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#29056
Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 133
GROUP BUY NOW CLOSED !


Some of you may already know that in the US there is a quick steer pinion. Unfortunately it is only produced for lhd power steering Mk2 MR2s'. The quick ratio pinion modifies the stock MKII power steering housing from 3.2 turns lock to lock to a 2.6 turns lock to lock rack.

This mod has been praised in the US by just about everybody that purchased one. The pinion gives the MR2 more control when needed, but does not make it skittish.

This mod is only for the Mk2 MR2 with power steering.

The cost effective way to do this was to have two parts made to fit the existing pinion. So I will need for you to send me the RHD pinions to be modified. That means leaving it assembled. Please examine your pinion for wear and other deformities. If a pinion is sent to me and is found to be in poor condition you will be notified before conversion. If you wish to have it returned unmodified, you will be charged for shipping and handling costs.

You will receive the quick steer pinions ready assembled for installing on the MR2.


Another option I am also thinking about, is selling these on an exchange basis, but it would mean adding €120.00 to the final price. I would send a quick steer pinion to the customer. Then when the customer sends me their original power steering pinion in good condition, I would refund the €80.00 for this service . I would have to put a time limit on the return/refund so that it would speed up the process of exchange for other customer to use. There would be a limited amount of exchange pinions.

Below are the prices per unit. The more ordered, the cheaper they are per unit. Prices do not include shipping.

1/3 of the price will be required as a deposit. Once I have placed an order for production, deposits cannot be refunded immediately as my own money would be tied up in the cost.


5 - 9 units - €395.00

10 -14 units €291.00

15 – 19 units €259.00

20 – 24 units €238.00

25 -49 units €231.00

50 + units €214.00
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#29058
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 133
Please put your name down if you are interested in a group buy.

1. Marty J
2. Harper -------------- Assembled pinion -------- Paid in full.
3. Dan ----------------- Assembled pinion --------- Paid in full.
4. dantheman -------- Parts only ------------------- Paid in full ---------- UK.
5. filthy ----------------- Assembled pinion --------- Paid in full -------- UK.
6. SFLee -------------- Assembled pinion ---------- Paid in full -------- UK.
7. basch32 ---------------- Parts only ---------------- Paid in full.
8. ashtwo ----------------- Parts only ----------------- Paid in full --------- Australia.
9. lmt ---------------------- Parts only ------------------ Paid in full --------- Australia.
10.dwyer125 -------------- Parts only ---------------- Paid in full -------- Australia.
11.ziggyzigatron -------- Assembled pinion ------- Paid in full -------- UK.
12. 5SGTE --------------- Parts only ------------------ Paid in full --------- Australia.
13. Wingers ------------- Parts only ------------------ Paid in full --------- UK.
14. -Totenkopf- ---------- Parts only ------------------ Paid in full --------- Australia.
15. WIDEMR ------------- Parts only ------------------ Paid in full --------- Australia.
16. Twincams ----------- Parts only ----------------- Paid in full --------- Singapore.
17. Whitchy --------------- Parts only ----------------- Paid in full --------- Australia.
18. Lemoncake -------- Assembled pinion -------- Paid in full -------- Hong Kong.
19. mk1rally20v -------- Parts only ------------------- Paid in full -------- UK.
20. Splipsliderg ------- Parts only ------------------- Paid in full.
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#29061
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 94
So what does it do? Smaller turning area?
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#29062
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 12
no it means that to get full lock on your steering it takes less turns of the steering wheel. it means the steering is more responsive.. great if you are on a track. a little dangerous if you on a motorway falling asleep!


i am interested... but ummm how do i know what steering i hav?
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#29063
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 133
Yes less turns lock to lock, but it is no more dangerous on ordinary roads than the standard steering, just sharper steering for the twisty stuff.

You will know if you have power steering by parking the car with the engine on and turning the steering wheel lock to lock. It should be quite easy to turn and you will be able to hear the pump working.

If anybody visits MR2 sites that are based in rhd countries would you please let them know about this possible group buy and link them to this site. Thanks.

This is at very early stages so I cannot promise anything just yet.
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#29066
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 312
Fair play to you Marty kicking off something inovative!

I'm trying to get my suspension sorted at present so will be drained dry by that for the time being.
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#29069
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 133
I have read quite a few threads about people wanting this kind of product for their rhd MR2. I am in contact with a guy in Australia that has mentioned that there could be a few potential buyers there. I'm sure there are others in the UK that would be interested. I have never done a group buy before, but I am willing to give it a go to get this product on the market.
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#29073
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 154
You should run this across all the UK forums Marty to gain more interest and max possible discount.
Fair play for giving it a go!
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#29076
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 94
What effect will it have on every day drive ability? I'm going to assume it will make is easyer to park?
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#29081
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 133
I haven't used one but for every day use I suppose there would be less effort involved with the parking. This is mainly an upgrade to your steering alowing your steering to react faster which is what you want in a sports car. Some people in the US have gone as far as saying that this was the best modification they have done to their MR2.
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#29083
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 94
Well looks like I'm sold.....can someone add me to the list, iPhone is horrible to copy and paste.
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#31525
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 133
Update

The pinion is in the development stage, so when this goes ahead it will be made from scratch which means it is a brand new product and you will not need to send me your current power steering pinion.

I still need more people who would be interested in this product. Even if you could not afford it right now, but maybe could in a few months please put your name down to show that you are interested in purchasing one.
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#31541
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 45
im interested in one off these to
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#31543
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 133
MRob2 are you still interested in this product ?
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#31555
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 12
sorry, i poor mayb when i win lotto and do a complete overhaul.
but until that i have to say no sorry
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#32241
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 133
Update is in the first post.
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#32248
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 94
can you show me a picture of what all needs to come out? Thats expensive as a mother lover. I hope there has been plenty of interest?
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#32252
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 133
I agree with you Harper, I'm hoping that we can get over 15 to make it reasonable.

Here's the part that comes out of the MR2 that would need sending to me.


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#32254
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 133
Yes I tried Quaife. They were not interested in producing this product for the SW20 with power steering. That's why I am the only one offering this product for our rhd MR2's.
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#32256
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 94
ok. sent you a pm. when is this ending? I think I'll have to buy a second hand one and send it to you.
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#32266
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 133
I have yet to remove my own pinion, but I have read that it is not too difficult to do. Below is a diagram of the power steering rack with the pinion circled in red.


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#32268
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 94
Oh cool. Where abouts does the uprated polybush thing go then?
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#32270
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 133
Toyota calls them grommets which are in the first diagram.


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#32304
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 59
I'd say I'll chance this as well Martin. I have the car in bits so I'll be able to get the pinion to you. If you're up to give me a hand with this engine some time maybe we could try and get the pinion out as well. Could take a few pics as well to help people out.
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#32314
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 133
That's a good idea Dan, I don't usually bother taking photos when I'm getting stuck in on mechanical work.

I have added you to the list.
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#32316
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 133
Update to first post.
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#32980
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 133
If you are competent at diy mechanics and have access to a hydraulic press then maybe it would suit you to buy the upgrade parts and assemble the pinion in your own time. This would also save you the cost of sending and return postage.

Parts on their own are as follows:

5 - 9 units - €380.00

10 -14 units €286.00

15 – 19 units €244.00

20 – 24 units €223.00

25 -49 units €216.00

50 + units €199.00
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#32981
Re: Quick steer pinion 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 133
I can also say that so far including other MR2 forums, there are 9 people that want this product.
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