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Electric Power Steering for Classic Porsche (Fitted or Conversion)

Would you like to cure this without changing the steering characteristics of the car? We can now offer an electric power steering system that is completely hidden underneath the dashboard.

The existing steering rack, or box, remains unchanged and therefore, retains the standard steering ratio and setup. The amount of assistance is fully adjustable and is sensitive to speed and load. The installation is via bespoke brackets designed to fit the original mounting points of your car. Although unlikely, the car can always be converted back to its original steering column.

Looking at the differences between electric and hydraulic systems, the electric motor only uses power when steering assistance is necessary, whilst a hydraulic pump is continuously operating when the engine is running. In addition, a hydraulic setup generally uses around 4 bhp and therefore, consumes extra fuel, even when driving straight ahead.

Because the electric power steering system is truly speed sensitive, it will steer light at low speeds and not become lighter at high speed. The amount of assistance can be selected by turning a potentiometer, so that the driver can select the desired feel, i.e., more assistance with wider tires and/or a smaller sports steering wheel. With a classic hydraulic system there is usually little feel and no possibility to adjust this at all.

Fitting electric power steering (EPS) to a classic Porsche can be a great upgrade for several reasons. 

  1. It can make the car easier to handle, especially at low speeds or in tight spaces where the car’s original manual steering may require more effort. 
  2. EPS can improve the steering feel and responsiveness, making the car more enjoyable to drive.
  3. EPS can help reduce driver fatigue on longer drives.

Retrofitting EPS to a classic Porsche requires careful consideration and planning, but at Williams Crawford we have extensive experience in fitting electric power steering to Porsche, so you can sit back & relax with peace of mind that our expert technicians will choose the right option for you.

Overall, retrofitting electric power steering (EPS) to a classic Porsche can be a great way to improve the car’s handling and driving experience.

Watch Adrian’s video below on a Porsche G Series with an electric power steering system fitted by us.

If you’d like to know more about fitting electric power steering to your Porsche, contact the ‘power’ team now

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