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.
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.
What is the current car setup? Describe your previous EPS steering experience? Pre Steering experience was with the old steering shaft that had some play and was starting to wear. It was tight but you could definitely see that it was time.
No power steering with 315 tires can be difficult at times. How is the parallel parking experience before and after the EPS system was installed? No problem and super easy to turn the wheel.
How is it driving on roads, making right and left turns, before and after the EPS system? Very responsive and reacts as you react. How was the Auto x and track experience before and after the EPS system? At the autox which is what I mainly do with the Z this unit makes the Z fly through the corners with ease.
I feel the road the same and the electric steering reacts smoothly and with finesse. I recently attended a Pikes Peak International Raceway event and while doing about 140-150mph around turn 1 and 2 the steering felt great with no delay or issues. Highly recommend for those that autox or track race. After using the kit for 3 months, what do you think of its reliability?
Bearings seem strong, the electric drive unit doesn't seem to get hot and the steering shaft is very crisp as far as feeling. The item "260Z & 280Z DATSUN ELECTRIC POWER STEERING KIT1970-1974 S30 rack column" is in sale since Thursday, May 31, 2018.