is there something that i am missing? Metric front end
thanks

Fastride 38
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 125
posted February 14, 2005 06:54 PM  
Have you run a steering quickener before? Also, I'm assumeing that since the title is power steering you are running power steering?

dirtTurd
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted February 14, 2005 07:28 PM  
no i have not and yes it does
thanks

Fastride 38
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 125
posted February 14, 2005 09:09 PM  
Had to ask sometimes the easy answers get un asked. My 12 to 1 steering box with my 2 to 1 quickener has a stiffer steering feel than most. It's just trying to move everything so fast that it naturally puts the steering box in a bind. If you tried to turn it without the power steering it's next to impossible because of this. You could try running a 24 to 1 steering box which came on most stock chevrolets this may help, but it will kill the quickern a bit. I like the 12 to 1 steering boxes that came on the S-10 and camero's myself with the 2 to 1 box it makes it(with a 17in steering wheel) 3/4 a turn to lock. Hope this helps some.

[This message has been edited by Fastride 38 (edited February 14, 2005).]

leapinlizard
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted February 15, 2005 09:53 AM  
When did 12:1 constant ratio boxes come on S 10's?


Size of the wheel won't matter much. It's still the same amount of turns. You do get momre mechanical leverage with a bigger wheel though.

Why use a 24:1 box with 2:1 quickener? why not just use a 12:1 box?

To the original poster

You need to up the output pressure on the pump to compensate. While your at it, Increase the orfice size to reduce cavitation and future pump problems.

dirtTurd
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted March 13, 2005 07:29 AM  
i have stock pump and stock steering box. how do i increase pressure?
thanks

21racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted March 13, 2005 08:19 PM  
the stock punp is most likly the problem. it was not made for what you are tring to use if for get a goos aftermarket pump set up for racing. i had the same problem until i got one. no more steering problems

dirtTurd
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted March 13, 2005 08:36 PM  
thanks,
thought that i was weak but wanted to make sure.
if any body has one for sale let me know.

leapinlizard
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted March 14, 2005 11:31 AM  
In the back of the pump, where the high pressure line screws in, is a big nut, and behind it is a pressure check valve. Add a 4mm washer, or two, a lot goes a long way, reassemble, go racing! .

Power steering pumps have plenty of fluid movement to satisfy the need. But thier rotating vanes aren't intended for sustianed high RPM. A racing pump is best but a stock pump with decent size lines will last a little while.

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