We can now offer an Electric Power assisted Steering for your Series Land Rover .
Land Rover Series should not be too heavy to steer when the steering is in good condition and fitted with the correct tyres , etc .
We find that a lot of vehcles do not steer well due to poor maintenance and a lack of knowledge , in fact there are a lot of people who say all land rover's steer badly. ! Wrong answer !!
This in our opinion is completley wrong as we know that The Rover company were Prestige Car Manufacturer's and very good engineers who did not make vehicles to steer badly !
However in this day and age we have all now got used to cars with power steering and this conversion will make the land rover feel like a modern vehicle even with larger tyre sizes.
This conversion can be fitted to series 2 as well as series 3 Land Rover's , either Left or Right hand drive .
This power assisted steering will take all the effort out of steering your Land Rover and the conversion parts cannot be seen particularkly on Series 3 Land Rover's as the mechanism is hidden inside the dash board with no visible signs both inside and under the bonnet of the Land Rover. On a series 2 the mechanism will be fitted in the shelf next to the steering column with a tidy cover panel over it .
The system for the series 3 land rover is not quite as simple as some of the other makes of cars .
The units are mainly produced by Koyo and NSK, both made in Japan and are not the cheap copies made in China.The advantage of using these units is that there are numerous safety features already built in, which makes it easier to obtain a TÜV approval. In the unlikely event of the unit failing to operate or a power failure, the steering will be exactly the same as prior to the conversion. Additionally the drop in assistance will be very gradual, usually after 1 or 2 seconds, avoiding a "jerk" in the steering wheel should this occur in a fast turn. If the electromotor should ever jam, there is a clutch unit which disables it from the steering column, ensuring that the steering will always function freely.The ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and the torsion sensor, that determine the amount of assistance, are set by the factory to perfectly suit the steering character of the car they are developed for and this can also be adjusted by the driver using a simple control..
The picture shows the land rover electric steering before the dash board is refitted on a Series 3 land Rover.
Click on the link to see the video -.
Jake Wright's can fit this to your landrover in our workshop in less than a week and firstly we will inspect the original steering sytem to make sure that is all working as it should and any rectifications can then be carried out prior to fitting the power steering steering system.
Please enquire and ask to speak with Phil or John