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    Default any one fitted a corsa b power steering setup to a mk1?

    as title says
    im looking in to getting a set up for my mk1
    are they easy to fit or a *****?
    any help would be ace
    cheers
    Tom

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    I did a quick search on the word Corsa (because it won't be on here all that often) and a few build threads came up. Don't have time to trawl through them though. I've heard of people using Saxo stuff as well, IIRC, so might be worth a search on Saxo too, and look for build threads.
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    NigeP has one of those two on his Mk2 if that helps. Do a search for his build thread. Word of warning - it's long. Start from the end and work back as it's on the last couple of pages.

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    ^^ p.14 if i'm not mistaken. spent like 10 days on that thread ;p worth it

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    ace guys il take a look
    thanks

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    just had a good look
    looks an ace bit of kit that
    its not the power steering i was on about tho
    i was talking about the electric power steering,its part of the steering column
    any ideas on that one?
    cheers

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    The electric power steering is from a corsa c, corsa b is hydraulic

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    Going to this myself soon. From my initial investigations, corsa b and c are both electric with the motors on alternate sides
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    Yes I have have one, self fitted / converted, was wonderful with lots of camber, fitting a quick rack also helped

    should have pictures sat on the hard drive somewhere, I know I need to look into the electrics it can give me too much assistance
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    'electrics' need a pulse signal from the speedo (or equivalent) to reduce the assistance as speed rises, so i have read
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    If u can get some pics up crispy that would be ace
    Cheers
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    I don't seem to have that many looking at them, more of a get on & build it kind of guy!! will get some online @ weekend

    requires both a pulse from engine (RPM) and a 'wheel speed' as the assistance varies with vehicle speed - I have a varible resisiter on mine to alter this
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    These guys might be able to help you out: http://www.easysteer.co.uk/

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    If you havent seen them, a chap sells these on ebay ready modded to bolt straight on (£420 i think) or if you have the skills you could modify one yourself, (cheaper)

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    There's some info on the mk1 owners website you might find usefull, just over halfway down the page : http://www.vwgolfmk1.org.uk/modules....486&highlight=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_H View Post
    I did a quick search on the word Corsa (because it won't be on here all that often) and a few build threads came up.
    So the search function was working!! i knew it want a dream! is it still working for you mike??

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    Why would you want power steering on a,mk1? They are light and easy enough to drive without it,only found power steering to be a removal of feeling whilst driving.

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    To help control the torque steer

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    7" wide soft slicks, a quick rack and a plate lsd then near 200 miles of a rally in one day. for a 50 year old with a gammy hand
    ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Olds View Post
    7" wide soft slicks, a quick rack and a plate lsd then near 200 miles of a rally in one day. for a 50 year old with a gammy hand
    ok?
    Jon
    +1 on that.

    the only ppl who say that you dont need servo has never driven a car with soft slicks a short rack and a stiff lsd.

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    +2 on Jon and babbe's comments

    For info the Saxo set up is ideal for a MK2 as the PAS racks are easy to find. No sacrificial engine power sapping. However on a MK1 the PAS racks are rarer (as I understand) so not really practical. I use one but my MK1 but it is quite specialist and quite a lot of work - simple on a MK2 and less work than a Corsa conversion.

    Lots of the rally guys are using the Saxo set up on MK2's now. The reason for using the Saxo one, as I understand, is that High torque/high power FWD cars tend to confuse/up set the Corsa set up and they start doing funny things on long stages.

    I know of a few high power track cars that use the Corsa set up that don't have issues so I think this might be due to the fact that track cars tend to have far less steering wheel work that a hard driven stage rally car. Maybe the problem only shows up right on the limit.

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    Got a Corsa C column from ebay. Hack it and see next. Will let you all know. Everything takes a while, due to 'committments'
    Jon

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    I had trouble uploading pics everytime I tried with photobucket, but here the basics are now here!







    Stripped down with the corsa body with the mk1 top bit welded on ( proffessionally!)
    I was able to keep the mk1 steering lock, and make it slightly longer instead to fitting a spacer to the wheel




    The Control Module , and be re-located





    part of corsa housing back on after being hacked - it strips down very easily





    I have the basic wiring, and set up of the steering torque sensor basic thing - required to stop it pulling one way or other - will update soon!
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    here is some more pic's of one i did on my mk1 http://www.clubgti.com/showthread.ph...-R32-4WD/page8 pics are more towards the bottom
    this is where i got my controls from its a nice setup as you can control how sensitive or unsensitive you want it i run mine just about on so it can be quite powerful if you want it to be http://www.rallywiz.com/

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