suggestions for electric power steering
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Like Rick said....
I had his unit installed in 2511 during the collision repairs. The end of my block is a cul-de-sac and I often do short shakedown drives turning around at the cul-de-sac. It has always been a two hand affair with 245 profile tires.
My first cul-de-sac visit with the power steering was......AMAZING 😁😁
I have the power steering conversion from EZ Electric Power Steering in my Pantera ( http://www.ezpowersteering.nl/..._Tomaso_Pantera.html ) . The biggest difference between this system and the one sold by SACC is, the EZ Electric system is speed sensitive. The faster you go, the less assist you have. The SACC system uses a potentiometer to manually adjust the level of assist. The speed sensitivity of the EZ Electric system comes at a price though ($).
David, What is the cost for the ezpower unit?
Last I heard, MSRP was $2795. The US distributor is American Powertrain. According to Gerry Romak of Great Lakes Panteras, who has arranged group-buys of the EZ system, the price is negotiable if more than one system is being purchased. The Great Lakes Panteras web site has installation guides too.
did you install it yourself? I saw the steps to install the non ez,and it seems alot of hacking is done,was wondering if ez is the same
Johann, When you mentioned the "non-ez unit" were you talking about the SACC unit? The SACC website has some installation pictures. I thought it looked to be fairly straight forward. A little bit of metal trimming and completely reversible. Previous buyers of their products report their customer service is excellent. I know I'm seriously considering installing it. There's is $1550.
Everything is reversible with enough effort. By the way, you do know you will be removing the dash to perform this upgrade. So removing the dash to remove it and re-weld removed metal would just be the reverse of installation.
but after installation you would have no reason to remove it ........ if you didn’t like it you could just turn it off. You would be right back where you started with OEM, manual steering. 😉
Interesting. A review on the SACC website from 2017 said it was an easy install in 2 hours with the dash installed.
There is zero “hacking” required to install the SACC unit. It is also completely reversible in a couple of hours. Although why would anyone want to reverse it. No welding required to reverse. The EZ unit is not so easily reversed. To install the SACC unit some simple trimming under the dash is all that is needed. No bolt bosses are removed. Install is done without dashboard removal.