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    The long side is a cut, sleeve (with a machined down piece of bar stock), and weld job. It is not a standard spline as the long shaft is for the factory tilt/telescope.

    I'm really happy with the short (powered) side U-joint that I got from Ken at Epowersteering.com. It is quite a bit more expensive but it looks better than a Sweet U-joint. With the U-joints being under quite a bit more load with the EPS, depending on the size of the car, I don't know if I would want anything labeled "economy". I watched a friend have a REALLY bad experience with a junk u-joint. Fortunately it turned out fine but he was really lucky. That was on a 2300lb Baja Bug running 33x10.50s though.
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    Either Flyer or JGS needs to just make a kit!
    "Here, use this." followed by a visit from UPS.

    I'll be looking for the Brown truck delivery from one of you guys here soon.
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    It's so easy a caveman could do it
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    I would love to grab one of these setups, but the 400-500 watts the need is gonna tax any m/c or sled powered car out there. The units on utv's and atv's have got to be way less wattage? Do they up the alternators on these cars. Most small cars only have a 80-100 A alt. Night time;lights,power steer, radio plus all the other stuff how do they keep up?
    I see some units only req 200 watts. This might work.
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    Not sure. We'll see how it works. I'm planning on a 100A belt driven alternator off of the RPM. The problem I can foresee with this is slow and technical trails. The EPS might need to be turned all the way down for this type of trail. Unfortunately it is where I will need it the most. We'll see. I might end up making a belt driven setup off of the crank similar to a Tom Pro setup.
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    Update on the steering u-joint on the powered (steering rack) side of the EPS unit. I ordered the u-joint through Ken at Epowersteering but didn't get the same joint as Flyer. The one I got looked similar to the pacific customs u-joint, Ken says this is the only one he sells (I guess Flyer was an exception).

    I prefer to run the same u-joint that Flyer has, so I ordered from Woodward. Part Number is UA114100. It sells for $67.

    http://woodwardsteering.com/PDF/3.%2...Couplers-1.pdf
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    Updated the info on the first post. Thanks dude!

    As a side note, while at the desert this weekend, our campsite neighbor had a 4 seat Chenowth Explorer with the Epowersteering.com kit on it (the exact same setup as what I have documented here). I was able to lay my salesman game on pretty thick and he let me take it for a mild spin. The steering felt absolutely fantastic even with the 7" scrub radius it had (beam car with BTRs and disk brakes). It was absolutely effortless and the feedback was there but not harsh at all. From my 15 minute experience I had with it, I am completely impressed!
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    FYI, the pacific custom joint fit perfectly without any issues for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy777bmx View Post
    FYI, the pacific custom joint fit perfectly without any issues for me.
    Me too, snugged right down! I don't mind the pinch bolt type, I use a longer bolt and add a jam nut to the extra threads hanging out.
    Then again I'm just hack who is happy with things as long as they work.
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    Great info
    I wanted to hang the unit off the horizontal crossbar where my steering shaft hangs now and just weld a steering wheel adapter on the input shaft
    Like this...


    In my buggy...


    Pacific Customs has this 3/4" shaft with 17mm-36 U-joint for the output side for 28 bucks


    I'll lengthen it or whatever to connect to the 5/8-36 rack input

    I think it'll be a lot cheaper and easier than multiple shafts, joints and mounts
    What do you think?
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