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Hey Liz Cruizer, consider getting a new piece of a 2005/2006. They changed the design alittle and strengthened that part....
 

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Lil Cruizer said:
Would that even benefit me? Would it make me a little faster or what?

no but seriosuly driving with no power steering is hard...Making those turns is a workout!.
Don't try to go without PS. It's not worth it and is dangerous. The supercharger is not at fault, it's just a poor stock design. N/A people, turbo and supercharged people have broken it.

Either go with EPS or a custom line:

http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=312767
 

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This is not a S/C issue. it's a shitty design that is aggravated by high HP.
EPS is the way to go, then you can go back to the stock tensioner as well.
 

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Just do this if you can't afford EPS. I've had this for about 1 1/2 months already. During the 2 weeks of down time I was able to research and talked to a few members and decided to get a revised OEM hose made. I'll post more later on this when I get back from work but it has to be one of the best mod to counter act the OEM flaw. This SS line does not rub the hood anymore but I'll go into details later.

 

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This whole time I thought it was SUpercharger related, thanks for clearing that up.

RSXTYpeSnewb I'm very interested in what you where saying...I'm all eyes and ears man, what do I need to do.
 

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First I like to appologize on a the lag for posting up this power steering line modification. My PS line had cracked around the adapter area like everyone elses about 1 1/2 months ago. The problem is...since the supercharger positions the power steering pump in a higher position, when the engine rocks back and forth, it tends to tap the hood and thus creating stress on the hose adapter. Comptech and JR recommend bending the PS line down to reduce stress but it does not cure it completely. One mentioned to use JB weld or buy a new OEM hose, but the problem will still remain. 2 possible ways to rid the problem, EPS or new hose. I was close to getting a EPS setup but then it became too troublesome so I decided to use what I learned from ClubRSX and figure out a way to make this stainless hose work. One obvious fix is to angle the adapter down and using a skinner hose to clear the hood perfectly, no matter if one's not running motor mounts. Now Mateo has already created something like this but I wanted to make this more clear to the community.

As always, you will have to give up something to gain something. I'll go more into it tonight but I really do think this modification that I had instructed the machine shop to do is the most cost effective way to rid this whole PS line issue.
 

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Lil Cruizer said:
Would that even benefit me? Would it make me a little faster or what?

no but seriosuly driving with no power steering is hard...Making those turns is a workout!.
yeaaa but like anything else u get used to.. i havent had for almost 2.5 years now n it doesnt bother me..
 

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RSXTypeSNewb-should start selling these.
 

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Hey Liz Cruizer, consider getting a new piece of a 2005/2006. They changed the design alittle and strengthened that part....
Won't work, I tried it when mine blew because we had an 05-s sitting at the shop at the moment with the motor out. The fitting that goes into the rack is a different size on the 05/06 and wont' go into the 02-04 rack. I suppose you could use an adapter though.
 

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Looks like it broke exactly where it broke for all of you. A brand new one cost like $270 and that's just not worth it if it's just going to break again.

I drove around town today with no power steering and it wasnt that bad. The hardest thing is turning when your at a stop or moving real slow. But naa it's not bad, if anything it works my arms out lol.
 

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For those who are interested in a stainless PS line should know that there will be an obvious side effect to this. Because it's a stainless line, power steering noise will be more apparrent at low speed turns. This noise is a slight humm but nothing annoying. I would say having side effects from other mods such as the ESMM's is way worst. As always, for every mod we do there are some sort of side effect to it. However, I notice that over time the stainless line have gotten quieter, so I suspect that it might've "broken in". Those who are running 3.3 or smaller will notice that the blower noise does a good job cancelling out the PS line noise. My guess is that the OEM rubber hose supresses the fluid flow noise. I'd like to note that the benifits of having this modded line offsets the minor noise by a lot. No longer I have to worry about stress on the line, and no longer it touches anything in the engine bay that would tamper with its function.

For those who are interested in a modded line, please email me at [email protected]. Please note that I will need your stock line.
 

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StevenC said:
Hey Liz Cruizer, consider getting a new piece of a 2005/2006. They changed the design alittle and strengthened that part....
nope bad idea i did that because someone on this board suggested it and let me be the one to tell you that it will not fit. it will fit the pump but it wont fit the rack. the tube and bolt that goes into the rack is almost twice as big. suggestions like that should not be made without evidence cause it cost me $209 then i had to pay another $209 for a 02-04.
 

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Lil Cruizer do you have esmm's?
 

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RSXTypeSNewb said:
For those who are interested in a stainless PS line should know that there will be an obvious side effect to this. Because it's a stainless line, power steering noise will be more apparrent at low speed turns. This noise is a slight humm but nothing annoying. I would say having side effects from other mods such as the ESMM's is way worst. As always, for every mod we do there are some sort of side effect to it. However, I notice that over time the stainless line have gotten quieter, so I suspect that it might've "broken in". Those who are running 3.3 or smaller will notice that the blower noise does a good job cancelling out the PS line noise. My guess is that the OEM rubber hose supresses the fluid flow noise. I'd like to note that the benifits of having this modded line offsets the minor noise by a lot. No longer I have to worry about stress on the line, and no longer it touches anything in the engine bay that would tamper with its function.

For those who are interested in a modded line, please email me at [email protected]. Please note that I will need your stock line.
RSXTypeSNewb is a good deal to go though. It looks great on his car and i did not notice any sound really since he state that anyone with a smaller pulley will hear the pulley more then the psu. Good MOD!
 

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Nossy said:
Won't work, I tried it when mine blew because we had an 05-s sitting at the shop at the moment with the motor out. The fitting that goes into the rack is a different size on the 05/06 and wont' go into the 02-04 rack. I suppose you could use an adapter though.
cammyman1 said:
nope bad idea i did that because someone on this board suggested it and let me be the one to tell you that it will not fit. it will fit the pump but it wont fit the rack. the tube and bolt that goes into the rack is almost twice as big. suggestions like that should not be made without evidence cause it cost me $209 then i had to pay another $209 for a 02-04.
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cammyman1 said:
nope bad idea i did that because someone on this board suggested it and let me be the one to tell you that it will not fit. it will fit the pump but it wont fit the rack. the tube and bolt that goes into the rack is almost twice as big. suggestions like that should not be made without evidence cause it cost me $209 then i had to pay another $209 for a 02-04.
go to a house of Hose, and ask them for an adapter from the 05-06 hose to the size of the 02-04
 
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