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This is a discussion on power steering delete within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; well my pump and power rack on my 2000 z28 is leaking. instead of repairing them i was just going ...

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    Member silverz28camaro's Avatar
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    sebring silver
    2000 z28

    power steering delete

    well my pump and power rack on my 2000 z28 is leaking. instead of repairing them i was just going to get the bmr kit that converts it to the manual rack. this will remove the pump and alot of weight.

    2 questions.

    1) how much weight?

    2) how much hp will it free up from deleting the PS.

    anyone who has experience with this let me know you input. thanks.
    2000 auto camaro
    13.54 @ 104 2.049 60' stock 2.73

    12.94 @ 109 2.002 60' full exhaust, lid, tune, nitto 555r 2.73

    11.899 @ 114.44 1.686 60' full exhaust, lid, tune, nitto 245/50-16 555r 3.73 moser 12-bolt 2800 fuddle, ls6 intake manifold, slp under drive pully,fiberglass hood, bmr k-member

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    Member C&Cbird's Avatar
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    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    1998 Trans Am

    I drove a friend's car that had removed the stuff, don't remember what he said he saved in weight, but that thing was a bitch to turn in low speed manuevers.

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    Member ultra_badass's Avatar
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    Corpus Christi

    navy blue matallic
    2000 WS6 trans am M6

    it would be good for a track only car but i dunno if i would do it to a DD but that IMO


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    Gainesville, VA
    If you're not building a race car it's not worth. Weight savings and gains in HP will not be worth the sacrifice you make in driveablity. The thing will be a bitch to steer at low speeds.

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