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944 manual steering conversion


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Hi all,

My 1987 944 has 3 leaks from the power steering.

There are a few places in the USA that sell a manual conversion kit with easier gearing to keep it manageable at low speed. It would save a few kg and add a small amount of power not running the pump. Steering feel is supposed to improve as well.

Does anyone have any experience of this mod, and any suggestion of a mechanic who would fit it over here. I doesn't look super difficult but I wouldn't drive a car that I'd built. I'm in Basildon, Essex.


I know of a few different ways people have depowered the rack. My preference is to keep the power steering and I had the rack refurbed by Western Power Steering - it literally looked like they’d binned it and given me a new one!

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