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PS gpm, how much is too much?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kickinasphalt383, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. kickinasphalt383

    kickinasphalt383 1/2 ton status

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    i was reading peterson's, from i think 2 months ago?, and they have a write up on assisted steering and they show 2 of Howe power steering's pumps in a picture, one is the "TC" pump (3.5gpm) and the other is their "trophy truck" pump (6.5gpm). my question is can that pump be used in my K30 for some added steering power or does it flow too much fluid? and how much is it?

    now for the info that is missing above! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif the reason i want more flow in my steering system is because i run a 12,000# MM winch, the brakes are hydroboost, and i plan on running a hydro-assist steering soon. so i am hopeing this pump would aid my steering and brakeing, and i would really hope it would make my winch run alot better. my AGR 3.5gpm pump already feels over done.

    thanks
     
  2. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    sorry no answers but a question.
    is 3.5 sufficient for the steering and brakes, or is it deficient there as well?
     
  3. kickinasphalt383

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    the agr 3.5 is strong enough to handle steering and braking. the steering is always overworked in my truck... but hopefully crossover steering and hydraulic assist will cure that. so pretty much the steering design is currently the limiting factor and not the pump.
     

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