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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2009, 11:34:23 am »
9N Polo's have them as std, pump & fluid tank as one can be mounted anywhere.
Have brand new one here if you want to have a look at one.
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2009, 11:41:47 am »
Could one be fitted to a mk1 golf John,maybe the whole 9N column
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2009, 11:48:38 am »
Noel, check this link out:

http://www.bba-reman.com/content.aspx?content=remanufactured_electric_power_steering_and_electric_hydraulic_power_steering

You could use one from Peugeot, Citroen or new Polo.  Remote mount the pump, but I guess your issue is sourcing a suitable power rack?

Some others have the pump intergrated into the steering column, is that more what your thinking?
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2009, 11:49:57 am »
9N Polo's have them as std, pump & fluid tank as one can be mounted anywhere.
Have brand new one here if you want to have a look at one.

Have you looked at the wiring for one of these?

Do you think it would be simple to run or is it going to need "special" VW black box to control?

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2009, 12:55:13 pm »
Have not looked closely at it, from memory pump unit has + and - so should be straight forward.
There will ofcourse be a diagnostic wire also but don't see why it woudn't run without it, would be good to have a look and maybe try it.
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2009, 02:41:32 pm »
Electric power steering, now that is a good idea,.

Are they available in NZ?

pretty sure the Mk5 Golf has electric PAS

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2009, 03:04:41 pm »
I think some Vectras have a electric power steer system as well that uses a electric motor to add power to the standard rack..... or am i wrong....have been before.
 I have always toyed with adding honda PS to my mk1 from a civic. pump and rack. Couldn't be that hard could it?
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2009, 05:46:53 pm »
Electric power steering, now that is a good idea,.

Are they available in NZ?

Late model Civics have electric power steering, its meant to numb the steering feel though (what I have read).
Alternatively you could go to the gym ;) If you lived closer you could come alone with me? How does 6am sound?
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2009, 06:30:59 pm »

steering feel on the Mk5 is way better than a wooden Mk4

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2009, 06:42:19 pm »
Late model Civics have electric power steering, its meant to numb the steering feel though (what I have read).
Alternatively you could go to the gym ;) If you lived closer you could come alone with me? How does 6am sound?


The only reason for fitting P/S is to enable an increase of caster Nik.
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« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2009, 08:24:36 pm »
Power steering is so you can hold your line without the steering kicking you around to much as you cant hold the wheel true enough without it really. I think on a targa it would be so tiring to not have power steer.
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2009, 08:28:31 pm »
Jem,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,FGS.
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2009, 08:41:41 pm »
Power steering is so you can hold your line without the steering kicking you around to much as you cant hold the wheel true enough without it really. I think on a targa it would be so tiring to not have power steer.
 Im a delicate wee thing, still snoring with the cats at 6am. 

WTF, get some weights Jem, man up. Ypu were representing Greenpeace on Breakfast last week were you? ;)
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2009, 09:07:44 pm »
Me? No? No greenpeace.
 My arms are like twigs.
 Wob wants P/S too :-X
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2009, 09:14:13 pm »
Me? No? No greenpeace.

My arms are like twigs.
 

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I agree    ;D
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2009, 09:37:39 pm »
I think on a targa it would be so tiring to not have power steer.

Hell yeah it's tiring enough manhandling the old 130TC half a dozen laps around Taupo on a summers day!

And with FWD, an LSD and no P/S, I almost had to turn the intercom down in XS RPM - Stacey would be huffing and puffing into the mic halfway through the long Targa stages!  Hard work alright

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2009, 08:14:44 am »
Hell yeah it's tiring enough manhandling the old 130TC half a dozen laps around Taupo on a summers day!

And with FWD, an LSD and no P/S, I almost had to turn the intercom down in XS RPM - Stacey would be huffing and puffing into the mic halfway through the long Targa stages!  Hard work alright

How did people survive in the 70's/80's when these cars were new?

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #57 on: April 01, 2009, 08:52:20 am »
They had hopeless tyres and only 1.6 engines. And they complained, hence PS became standard on almost all cars no matter how small.
 In a targa, if you dip a wheel into a corner and hit a pot hole the steering can be dangerously ripped out of your hands, PS is a good thing.
 Particularly if you want to race when you get older or have arms like twigs
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #58 on: April 01, 2009, 04:27:39 pm »
How did people survive in the 70's/80's when these cars were new?

Mine has wider, larger diameter tyres and a smaller Momo steering wheel, which makes the steering a fair bit heavier.  Plus the lowered suspension won't help there either

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2009, 05:29:53 pm »
What about arms like twigs? Have you got those?
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