Originally Posted by Johnnys Zoo
I was lurking by this post and felt obligated to respond. A couple of turnoffs that have kept me away from this site. Some posters come across as knowing something as fact, that is completely wrong. For example, the public enemy being a stiff ski. I could turn these things into a knot. Another one I recall about cars, is that power steering has a quicker ratio than manual steering. This is false, it might appear to be a slower ratio at a low speed. The actual steering ratio is faster. I believe the early Mustangs were 19:1 power, 14:1 manual. That is why they used
and continue to use manual steering in racing. I could go on for a while.
most production and or race cars the power steering model will have much quicker ratios than the manual counterpart. Reason being it requires alot of force is required to turn that wheel quicker than what the manual rack ratio is.
Manual steering is used in racing because it feels better not because its faster lock to lock. Manual steering gives a ton more feedback than powersteering.
Plus its not used in all forms of racing, enduro car for example and even WRC cars have power steering, the cars are faster like that. Conversly alot of low budget race cars ie "Spec Miata", IT cars, Honda Challenge car, dont use power steering cause the feel is better and any power steering system(at the price point these guys can afford) will ruin the feedback they are able to get. In racing knowing what your ca is doing is one of the most important things.
On the PEs they arent stiff, not sure if i ever clamied that they were if i did it ws in context. The tip is in fact very soft.
Just because they arent stiff doesnt mean they still arent a great ski.