DCMoney's Extended Street Goblin - 06 SS SC

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I spy Lee breech lock and turret presses, both of which are more entertaining to work with than the harnesses.
Yep! The turret press is Lee's cheap-o turret press that hasn't been used in years, my uncle bought a Hornady LnL progressive press a while back that I borrow when doing large runs. Ammo's gotten so cheap I've almost stopped reloading other than precision rounds.
 
#23
Final payment has been sent, kit will be ready to pick up on the 17th, going on the 18th to pick everything up.

No update on progress, I'm so tied up with work trying to get a project done in time for the PRI show in December I doubt I'll have time to even start on the frame till after I get back from Indy.

I've been thinking of ways to increase the resistance in the power steering without completely turning it off. I've seen where people add pots and dial in resistance. Has anyone tried anything like this with the cobalt EPS?

http://www.autospeed.com/cms/article.html?&title=Modifying-Electric-Power-Steering&A=111532

The other thing I thought about doing was adding a steering quickener. I did one on my Polaris RZR mainly to help with steering through the tight trails I typically ride through but as a side effect steering resistance went up, quicker steering might be beneficial on autocross courses too.





 

ctuinstra

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I've been thinking of ways to increase the resistance in the power steering without completely turning it off. I've seen where people add pots and dial in resistance. Has anyone tried anything like this with the cobalt EPS?

I have extra units that I could do some testing on. Not that I really want to change the steering effort, but it would be interesting to do it. If I do and come up with something, I'll let you know.
 
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ctuinstra

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I have extra units that I could do some testing on. Not that I really want to change the steering effort, but it would be interesting to do it. If I do and come up with something, I'll let you know.
I read up on the EPS unit on these cars. I tried to bench test my old unit but didn't have a lot of luck. I was able to power it up but without the GM LAN to the EPS, it doesn't seem to want to do anything. I can check the input from the coil sensors, but it's based upon impedance and not simply resistance. I don't see a simple easy way to modify these units. Not saying it can't be done but certainly not as easy as I'd hoped.
 
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I read up on the EPS unit on these cars. I tried to bench test my old unit but didn't have a lot of luck. I was able to power it up but without the GM LAN to the EPS, it doesn't seem to want to do anything. I can check the input from the coil sensors, but it's based upon impedance and not simply resistance. I don't see a simple easy way to modify these units. Not saying it can't be done but certainly not as easy as I'd hoped.
Thanks for looking into it and testing out the unit. Do you still have to torque sensor installed on the power steering unit?
 

ctuinstra

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The collared sensor that slides over the steering shaft can be cut off.
Or just unplug if you want to remove it. I guess all that will do is stop the power steering and will throw codes. There are two, one that doesn’t move or change values and it’s used for calibration and the other is used for the sensing of steering torque I thought about trying to see if there is a way to be able to adjust the input between the two. So basically it could be set to fully functional to all the way to non functional and anywhere in between.
 
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