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would you be interested in quick ratio steering system?

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  • not sure. depends on price.

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quick ratio steering system

742 Views 6 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  vpep
i'm try ing to find out if there is interest in a quick ratio steering system for civics. I'm talking 1 to 1 1/2 turns lock-to-lock.
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just chillin said:
how the hell would you drive that
with power steering, and very carefully :confused:
1-1 and 1/2 turns to full lock is too short imo for day 2 day driving, maybe 2 turns, it would be ace to turn in even quicker, less effort :p
This is a very odd niche market you are considering. If you aren't talking about a whole new rack & pinion, then you must be talking about gearing the steering column itself. Unless tolerances are very tight, this will add play to the system, reducing steering precision some.

Let's consider possible customers:

Street racers - basically straight line racers
Straight line racers - why would they care?
Autocrossers - this modification would land you in a very diffucult class - SM or something similar - definitely not worth doing on its own if it kicks you out of your present class. There are only a few hundred SM Honda's in the country.
Road Racers - I'm sure that if the system were precise enough, they might appreciate it, but I don't know about their class rules.

What price point are you considering for this? How much might it cost to make this device, and what volume are you considering?
Formula one and CART racecars are one-to-one lock...is it even possible to engineer gearing for a civic for that?
My dad's got a Vette with quick-ratio steering, and at freeway speeds, it's frickin SCARY! If you don't hold the wheel completely, repeat that, completely still, its jumping all over the place! I couldn't stand to drive that thing on a daily basis.
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