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Thanks.
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Likely will start and document this next week

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post #1248 of 1297 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 02:38 PM
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By using the default or fail safe it is minimal assist. They are going to give you the amount of assist for hiway speeds which is not much.

If you can control the assist like the Bruno box and turn it to full assist at hiway speed it is scary and difficult to control. This is why the fail safe is set low level so it is safe at higher speeds.

I like the fact that I have control over the amount of assist. I usually have it set to a low amount, but have the option of turning it up when parking or wheeling in tight quarters.
from what I've seen of videos where people are using the prius EPS, they've been able to turn the steering wheel while the car is parked with 1 finger. That is fine with me! My biggest complaint with my thunderbird and 18in tires is having to muscle it around on my tiny street and then pull it into my driver and park it inside my garage that's just barely big enough for the car on its own. I don't really care about power steering as much when the car is moving along at a decent speed.

in any case, I ordered 1 of Bruno's automatic controller kits for the Saturn Vue, if I do need to go that route. It's been a while since I looked at the Saturn Vue stuff..it's nice to see that he's upgraded his line of kits!

for anyone interested, here's the kit I picked up: https://www.ebay.com/itm/142463173598
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Just picking up my Vue column today.
$100 all in.
Will be starting in this journey......




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Anyone tried this harness?
They are listed kn eBay for $125.
Thatís more than I paid for the column!! Lol






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Wow 1250 posts, wonder what the record is, my install was around 50, who knew. As for the question posed, i would want the option to adjust also, at least to set it to my tastes, otherwise I would just go with the original Bruno box. Its easy to reach down and dial it up or down, I donít change it much. If Bruno is the maker, his unit has performed flawlessly for two years and counting


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Wow 1250 posts, wonder what the record is, my install was around 50, who knew. As for the question posed, i would want the option to adjust also, at least to set it to my tastes, otherwise I would just go with the original Bruno box. Its easy to reach down and dial it up or down, I donít change it much. If Bruno is the maker, his unit has performed flawlessly for two years and counting


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I've driven mine for about two years with the Bruno controller as well. I set it two years ago and haven't touched it since. I have mine set pretty low, maybe 20% from the bottom?

Speed sensitive doesn't really seem worth more money, I haven't noticed any situation where I thought that would be needed.
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I've driven mine for about two years with the Bruno controller as well. I set it two years ago and haven't touched it since. I have mine set pretty low, maybe 20% from the bottom?



Speed sensitive doesn't really seem worth more money, I haven't noticed any situation where I thought that would be needed.


Good feedback... ordering my controller now.



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Wow 1250 posts, wonder what the record is, my install was around 50, who knew. As for the question posed, i would want the option to adjust also, at least to set it to my tastes, otherwise I would just go with the original Bruno box. Its easy to reach down and dial it up or down, I donít change it much. If Bruno is the maker, his unit has performed flawlessly for two years and counting


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Do you have a pic of where you installed the adjustment knob for the Bruno box? I can't decide how/where I want to mount that. Looking for good ideas.
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post #1255 of 1297 (permalink) Old 09-21-2018, 10:25 AM
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I'll get a pic later, too lazy now, its right next to the steering column facing downward under the dash. The hole was already there for some reason. I ground the flange of the knob off so it was shorter and less obtrusive. You can't really see it sitting in the seats but its easy to find. Hell it was easier to take the photo than describe it... Its there under the ignition switch facing downward. From this angle it looks like its under the cigarette lighter.
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When I did this in my Falcon,I used the lighter socket to hide the potentiometer. Modified the housing to hold it and drilled out the knob to fit the shaft of the pot. I've had to disconnect it recently.I think one of the torque sensors crapped out. On getting assist to the left....
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Do you have a pic of where you installed the adjustment knob for the Bruno box? I can't decide how/where I want to mount that. Looking for good ideas.
Mine is a 68. I just opened up one of the existing holes and mounted it as shown. I also cut down the shaft so it didn't protrude down that far.
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I put mine on the steering column for ease of access. The pot that Bruno supplied was too big so I had a smaller one that would fit.
At car shows every one looks at the thing and questions "what the heck is that thing for"
Some day I will make a knob that is less obvious.



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I hid mine in the cigarette lighter location was well. I had to cut the stem of the rheostat down a little, but compared to cutting my stab-o-spear steering column, no big deal.


+1 on the bruno box, 3+ years.
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epowersteering.com sells the auto for $100
Automatic EPS Controller ? Saturn Vue/Chevy Equinox units ? ePowerSteering.com

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