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Old 01-15-2018, 05:34 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by DSMHondaGuy View Post
Ordinarily doing so results in a stiffer steering feel than anything else. There is a way to modify it that makes it much easier, Miata guys figured it out years ago.

Right now I'm most interested in low investment high return modifications though.
I always thought it would feel like crap and bought a MR2 pump to swap out the mech pump, but I thought I'd try just taking the belt off first. The steering feels better than the non assisted Suzuki I had, and I prefer the faster ratio. The MR2 pump is huge and heavy so I don't expect I'll ever use it. Ideally you'd gut the rack properly, but it's not necessary.

For $0 and ten minutes, the ROI is pretty good.
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