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GeeDog

Ross RB Power Steering Pump Relocation Bracket

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Ross make a billet bracket that relocates the power steering pump on an RB to where the A/C compressor normally lives. It is designed for track use, and is to shorten the PS drive belt and prevent the belt jumping off.

We have an R33 track car, and have broken or lost the power steering belt several times now. The belt is a 3PK, and only goes over 2 pulleys - the harmonic balancer & the PS pump. Each time we've lost the belt, it has been when downshifting from high revs - when braking for a corner at the end of a straight. I believe the reverse torque when the clutch is released is causing the belt to jump, and sometimes enough to come off.

I'm looking for anyone who has used this Ross bracket, or any other feedback on it. Any assistance would be appreciated.

 

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I'm going for another solution, electrohydraulic power steering pump from a mr2! More info on this site https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/showthread.php/power-steering-using-toyota-mr2-ehps-19505.html%3famp=1

Not because I've had issues, but my rebuild/refresh turned into a restomod and this also gives me more space under the bonnet. Hope someone got experience with the bracket

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Thanks Jonas, we'll look into that option as well.

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Sorry if i'm missing something obvious. Do you run the factory setup and have issues, or you run the ross item and are having issues after the switch?

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38 minutes ago, iruvyouskyrine said:

Sorry if i'm missing something obvious. Do you run the factory setup and have issues, or you run the ross item and are having issues after the switch?

We run the factory setup and have issues. The Ross bracket is supposed to stop the issues, and I was looking for anyone who has used ne to confirm that I'm not wasting my money - they aren't cheap.

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Following with interest, while I agree it's a pretty expensive bit of kit for what they provide but when you consider that you could ruin a race weekend with a damaged belt or bin the car due to power steering failure it doesn't seem so bad.

FWIW I have put Astra electric power steer on a car and would never do it again without being able to adjust line pressure vs wheel speed, it was like driving a 70's Valiant with power steering with zero feel/feedback.

 

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20 minutes ago, Komdotkom said:

FWIW I have put Astra electric power steer on a car and would never do it again without being able to adjust line pressure vs wheel speed, it was like driving a 70's Valiant with power steering with zero feel/feedback.

But, in these days of Arduino, surely that's a triviality.

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Not that simple with the Astra stuff unless you know the CAN protocol.

If I was to do it again I'd do a powered column instead of an electric pump.

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