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Old 08-13-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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Finally got around to installing the set of power steering lines I bought a couple weeks ago. Used an AN style hardline adapter for the return, and the feed is a 14 x 1.5mm to AN -6 converter. Install went pretty smooth, although there is not a lot of working room down by the rack. No leaks. Also got around to reinstalling my cruise control. Works fine, and looks nice up front.

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Old 08-14-2005, 01:35 AM   #2
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Looks great. Could you give me more detail on the fittings you have on both ends and where you got them? Thanks
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Old 08-14-2005, 12:14 PM   #3
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Why did you replace the stock lines? And I apologize for my bluntness -- the ends are mismatched and it looks shade-tree.
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Old 08-14-2005, 01:51 PM   #4
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Looks great man. Glad you found the right fittings you needed.
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Old 08-14-2005, 02:04 PM   #5
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Had to replace the lines because the stock hard lines interfere with my intake. Changing them to a flexible line allowed me to bring the intake out of the turbo at a 45 degree angle so it doesn't rub the passenger side head.

As for the mismatched comment, I bought these lines off LotusTT. The return line to the pump did not have an end on it, as I think the manufacturer had intended you to simply hoseclamp it to the return. Rather that do that, I replaced that line with an AN fitting. I would have had to take it to a hose shop to have a matching crimped end put on.

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Old 08-14-2005, 02:10 PM   #6
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Here's a picture showing the problem with the hardlines touching the intake.



Here's a couple more pictures showing the exhaust system. Large 4eat in the 2002 worked out to be quite the obstacle for plumbing around.

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Old 08-14-2005, 03:46 PM   #7
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Why not simply fab. up new hard lines? The tube bender is very cheap.

I'm definately in the camp that thinks too many braided lines looks really mickey mouse.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:51 PM   #8
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Dunk,

Perfect! I am right in the middle of doing the same on my 03' WRX and have had a heck of a time figuring out what fittings to use done on the rack itself. Coming off the rack it is a M14 and a M16 male on a hard line but the end of the hard line is very unique and I have not been able to find anyone who know what it is?

I am also using a -6 braided line and have everything done on the pump end.

So what did you use on the rack end of those lines?

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Old 08-17-2005, 11:01 AM   #9
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What the heck is going on with that wastegate piping? Was there no room to run it under the turbo somewhere? Very strange.

Also, mismatched ends because one set is high pressure and the other is a low/no pressure return line. The high pressure one has to be made professionally.
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:50 PM   #10
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...Also, mismatched ends because one set is high pressure and the other is a low/no pressure return line. The high pressure one has to be made professionally...
From Earls

http://www.gmpracingproducts.com.au/earls.html

The homemade ones are rated to 3000 PSI. So if there is a standard AN fitting coming off the PS pump to the "off colored" fitting, one can make input/output match.


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Works fine, and looks nice up front.
dunk was bragging what a good job he did. Installation-wise all is fine, apperance-wise I have a different opinion.
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I was actually talking about the cruise control, not the lines.

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Old 08-17-2005, 04:11 PM   #12
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Do these braided lines connect directly to the steering rack or to the factory fittings on the steering rack? Looking to see what you found for braided hose fitting sizes on the steering rack or factory steering rack hardlines.

I also have a 4EAT and I must make similar power steering line modifications. Any guidance is appreciated.
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:11 PM   #13
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I was actually talking about the cruise control, not the lines.

Duncan
My apologies Duncan.
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