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PostSubject: Re: Power Steering - what are your thoughts?   Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:55 am

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You don't have to spend 4k to get PAS on a Kombi.

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PostSubject: Re: Power Steering - what are your thoughts?   Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:05 am

Its not £4000 for pas ? Its £2915 + vat for 'direct drive' rack and pinion steering AND speed senstive power steering Including labour to fit....
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PostSubject: Re: Power Steering - what are your thoughts?   Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:20 am

@jj123vw wrote:
Its not £4000 for pas ? Its £2915 + vat for 'direct drive' rack and pinion steering AND speed senstive power steering Including labour to fit....

So call it 3.5k for the Danbury pas then.

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PostSubject: Re: Power Steering - what are your thoughts?   Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:56 pm

Oops sorry, my mistake, I stand corrected Embarassed

Same principal though! If it was a few £100 I might go for it, but not for £3.5k.

That's not a criticism of the price, these things cost money and so does R&D work, which has to be recouped. Just a reflection of the value that I personally would put on it. Someone with punier arms than me will put a higher value on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Power Steering - what are your thoughts?   Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:30 pm

Youve got to try it to believe its value....The Direct Drive side is fantastic too not just the PAS Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Power Steering - what are your thoughts?   Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:26 pm

For me I would not have power steering for a number of reasons.

a) it will cost a fortune!
b) it adds additional weight - fuel cost will get worse
c) who can you really trust to do a great job at reasonable price
d) its a light van with no weight on the front, hence keeping your tyres pumped up (maybe a fig more than normal) helps and suspension greased at the correct interval (not lowered with fat tyres also helps!)
e) because it is a light van it is subject to cross winds, so the slightly firmer steering tends to help that, a super light power steering will make it far too easy to change direction and make it even more flowery in its lane control? Why do you think sports car manufacturers have speed sensitive steering? light at town speeds, heavier at fast speeds?
f) if you really must have lighter steering why not change to a steering rack conversion?
g) its a 1940's warmed over design not a T5 or Transit, what attracted you to it? Its simple , basic character features which this is one?

Sorry to be blunt but just my opinion....

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PostSubject: Re: Power Steering - what are your thoughts?   Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:33 pm

Everyone to their own opinion I suppose. I love it even on a run (the Danbury conversion is speed sensitive) and the rack and pinion 'direct drive' steering is fab too..less sway and less correction needed but all ways are good - it's just down to the choice of the owner / driver.
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PostSubject: Re: Power Steering - what are your thoughts?   Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:46 pm

VW Kampers quoted me £1700 fitted for power steering!!
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PostSubject: Re: Power Steering - what are your thoughts?   Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:26 pm

Was it new speed sensetive PAS and including 'direct drive' ?
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