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Old 02-24-1999, 12:27 AM
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Default Air assist steering

All right you wrench benders, I need some help here. How is it possible to convert my air assist steering to POWER steering? My 78 KW looks and runs great, however it's realy a chore to get the 80,000 turned especially in tight traffic.(more like scary) Any and all help pointing me twoard after market parts or to interchange people will be much appericiated!

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Old 02-25-1999, 03:48 AM
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Highball on 2/24/99 12:27 PM said:

>>All right you wrench benders, I need some help here. How is it possible to convert my air assist steering to POWER steering? My 78 KW looks and runs great, however it's realy a chore to get the 80,000 turned especially in tight traffic.(more like scary) Any and all help pointing me twoard after market parts or to interchange people will be much appericiated!
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The air assist is not working properly or you just want to convert to hydraulic steering? I always enjoyed air assist because if it fails you can still use manual steering whereas with hydraulic, if you have a component failure, you must have it repaired immediately. Also, with the air assist turned off on the road, you get a better "feel" of the road through the steering wheel, especially on slick road surfaces.

There are several large salvage yards that offer "take-off" conversion kits...steering box, pump, cylinder(s) and all the lines and hardware. This would be the way to go...everything you need to convert over is in the kit.






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Old 02-27-1999, 08:21 AM
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Default Changeover Kits Update!...URL Within...

>>Highball on 2/24/99 12:27 PM said:
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>>>>All right you wrench benders, I need some help here. How is it possible to convert my air assist steering to POWER steering? My 78 KW looks and runs great, however it's realy a chore to get the 80,000 turned especially in tight traffic.(more like scary) Any and all help pointing me twoard after market parts or to interchange people will be much appericiated!
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Seek and ye shall find...I personally would rather have the air assist...service parts are available...in fact, you can still spec it on a new chassis...

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Old 02-27-1999, 08:25 AM
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Default Sheesh...Just One Little Character!

Strange how just one character will keep you from "parsing"...

Seems that the "Internet Fairy" would realize where it is I am trying to go and point the way...BUT NO!!!

Come towards the light my son...sheesh!

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Old 02-27-1999, 02:19 PM
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Default Re: Air assist steering


Highball on 2/24/99 12:27 PM said:

>>All right you wrench benders, I need some help here. How is it possible to convert my air assist steering to POWER steering? My 78 KW looks and runs great, however it's realy a chore to get the 80,000 turned especially in tight traffic.(more like scary) Any and all help pointing me twoard after market parts or to interchange people will be much appericiated!
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There is a kit to convert it over to power steering that kw put's out I did it to mine after I put KTA600 under the hood it got even worse to turn. I know kw put it out I don't know about now. Good Luck

 

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