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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-29-2008, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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OBA York and Power Steering???

Anyone installed a york and a power steering pump on a 1.3?
I have the york mounted where the AC was.
Any pics? Ideas?
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anyone??
My arms are getting tired----

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I've only heard of Yorks being used, but never seen installed on a 1.3. I've been using a Kick A/C compressor converted for air for nearly 10 years without issue. Fills tires fairly fast, and fills the tank to 120# easily.

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Good to hear that your pump is still working well after all those years.
I may try one as my york needed a rebuild when I put it in, and it hasn't gotten any better in the last 8 or so years. Still puts out mega-air, but pushes out a very fine oil mist also. LOL

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Yah, the Kicker requires an oiler going in the pump, and a filter on the pressure side. Other than adding pump oil on occasion, and bleeding the oil ot of the filter every so often, it gets the job done well. I've got 2 spare pumps as I figured the pump would last a year or so, but again, it keeps going and going and going. nice thing is, you don't need to modify anything if its on a 1.6L. On my 1.3L, I had to mod/fab a bit as I am also running Kicker P/S.

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Any Probs with the Kick P/S?
What size tires are you running?
I am planning on doing the Kick P/S and run 33" Boggers.

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Well, it's not hydro steering! LOL

I'm running 33x13.50 Pit Bull Rockers.

I've got NO issues with the steering box. The pump, on the other hand, did run well when first installed, but is now old and tired, and hasn't liked it much when I've run low (read: OUT) of fluid on occasion. So now, in the rocks, it's sometimes like not having P/S at all. A new pump would help this.

But I'm going to add a Trail-Gear ram assist. It the kit they sell for the Toy, and can be modified to use on a Sammy axle (6" ram kit is just $199). At that time, I will be swapping out the Kicker pump for a hi-flo TC pump. I know, I'm a purist and a TC isn't "pure Suzuki", but this is badly needed. On Yankee Bob's, he turns his 33"s with just one finger, and moves 30" boulders with his tires at the same time.

One added thing with ram assist. Since the turning force in now on the axle, you don't need a pan hard as the steering box really is now just a control valve for the ram and doesn't push the suspension. Sweet.

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So you recon that the Kick steering box can handle the extra pressure of a larger pump?
Maybe I should just put a saganaw pump in from the start.

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There are guys with hydro, TC or P pumps and a Kick box. The Kick box is fairly stout. Besides, Hydro is more about volume than pressure. Even still, no problems with the added pressure provided that the box is tight to start with.

I just saw a bolt-on kit to put a Sag ham-can P pump on a 1.3L sammy. Hmmm, I think it was on Ebay.

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If you find the kit, could you post a link to it?
I will also look.
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