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Have it, wouldn't do without it. It's not the total weight of the car, it's the weight over the front wheels. A big block will obviously take more effort. Underway isn't an issue, trying to park and manuever is. Get to a local car show and ask one of those exceptional individuals without P/S if they'd mind you parking their car!!
Again it's up to you, if your going on the road course circuit, I wouldn't otherwise you'll thank yourself for the P/S.
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I have owned two miatas. My cobra is lighter than they were. i autocross. i took off the power steering pump on the miata for a while but in the end decided putting the pump back on was worth the weight.

I plan to autocross the cobra too and am considering ps on it....anybody used the Miata steering setup on a cobra yet?
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I know that going from a 15" steering wheel to a 16" steering wheel would
technically reduce the steering effort by some amount. For those who have
tried both wheel sizes, could you please tell me what the noticeable steering
effort reduction is with the 16" wheel. I realize that the larger diameter wheel
could, in some cases, make ingress/egress more difficult or maybe put the
pinch on the seating position of + sized drivers!
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I have this urge to be illegal

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There ya go Tom!!
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that is a lovely car! I certainly don't need the superchargers though!')
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You guys do know this thread was 13 years old when you resurrected it, right?


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no ...my need is current in any case.
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no ...my need is current in any case.
Which is why asking for a response from a 13 year old thread is in poor judgement. It clutters up the site, the older thread and does not address your needs.

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I know that going from a 15" steering wheel to a 16" steering wheel would
technically reduce the steering effort by some amount. For those who have
tried both wheel sizes, could you please tell me what the noticeable steering
effort reduction is with the 16" wheel. I realize that the larger diameter wheel
could, in some cases, make ingress/egress more difficult or maybe put the
pinch on the seating position of + sized drivers!
(16"2) - (15"2) = 1/2"
1/2" (15"2) = 6.7% reduction in steering effort.

Perhaps noticeable, but hardly significant.
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I researched options. I looked at the electric power steering unit that is in my Lotus seven replica. It is based on a small chevy (cruz?) and has some good features including an adjustment for assist. It has zero feel though and it takes up a space the size of a medium sized muskmellon. I don't have room for it.

My manual rack is a flaming river and is mustang 2 based.

So I have ordered a t-bird based power rack which I believe will bolt in. The body of the rack is aluminum. The rack has 2.5 turns lock to lock. I would like less. A saginaw pump will bolt onto my Chevy block and hoses to match the odd ends can be bought. I'll wait to order them after the large stuff is installed. I also ordered an aluminum ps pump.

Anybody need a manual rack with 2.5 turns lock to lock with 3,000 miles on it? I'll sell it reasonably.
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