Power Steering Upgrade Recommendations - Team Camaro Tech
Brakes, Suspension & Steering Conversion questions, Steering & Handling

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 10, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sandy Eggos
Posts: 12
Power Steering Upgrade Recommendations

Hey Guys,

My power steering on my 67 camaro is on it's last foot. I figure I might as well upgrade for the amount I would spend to replace just one part. Does anyone here have a recommendation on what brand/upgrade to get?

agent784 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 10, 05:30 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Steve A.
flat350's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Schaumburg Il.
Posts: 377
Send a message via AIM to flat350
Re: Power Steering Upgrade Recommendations

See sticky #3 above.


68 work in progress , but I can drive it now - O5D build - 712 trim - 02 color
Think it was a 396 , 4 spd. - now in primer , 350 , 4 spd. , lots of new body and mech. parts
flat350 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 10, 08:10 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Orlando, Fl
Posts: 2,332
Re: Power Steering Upgrade Recommendations

My final decision would depend on the rest of your combo and what your going to do with the car.

The Hotchkis 500 box is a nice piece for the money.

My favorite is a 600 box but they are a little more money.
ProdigyCustoms is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 10, 09:19 PM
Senior Tech
Mike Petrovich
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 382
Re: Power Steering Upgrade Recommendations

I have good results with a Lares 972 (stock quick ratio box with IROC internals). I bought mine at Advance Auto and turned in the original box for core charge. Direct swap, much better feel and turn ratio, IMO.

1968 327 sport coupe. Son of original owner.
mike p is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 10, 11:30 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hermosa Beach, CA
Posts: 314
Re: Power Steering Upgrade Recommendations

No, no, no. Run down to your local junkyard. Find a late 80's IROC camaro. Just look for the big ol I R O C on the lower side sill. Go under the front of the car, dab some power steering fluid on the end of the steering box to dab off the grease. Dont rub, just dab, or you'll wipe off the code you need. Look for an XH code on the end of the steering box. That XH confirms its a fast ratio, high effort steering box. Take it out, its like $50. Get the spring and valve that goes into the back of the power steering pump with the car too, you will need that. Then all you will need is a new rag joint, and a new pressure line with a couple of adapter fittings. There are a bunch of threads on how to do. Look around, made a world of difference on my 68.

Message me if you have any questions. Its a great, cheap swap.

1968 Camaro
2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Pete68 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome