260Z & 280Z DATSUN ELECTRIC POWER STEERING KIT1970-1974 S30 rack column
Electric power steering is the newest steering technology available. Electric power steering is superior to hydraulic because it has no power steering fluid, no leaky power steering hoses, no dry power steering pump, and no rack and Pinion. The result is more reliable, with fewer parts to break or replace. We designed a custom-made steering column of the same dimensions as the stock unit. We integrated an electric motor to assist the driver. The steering column consists entirely of brand-new parts: new bearings, new steering shaft, new steering tube, with all new threads and splines. It connects to your stock steering wheel.
The EPS column bolts directly to the firewall in the stock location. It will also mount to the dashboard in the original location.The unit bolts onto your stock steering shaft in the engine bay before the bushing. Electric power steering is quieter and smoother. The steering response is Instant and as powerful as any hydraulic power steering system. Our system has an ECU computer that controls the electric motor. It tells the motor to assist more at lower speeds, less at higher ones. The system has an electric speed sensor that will plug into your stock mechanical speedometer cable input. If you have an aftermarket engine/ ECU with electronic speed signal, just connect the speed signal wire to the EPS system. Installation is easy, and only takes 1-2 hours! The result leaves plenty of leg room; the motor does not get in the way. We have put this electronic power steering system to the ultimate test. It is currently installed in our friend David's 280z equipped with a LS-3 6.2L V-8 motor and a T-56 6 speed trans. He uses the car for autocross and track days and also daily drives it.
Once I open the box the parts were all painted, super clean and very presentable. Nothing seemed to disappoint at first glance or seem to be JUST THROWN in.What was the installation process like? Describe your experience connecting the speed sensor wires? The Install was very easy. I think it took longer to remove my old stuff then to install the new unit. The speed sensor on my setup was a little different because of my LS engine swap. The signal wire was connected directly to the speed sensor off of my ECU. The unit now works at a stand still and in motion which is very convenient. All the hardware, plate, knuckle and ecu's are clean and easy to install with included mounting brackets. Did you have to grind, weld, or drill anything? I didn't have to do anything that required modifications. How many hours did it take to install? Everything in the kit was perfect.
After using the kit for 3 months, what do you think of its reliability? The steering makes it that much easier to drive.Sure I dealt with the NO Power Steering for 2 years but this is a dream to drive. It doesn't take two hands to steer the car and it is totally perfect for every day driving.