Electric power steering

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering and Chassis' started by berry-cuda, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. berry-cuda

    berry-cuda Well-Known Member

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    Well I built my eps set up for my duster and it turned out pretty good, here are a couple pics of it. It was pretty easy minus I had to mod the bracing for the brake pedals that go th where the steering column mounts. After doing this I found out that you can move the silver control box off it and remote mount it, then it probably would have cleared them. The input coupler is cut off the equinox’s shaft drilled to 3/4” and welded to the duster shaft, the output coupler is from epowersteering.com along with their control module, and the I joint is from flaming river double d to 3/4” splined. The bearing on the firewall is just a 3/4” bearing from amazon. I temporarily hooked it to power and it seems to work well. I’ll try to figure out how to post my video of it working.

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    • brian6pac

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      I like it! Nice job.
       
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      Peter Bates 1973 Cuda owner for 36yrs

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      That's a nice upgrade. Need to document this so others can try it.
       
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        I've been noticing on my '15 jeep Renegade that the electric steering does not suddenly stop assisting like a hydraulic system does when the engine is turned off but the car is still moving.

        Matters more on a manual trans car.
         
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        Looks like angood alternative to buying a borgeson box and pump!
         
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        Did you have to upgrade your alternator?
         
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        One big concern with the method you used.......and there may not be an easy answer........didn't you actually remove all column crush protection?
         
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          The car is far from complete but it will be running a larger alternator due to the FI, eps, fans etc.
           
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          berry-cuda Well-Known Member

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          Yeah the collapsible part of the column has be eliminated you could possibly do it with leaving it in but would need some changes, I know it’s not the best but I have installed plenty of aftermarket columns in hot rods the don’t collapse either
           
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          Are you willing to do a more in depth write up? With part no?
           
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          berry-cuda Well-Known Member

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          Yeah I wild for sure I’m just not that handy on a computer how do I write it up with pictures between
           
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          I can help with that. If you need it. Just let me know. I can comprise words with thebpictures.
           
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          berry-cuda Well-Known Member

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          If I just do it post by post can someone compile it all together?
           
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          theres a older thread, pretty long one! that give lot more info and ideas on the how to!
           
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          Post by post works great. It's easy for folks to follow along that way.
           
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          Link? I did a search but wasn't able to find anything stepnbynstep.
           
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          Is it?
          Manual vs Borgeson steering is 24:1(?) vs 14:1 ratio.
          This means 5 steeringwheel turns vs just some 2.5 turns lock-to-lock.
          If you do a lot of driving, those excessively needed steeringwheel rotations become old very quick.
          (provided you use a 24:1 manual box.) The reply goes out the window when used with a faster manual box and maybe longer pitman and idler arms ofcourse).
           
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          Right now it’s 24:1 but do plan on upgrading to something with lower ratio
           
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          The ticket would be this + a 16:1 box. I bet it comes out cheaper than a borgeson box. Of course id you need the borgeson for space, well then this may not solve your trouble.
           
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          My wife was asking me questions on this and I made a thread asking the same questions on this system.
          Until she discovered it, I never heard of it.
           
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          discovered the thread i posted a couple years back and been interested ever since, not much feedback on driver feel, road feel which is important to me!
           
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          I would be interested in a write up on this. My rat rod truck would be nice with PS, but the early Hemi hasn't provisions for a standard pump. It came with a generator with the PS pump mounted on the rear of it. WAY big and bulky.
           
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            Parts list
            05-06 Chevy equinox steering column from pick a part make sure is has the metal case on the control box
            Fla-fr1715dd Flaming river u joint from summit
            16.5mm36 spline to 3/4” coupler and
            Steering Control module from
            www.epowersteering.com
            3/4” shaft
            3/4” flanged bearing

            I did this with a floor shift column not sure what changes would have to be made to use a column shift, I also had to modify my brake pedal substantially to clear the control box however I found out you can move the box if you disassemble it and solder in wires to relocate it, I believe if you do this you shouldn’t have to touch the pedals.

            Ok start with disassembling your factory column cut the column body about 1/2” past the mounting location for the factory mount it measured out 8 1/4” from the part of the column that you turn to realease the key from see pic.

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