Making progress...

Offroad VW based vehicles have problems/insights all their own. Not to mention the knowledge gained in VW durability.

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Re: Making progress...

Post by tikotiko » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:16 pm

That's great news bud
I just wanna drive it that's it.

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Re: Making progress...

Post by Baja4 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:17 pm

Sounds like you had a great day Steve. Good to hear you got the car out. Just curious, how are you liking the electric power steering?

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Re: Making progress...

Post by Skidmark » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:41 pm

I love it! One of the best upgrade decisions I have made on this car.
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Re: Making progress...

Post by CentralWAbaja » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:31 pm

Atta boy Skid!
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Re: Making progress...

Post by Steve Arndt » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:40 am

How much current does the power steering draw?

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Re: Making progress...

Post by Skidmark » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:36 am

Max draw of 30 amps (if you are sitting still and turning the wheel lock to lock). Normal riving it doesn't draw much at all.
"Your car sounds angry, and it wants to go fast all the time..."
(quote from my daughter, after driving my car)

It's not complicated, it's just expensive...

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Re: Making progress...

Post by Steve Arndt » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:42 am

Can you describe how it feels, and how much power it has? Do you still get to feel all the trail details? If you hit a big bump with one wheel does it react against the force to keep steering wheel from bumping?

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Re: Making progress...

Post by Skidmark » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:06 pm

It eliminates almost all the bump steer. You can still feel the terrain. It just removes most of the force feedback when the wheels would normally be turned out of your grip. It greatly reduces hand and forearm fatigue. I can drive one handed through the rough stuff now, three fingered through most stuff. It was a huge improvement! Just in case, I wired mine through a cut off toggle switch on the dash - when turned off it drives exactly like it used to.
"Your car sounds angry, and it wants to go fast all the time..."
(quote from my daughter, after driving my car)

It's not complicated, it's just expensive...

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Re: Making progress...

Post by Skidmark » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:57 pm

(cough! cough!) DAMN it's dusty in this thread!! I have been lurking a lot, and chime in every once in awhile... hadn't realized how long my build thread had gone quiet. The car is currently on jack stands, waiting for me to rebuild the rack & pinion, and the spindles.
"Your car sounds angry, and it wants to go fast all the time..."
(quote from my daughter, after driving my car)

It's not complicated, it's just expensive...

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Re: Making progress...

Post by dustymojave » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:55 am

Skidmark wrote:(cough! cough!) DAMN it's dusty in this thread!! ...
Hell, I haven't even posted in here for a very long time. Why am I getting blamed?
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Re: Making progress...

Post by Getrdone » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:27 pm

Welcome, good to hear you pop in. Sorry we will miss you on the nite run. Next season though

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Re: Making progress...

Post by Leatherneck » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:02 pm

Skid, going to miss the night run, what am I to do?

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Re: Making progress...

Post by Skidmark » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:15 pm

Miss QRP as well, would be my guess! He has almost dropped off the off road world all together. Saw his motor home up for sale a little while ago. Last time I spoke with him he still owns the baja though.
"Your car sounds angry, and it wants to go fast all the time..."
(quote from my daughter, after driving my car)

It's not complicated, it's just expensive...

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Re: Making progress...

Post by Leatherneck » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:31 pm

Skidmark wrote:Miss QRP as well, would be my guess! He has almost dropped off the off road world all together. Saw his motor home up for sale a little while ago. Last time I spoke with him he still owns the baja though.
His Baja, super cool swing axle, still remember it trying to go up the rocks on the way to Death Valley, 8) Good Times, we need to do it some more my friend.

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Re: Making progress...

Post by Skidmark » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:51 am

Maybe we should plan another run over Mengel Pass this fall, after Death Valley cools off a bit...
"Your car sounds angry, and it wants to go fast all the time..."
(quote from my daughter, after driving my car)

It's not complicated, it's just expensive...

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