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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:55 pm

From your reaction, a worthwhile investment then Firebird!  Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:44 pm

@Carlos wrote:
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.

I'm not sure whether Carlos is still on the forum, but does anyone have experience or knowledge of fitting a narrowed beam? I'm still looking for a way of improving the steering on my van, hopefully at a lower cost than rack and pinion, and the experience Carlos mentioned is exactly what I am looking for. My van already has lowered suspension by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:18 pm

Hi Alderley,

Not convinced that a narrowed beam will improve tour steering, if anything it will be worse as the track width is reduced therefore changing the Roll centre.

Narrowed beams are usually fitted to "slammed" vans that have there tyres rubbing on the wheel tubs
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:32 pm

@neillitesteer wrote:
Hi Alderley,

Not convinced that a narrowed beam will improve tour steering, if anything it will be worse as the track width is reduced therefore changing the Roll centre.

Narrowed beams are usually fitted to "slammed" vans that have there tyres rubbing on the wheel tubs

Thanks Neil, worst case for me would be to pay for what I thought might be a lower cost solution and then find that there was no noticeable improvement. I recall that last time we talked you were working on putting rack and pinion onto a Brazilian bay. I would be very interested to know how that one turns out.
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:59 pm

I had Litesteer fitted to Eddie today. Thank you Paul Brand for an excellent job. Paul even drove to Tunbridge Wells to pick up a part that was missing!
I have to say the drive home was such a different experience. It actually took a bit of getting used to but once I did.........WOW Laughing
It was a lovely warm evening so I wound the window down, turned the music up, stuck an elbow out, and cruised round each bend one handed. Happy Days.
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:06 pm

It's great isn't it? Best mod we've had since we got Absinthe. Enjoy.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:00 pm

Just had an email through from Litesteer saying that there is an offer on if you order before the end of April for Power Steering
£895.50 + vat and fitting
Might be tempted
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:07 pm

Sounds a FAB offer but not for us - we like 'wandering' around with Scooby. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:18 pm

You don't know what you're missing, Scooby.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:25 pm

You can still have a good 'ol wander Scoobs it's just a whole lot more pleasurable!
Having had nearly a week of motoring with Litesteer I could not imagine life without it. Well worth every penny in my opinion.


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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:31 pm

Scooby - come over to the lite side!
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:10 pm

@gordonmac wrote:
Scooby - come over to the lite side!
Think he already uses the force
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:50 am

@Scooby wrote:
Sounds a FAB offer but not for us - we like 'wandering' around with Scooby. Wink
we find that normal wind conditions satisfy the wandering aspect of driving despite having the power steering Very Happy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:18 pm

Mrs Bumble nearly had a panic attack because of the Brazi sway when she drove Bumble for the first time yesterday .
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:22 pm

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Mrs Bumble nearly had a panic attack because of the Brazi sway when she drove Bumble for the first time yesterday .
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But she didn't and you managed to get from point A to point B right? That would be sufficient for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:25 pm

I think the average Camper journey goes like this, Tim:

A to A1 to A2 to A3 to A4 to B4 to B3 to B2 to B1 to B.

I series of small discrete journeys all cumulating in an overall A to B.


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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:37 pm

Sounds about right Abs!

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:41 pm

I managed to get from point A...a services car park to point b.......the nearest roadside parking area about half a mile later before I chickened out due to a bully Royal mail van terrorising me behind!
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:42 pm

@Bumble wrote:
I managed to get from point  A...a services car park to point b.......the nearest roadside parking area about half a mile later  before I chickened out due to a bully Royal mail van terrorising me behind!
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So it wasn't really anything to do with the steering, is what you're saying?

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:08 pm

The power steering was great when I was practicing round and round the car park at first but when I eventually took to the open road I wasnt expecting the wandering and was coming to terms with that when the lorry behind started bullying me so i gave up. So Scooby shouldnt worry about losing the wander because its still there after lite steer but P says not as much. I didnt drive Bumble befire it was fitted. Im going out for my second drive now round the block as there are no lorries in sight.
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:08 pm

The main thing to remember is to relax. Take things slowly and let others pass you if they want. Mrs Hornet is yet to drive Eddie but has threatened to have a go now that the Litesteer is fitted. It's a different experience but in many ways it's the difference that makes driving our Brazi's so enjoyable.
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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:09 pm

Just returned from Litesteer after having our coolant pipes replaced with stainless steel and while there decided to have the Litesteer fitted.

The transformation to the van was fantastic, having had to drive back home through part of hurricane Imogen, we were glad to have had it done ! Penny took Lily for a run today which hasn't happened for a long time and came back smiling!!

Neil and Gaby were great ,extremely accommodating, from coffee to the taxi service to and from the local railway station for day out while work was carried out , the fitting was done efficiently and to a very high standard .
A truly professional and friendly company.

If anyone is thinking of having Litesteer fitted or their coolant pipes replaced we can highly recommend Neil and Gaby at Litesteer.

Another satisfied customer.




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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:44 pm

Nice one guys. I'll bet you're chuffed to bits.

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PostSubject: Re: Litesteer power steering   Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:15 pm

Great news, that Neal's a clever fella!
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