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 Post subject: Looking at modifying the CrX steering.
Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:28 pm 
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So I deliver pizza in my Si 4 to 5 days a week and a lot of times I find myself turning around in tight spots for various reasons. I have a bum shoulder and it hurts to steer the car from a stand still. This simply will not do and getting rid of the CrX is simply NOT an option.

So I come to you guys hoping for insight and wisdom as to how one might go about getting power steering into my car.

What all would I need and from what car? If it is just a simple... find x year civic and stealz the parts from it that would rock but at this point I am willing to hunt down parts I would need.

Hopefully this is possible!

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at modifying the CrX steering.
Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:06 pm 
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Find a Civic EX or LX.

Take off all the PS parts, including the rack.

Take out the CRX steering rack.

Install the PS stuff from the Civic.

Enjoy.

(It's honestly that simple.)

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at modifying the CrX steering.
Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:26 pm 
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Thanks

I read somewhere about subframes being different, it's the reason I asked.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at modifying the CrX steering.
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:12 am 
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I've thought about this at times over the years as well. Same reasons, pizza 6 nights a week, and my shoulder is giving me crap lately too. But I've never actually done anything about it.

I haven't looked into it deep enough to know about the subframe being different, but if it is then that should be swappable as well. Oh and obviously that and Beave's list would be from the same bodied Civics, 88-91.

I may be mistaken, but I seem to remember that when I've aligned my cars toe-in (more toe-in since they seem to gain toe-out with age, worn parts, and being lowered), that the steering becomes a lot easier, though that may not make much if any difference at a standstill. One trick is to get the car moving just a tiny amount and the decrease in resistance is extremely noticeable.
One thing that will definitely make it easier is skinnier tires, but those don't usually look very cool...

Oh and newer tires turn much easier than worn flat slick old ones.. Higher psi in tires helps too.


Rack,
Hoses,
Pump,
Pump to engine Brackets,
Reservoir, & Brackets (if there are any)
Hoses to reservoir...
I think that's all...


Came across this http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?page=26&t=2971757 half way down there's a pic of the subframe, looks like it might be indented where the lines sit...

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at modifying the CrX steering.
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:43 am 
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Well, get the subframe, then, to be safe. That bolts in, for sure.

Overall, it really isn't too crazy a job since you are sticking with all OEM stuff. The hard way to do this is to adapt the electric power steering from Toyotas onto a Civic PS rack. heh

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at modifying the CrX steering.
Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:20 am 
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Not sure if this is still an active topic, but I used the steering rack and subframe from the 90-93 Acura integra in my N14 build, then Civic sedan/hatch automatic parts to complete it. It was literally a bolt in affair, and yes, you will need the subframe.

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