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PostSubject: Litesteer power steering   Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:21 am

Great excitement in the 'Mish' household, I'm taking him to Neal at 'Litesteer' in Burwash common on Monday morning to have EPAS fitted. I met Neal on our club stand at volksworld in March, and took my wife over to test drive his late bay which has it fitted a few weeks ago. She was a sceptic until she drove it and heard the price, given that it's our only car we have wanted pas for sometime, however, the cost has always been an issue. So long story short all being well we are having EPAS, reverse parking sensors and an EMPI shifter fitted all for under £2K.
Neal is confident to have it all done by mid week so I can then wash and wax Mish before the sleepover, pictures to follow.......
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:26 am

We're excited for you too, we met Neil and Gaby at the JK open day and had a quick spin (one handed!) in their late bay then. V nice.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:43 am

Good news Irishman, will be interested in how it goes, especially the empi, got mine last week. Haven't fitted it as yet, as we are off to Cornwall at end of month, so got it in case I need to do a road side repair. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:16 am

Can imagine your excitement. Having driven in the gales (with PAS) I'd hate to think what 'regular steering' was like.

Interested in your new shifter. That is one thing I can see myself fitting, as I find 2nd can be quite elusive sometimes. Thankfully not on a steep hill with a stream of cars behind but can't be far off Wink

And parking sensors have been a great help trying to park in tight 'street parking' scenarios.

All in all, good stuff. Bet you can't wait. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:29 pm


Looking forward to seeing it in action at the sleepover, are you taking the pics during the transformation or is Neil.
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:00 pm

I'll take a few at the start then Neal is going to take some, probably leave him my camera to make it easier for me to get them onto the forum.
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PostSubject: Litesteer Power Steering.   Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:01 pm

I've got Litesteer fitted to my bus with a german steering box and have recently fitted a narrowed beam, its excellent and has made a vast difference.

The van steering is greatly improved and have driven about 1500 miles of French autoroute, without worring about artics and cross winds or the previous feel of steering a tall ship.
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:31 pm

Just home from Litesteer and the power steering is amazing, what a difference! Empi shifter great to, gears are easy to select now, no waggling gear stick anymore, need to pop back and get a new control unit for the reverse parking sensors as the one supplied to litesteer was defective, everything else done regarding that.
Excellent service, and greet workmanship, I will post up pictures later, off out for another drive!!!!! Very Happy Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:44 pm

Bet your are chuffed, does the gearstick end up close to the handbrake release in 1st as has been suggested? Look forward to the installation pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:54 pm

I'm very tempted to invest in this.

I met a Danbury owner at Forton Services on the M6 on Sunday who said she'd had a PAS retro fit from Danbury which she thought was great.

Decisions, decisions...

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:57 pm

Dizzy, no it doesn't interfere with the handbrake at all, and when in 4th gear it doesn't rub against my leg anymore it's more central, pleasure to select gears now!
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:01 pm

Good to know, thanks, that was my only concern.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:02 pm

Top banana!
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:16 pm

A few of the many photos taken by Niel of the instalation.




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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:15 pm


I think we should have an autotest with all these PAS Kombis, to show Kombi Kontrol Skills at the Sleepover.
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:06 am

Have you noticed irishman's highly technical draught excluder on Mish's brake pedal?

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:25 am

@TimV wrote:
Have you noticed irishman's highly technical draught excluder on Mish's brake pedal?

Ah yes, the 'sock and cable tie' approach. Simple but effective.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:04 am

That's me simple!!
Just back from the school run, which usually serves as my morning upper body workout, however, this morning I might just have to lift a few more cups of tea, it was soooo relaxing. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:49 am

Personally,I like a bit of wind up my trouser leg, but when it gets really cold, I don't just think outside the box, i dismantle it,............. I tuck my trousers in my socks. Laughing

Talking of boxes, did they re-use your steering-box, or fit a new/re-conditioned one.
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:06 am

He fitted a re con one, as the seals were going on my original.
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:17 pm

please can you tell me where to get this power steering equipment so that I can buy one and get it fitted

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:49 pm

You can either go direct to Litesteer - they're based in Sussex or to one of their fitting centres.

http://litesteer.com/

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:29 pm

I find it interesting that Litesteer now consider the RHD converted kombi's acceptable to be be fitted with their powersteering kit without having the extra expense of a 'German' steering box fitted...When i spoke to them they considered the 'Brazilian' box not suitable when swapped to RHD but now they have changed their mind...Very interesting Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:48 am

Yes I was surprised too. Apparently they strengthen the Brazilian Box
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:27 am

I suspect that a combination of experience in fitting Kombis with the Litesteer kit and the limited supply of decent rhd steering boxes, have led to this change in procedure.

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