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  • #24471
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    Gday I’m wondering if any of you folks have fitted the Astra power steering pump to your vn-vs commodore?
    Obviously being a very strait forward mod to make I’m presuming there’s lots out there that have?
    I’m curious to know where you mounted it and also what the steering feel is like?
    Iv been told in the later models it makes the steering slightly heavier which to me is appealing as mine is way to soft!
    Cheers

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    There is a full how to thread on another forum to install one in VT-VZ LS1’s but I’m sure it wouldn’t be too hard to figure it out for VN-VS’s

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    Used one in an LE Monaro I built last year, works fine wouldn’t know it was there other than the initial spool up and when it spools down on shutdown.

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    There is a full how to thread on another forum to install one in VT-VZ LS1’s but I’m sure it wouldn’t be too hard to figure it out for VN-VS’s

    Yeah Iv seen that one. Fitting it’s simple it’s fitting it and regretting the feel I’m worried about. I’m going to have to do it and report back haha

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    I’m interested too.  I have one I got off IJ months back but just haven’t got around to doing it.

    There is a full how to thread on another forum to install one in VT-VZ LS1’s but I’m sure it wouldn’t be too hard to figure it out for VN-VS’s

    no probs with linking to other forums on here btw, no issues on this site  :good:

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    I’d like to know too for as it’s damn  good idea….astra pump be better other option manual vl rack

     

    Though of a few places like near wiper motor or for stealth front bar under headlight.

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    I had a mr2 electric power steering pump was going to put in my old vk, I had a resovior and braket made for it and fittings was going to put under rear guard were fuel filler was ,but when the assholes stole the car they ransack the shed as well and took the pump so never got to try but I am going to try this on the vh :yahoo:

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    Good write up Renno. But his keen using 100series hose on the pressure side of a power steering system.

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    Thanks guys appreciate your replies.. Iv got power cruise coming up in a few weeks here in wa and after that I’ll try get it in and let you all know how I go

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    Yea def need to go 200 series on the pressure side, found that out the hard way….

    Actually if I did my car again I would use 200 everywhere, rated to much higher pressure, impervious to E85 etc, and most importunately the fittings are way easier to assemble.

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    Good write up Renno. But his keen using 100series hose on the pressure side of a power steering system.

    Be interested to see if the 100 series held up to the pressure, especially holding full lock in a drift.

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    Good write up Renno. But his keen using 100series hose on the pressure side of a power steering system.

    Be interested to see if the 100 series held up to the pressure, especially holding full lock in a drift.

     

    exactly. Full noise. Full lock.

    Imagine a hose let go.

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    Good write up Renno. But his keen using 100series hose on the pressure side of a power steering system.

    Be interested to see if the 100 series held up to the pressure, especially holding full lock in a drift.

    exactly. Full noise. Full lock. Imagine a hose let go.

    All because someone was too cheap / didn’t know what they were doing lol.

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    I’d personally just go manual steering.

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