Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Sedgwick, Kansas
I've never seen a power rack and pinion setup that made these cars better. Even if they 'feel better' than what's on it now, they are made of 'unobtanium' later, when they wear out. Every single one that I've seen will not turn as sharply, and many of them require significant modification to the car that is not easily switched back.
They typically do not last as well as the original steering setup either.
For a car that you intend to keep, determining what the actual problem is with your system and fixing it would be the best possible solution, and the least expensive. For a street car, the factory stuff works pretty well! It's annoying when you've got leaky hoses, pumps, or PS actuator valves, but once you get it working, it should stay that way for a long, long time.
EPAS (electric power assisted steering) can work all right, but it looks like a knee-knocker to me on every setup I've seen, so I've been reluctant to consider putting it in my own car. It would also require elimination of the original actuator valve through an elimination kit, or by replacing your power steering drag link with a manual setup.
Last edited by Grimbrand; 05-24-2019 at 04:55 AM.