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#1 Madsnakes

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:10 PM

Hey guys,

Can someone please confirm the ability to put power steering into a ke70/AE71. Now I know it's not hard to drive without it, but I have read that it can be put in with the use of the ae86 crossmember and power steering rack. I have tried to have a look on her to see if anyone has done it, but can't find anything.

If anyone has any info, links to threads, pics, etc. Throw them up, i'd love to take a peak.

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 02:44 AM

yeah it can be done but finding a full power steering rack then having the cross member and then having lcas from the ae86 and powersteering pump from an ae86 and then the power steering pulley that needs to be swapped over to the fan pulley that drives the radiator fan, (ae86 has electric fans or so I've been told all the ones I've seen anyway have that) and then getting electric fan then replacing the steering wheel shaft, (teeth on the end of the shaft don't fit the ae86 power steering rack) when its just easier to pump up your front tyres about 3 psi more and then have thinner tyres for less surface area so easier to turn. money vs Air (free)
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:52 AM

My mate put an electric kit in his. Swears by it.
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:30 AM

Dunno, kids today must be getting soft. If you need assistance on a ke70, you need to try a HZ with 235's and a tiny steering wheel.....

Gym membership would be cheaper ;)

Edited by coln72, 28 January 2017 - 10:33 AM.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:23 AM

And a gym membership would also be doing weight reduction not adding weight to the car which best feature is light weight.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 10:39 PM

topic has been bought up a billion times, can do but requires effort and parts sourcing and as stated above, unless its your daily and u plan on making it ur daily for a long time, and have to fit into tight parking spots, there is no point.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:55 PM

My mate who did it did it because he has a dicky shoulder. He may have a similar issue. While the gym jokes are hilarious it's not really answering his question.
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 09:29 AM

View PostB.L.Z.BUB, on 30 January 2017 - 09:55 PM, said:

While the gym jokes are hilarious it's not really answering his question.

But it was only almost 5 years ago you were the one making Gym jokes in this thread:P

http://www.rollaclub...-steering-ke70/

its all doable with the correct conglomerate of parts, I'm not convinced its wroth it though.

Electric steering from an MR2 might be worth looking at, though unsure how exactly they work. I assume they have a speed sensor of some kind that would need to be wired in.
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 05:18 PM

I'm Admin I'm not allowed to make jokes anymore :(

This is an Aussie seller who supplies the electric setup. Might be worth a look.

http://www.ultimatep...teering-epas-1/


Or get a gym membership, either or :P
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:33 PM

Owned big time.

Everyone is right of course, it should be very light. But in the days where everything has power steering and you can swing lock to lock at standstill with one finger, a KE70 probably does feel like hard work. I can assure you it wasn't always so, as iI remember with horror test driving a first gen front wheel drive Ford Laser.

If you have stupidly wide tyres, its your own fault. I have 185's on my AE86 and would never ever go wider. The first time I drove it round the block a few times, it went straight back in the shed to pull the shorter power steering arms off and return the manual steering arms.

As I'm getting older, I am finding it harder work at maneuvering out of the shed speed, and could see myself looking at electric steering options across the fleet.

If you're a youngen, put sensible tyres on (it will handle better anyway), make sure your balljoints, tierods etc are in good nick and get a front end alignment.
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:20 PM

thanks ninja jesus for providing a parts source, I was thinking about doing this to my KE70 also until I found out about the price for all the parts,
Here's my KE70 RE-Build Build and transmission swap.
http://www.rollaclub...nsmission-swap/
Here's my YouTube about it
http://www.youtube.c...prnt8QAB67Fzycw
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