View Full Version : Power Steering or Not?

07-21-2010, 11:30 PM
I'm newer to racing and I was wondering if I should keep the power steering in my car. I was considering installing a 2:1 steering quickner if I done away with the power steering. Any thoughts on horsepower gain as well?

07-21-2010, 11:40 PM
definitly keep the power steering. very hard to steer on track without it. dont know anyone that doesnt have it

07-21-2010, 11:48 PM
No Power Steering....you hit wall

07-21-2010, 11:57 PM
With all the new power steer pumps there is little hp loss, If you install that quickener with no power steering, and finish a feature, I would not tell you a thing. "you would have to have arms like hulk hogan" That quickener makes a big difference but without power steer impossible to turn.

07-23-2010, 12:16 PM
I lost power steering last season 3 laps into a 25 lap feature, with a 2:1 quick steer. Not to brag, but I can bench press about 275-300, but by the end of the feature I couldn't lift my arms for about a half hour.so, I say keep it.

If you don't want to buy a racing style pump, speedway makes a bracket for the stock pump. But you have to use a pre-79 pump, or weld a bolt on the metric pump.

07-23-2010, 03:11 PM
I tried a manual box.......................once! LOL!

08-01-2010, 05:41 PM
I started with a manual rack... unless I'm in the top 3 of a race I'll pull it in if my powersteering goes out.

08-01-2010, 07:59 PM
Never drove a car with power steering until we built my son a bomber car it makes the car easier to drive at slow speeds but makes the car too darty for me I think it may hurt beginning drivers as they get to sawing on wheel he has spun himself out on 2 occasions doing that, If front split is right on caster car will lead its self in corner any way I am not a fan of it right now any way