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Old 09-06-2009, 10:27 PM   #1
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Steering Power Assist Mod??

Anyone know if there is a way to tweak the Power Steering Boost? The Camaro is way overboosted at speed, in my opinion.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:57 PM   #2
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:08 PM   #3
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Anyone know if there is a way to tweak the Power Steering Boost? The Camaro is way overboosted at speed, in my opinion.
I thought it was just me...It's almost like it works backwards. It should provide the most assist at low speeds and be less assist at higher speeds. It almost seems kind of dangerous how easy it is to steer at high speeds...My 2002 WS6 had great steering.
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:45 PM   #4
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It is dangerous at high speed. When I get over 90, it's loopy. Someone did something wrong. Do these cars not have variable assist??
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:24 PM   #5
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Great question.

As im going WOT from 2nd to 4th the front tires feel like they are on ice.
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:32 PM   #6
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been over 140 mph felt as tight as a new boot maybe a flaw or defect
but my car just got tighter with speed more so over 100
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:35 PM   #7
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been over 140 mph felt as tight as a new boot maybe a flaw or defect
but my car just got tighter with speed more so over 100
well thats becuase of down force silly.
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:09 PM   #8
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Anyone know if there is a way to tweak the Power Steering Boost? The Camaro is way overboosted at speed, in my opinion.
Your tag says you have an SS with the RS package. It might be the larger wheels.

I currently drive a 99 miata (whole diffrent car) that had a similar problem. Back when I originally purchased the car I put on larger and heavier wheels (looked great) and it did get very squirrely at speed. Felt like i had to stay totally concentrated on steering or it would want to change direction at the slightest bump/road irregularity.

Once i dropped the larger rims for smaller lighter ones driving on the interstate became much less stressfull.
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:32 PM   #9
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I thought it was just me...It's almost like it works backwards. It should provide the most assist at low speeds and be less assist at higher speeds. It almost seems kind of dangerous how easy it is to steer at high speeds...My 2002 WS6 had great steering.

Funny you say that, I had just been talking the other day with my dad about the car and he is a real gear head unklike me and I noted that the power assist seemed almost backwards on this car compared to my Grand Prix GTP where the power assist was real strong and easy to tell at low speed and felt like it went away at high speed.

I have been assuming this was just one of many things in getting used to a rear wheel car again, but my ole man said it did not sound right to him, I was going to ask the dealer about it but I think I will follow this thread a little to see what folks have to say.

Unlike some, mine does not seem to get too loose "at speed", over 100 (on a closed private airport runway) but in the 65-80 range to me it feels loose.

I would love to see if there was a way to crank down the assist in the 35-80 range.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:11 AM   #10
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I had a similiar post on another thread. I have a 00 T/A WS6 and its much less boosted. Am curious if there is any adjstability in the system
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:03 PM   #11
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Just found this post. I am working on this already. I am waiting for my custom power steering control valve hoses to arrives they screwed up 2 times already on the fittings.

If my system works you can adjust feedback with a knob under the hood. This to me will truly make the Camaro a better car. I will make the post public in the Suspension section above.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:37 AM   #12
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Just found this post. I am working on this already. I am waiting for my custom power steering control valve hoses to arrives they screwed up 2 times already on the fittings.

If my system works you can adjust feedback with a knob under the hood. This to me will truly make the Camaro a better car. I will make the post public in the Suspension section above.
Waiting to hear the outcome...
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:49 PM   #13
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Followed up the the line company and it may arrive by Christmas which would be ideal since I will have time that weekend to wrench.

I am very anxious to see how and if this will work since I spent alot of time testing and blueprinting parts for this.

Stay tuned!!!!
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:51 PM   #14
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Lines shipped so any day now I will have testing info on my design.

Stay tuned everyone.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:41 PM   #15
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I had this issue as well racing at Road Atlanta. I found that this car doesn't have much down force at all at speeds (+100). Before going to sebring I installed a carbon by design spoiler 6" made a huge difference. These cars also get alot of air under them as well so lowering it will help alot.
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Lines shipped so any day now I will have testing info on my design.

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