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Old 05-20-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Changing power steering to manual for hp gain

Has anyone swapped the power steering to a manual box?
I'm thinking this would be fine in a 2.5, they are lighter, and there should be a hp gain.I had a 1991 YJ 2.5, manual steering, and it was easy to handle, on or off road.

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Old 05-20-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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You will not notice any major difference in hp.

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Old 05-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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Especially when you are not putting any load on it such as going straight down the hiway.

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Old 05-20-2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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Why? Is all I have to say.
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Why? Is all I have to say.
He explains why. But saving a few pounds and less drag on the engine belt will not make any significant difference other than the placebo effect.
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Sure it would gain hp... just wait until your on a trail and it pulls ur tire into a rut and you can't overcome it to get out. Wasn't worth it to me on my YJ.
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Good luck turning the wheel standing still on dry pavement...
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Good luck turning the wheel standing still on dry pavement...
Haha so true
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He explains why. But saving a few pounds and less drag on the engine belt will not make any significant difference other than the placebo effect.
My buddy rolled his Tacoma in a similar situation

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