“My name is Don Guentner and I have a 1929 Essex Challenger Coach 2 door, custom street rod/rat rod. It’s set up “old” school on a custom channeled frame, transverse springs and rack and pinion steering replacing the normal vega steering, as such It’s steers great but as I’m getting older (83) it is more difficult in turning the steering wheel at low speeds and normal hydraulic power steering would be difficult at best and would take away from the old-school look as such I researched electric power steering as it is almost invisible when installed.
So I installed a EPAS Performance electric power steering, not inexpensive but what is these days, but you are paying for reliability. There isn’t a lot of after market Essex parts out there, so if will fit my ride it will fit yours. I had some one else install my unit and we had a issue, but EPAS has a great rep on the phone, and with a call a solution was found. My 29 Essex now with its electric power steering, steers just like my 2016 Volt’s electric steering. So if you want to keep the look and get the ease of power steering EPAS Performance power steering is the way to go.
And as a bonus they are very friendly to us vets out there.”
"I was looking for a way to add power assist steering to my 2005 Mustang GT which could not use the traditional OEM power steering unit. After doing a fair bit of research, I came across EPAS which listed a kit for a 2005 Mustang (which was perfect for me). When I called EPAS, Geoff patiently and thoroughly answered all of my questions. I placed my order and had the unit within a few days!
As I chose to install this myself (after watching the many EPAS tutorials on youtube), I set to it as soon as it arrived. Any questions I had along the way were answered immediately by EPAS as well as sending me photos from their display until. If this wasn't great enough, Geoff offered to let me "borrow" their display until which was installed on a 2005 Mustang Steering column to use as reference. Needless to say, I can not express how much I stand behind not only the products of EPAS but the customer experience. If you need electric power assist, EPAS will not disappoint."
Antonio Martin del Barrio
After clarifying with them that their kit was adequate for my 1986 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera w/ air conditioning, I placed my order that was processed fast and I received the kit some 4 weeks after. The assistance received from Geoff, Jennie and Colette was clear and very helpful in spite of the fact that everything was done via e-mail from Madrid (Spain) and Sarasota (USA).
Once installed, I noticed that the hardness when moving the steering wheel clockwise or anticlockwise was substantial, asking Geoff for assistance to solve the problem. He sent all the components required one by one until practically the whole kit was replaced, but the problem was not resolved. I had almost given up when, several weeks later, Geoff told me that he had found the cause of the problem and, again sent me the motor and sensor system.
Finally the EPAS works nicely after the new elements were installed.
I must recognise the effort and professionalism that Geoff has demonstrated providing excellent assistance, persistance and support until the system worked perfectly.
I am extremely satisfied with the way EPAS Performance has treated me.”
My name is Matt Evangelou. You had so kindly worked with my mechanic, Stephen Davis, in assisting him with technical support to install the EPAS Performance Power Steering conversion kit to my 1966 Shelby GT350 Clone. While there were some bumps in the road with the installation, in the end, I got a chance to drive the car and the steering was fantastic!
I just wanted to say thank you very much for all the help and support you gave us throughout the process. In my experience, things don’t always go right, however you learn a lot about a company (and a person) when things don’t go as planned. You and your company handled the situation with the utmost professionalism and confidence we certainly appreciate all that you have done to help us.
I can’t say enough how pleased I am with the product and service and hope you will have continued success in the future. I would be proud to recommend your products and service to anyone interested in a similar conversion for their classic car.
"Installation of the EPAS unit was straight forward, even with our custom steering configuration. Our biggest reason for the move to the EPAS system was due to consistent failure of the stock Ford hydraulic power steering pump. Drifting obviously involves pushing the rack from one extreme to the other and we were replacing the pump once per year. Moving to the electric power assist steering meant we could drop weight by switching to a manual rack and ditching the additional pumps and reservoirs required to support that configuration.
Not only did we drop weight, but we've picked up adjust-ability with steering feel and responsiveness not found on the stock car. Flicking the steering and car from side to side even with additional wheel travel from our custom knuckles and a-arms is easier and quicker than before. We've been running this for a season with zero issues and multiple benefits. Steering feedback has been better than stock; I would highly recommend the EPAS unit to anyone interested in reducing failures, eliminating weight and increasing performance."
" I love my EPAS! I bought about three years ago for my 67 Mustang with a 502 stroker (429) and a TKO 5 speed. The car was originally a 289 with an auto and PS but 28 years ago I put a big block in it and took off the power steering. It still had the 16:1 ratio gearbox and was not fun to park! The car has been in 18 different states and driven on the longhaul HRPT 5 times. I can't say enough about how much more fun it is to drive now! Thanks for this product!
I can’t say enough good things about the customer service. I was very happy with the product but the service makes me want to buy from you again!"
"I finished the install last weekend and raced the car this past Saturday. The EPAS is pretty nice so far."
Richard Lipsky’s MORGAN
"It works driving around the street and turning the wheel sitting still is easy, not at all typical for a MORGAN. I am going auto crossing Sunday"
Rod's 67 Mustang
"We completed the installation of the electric power steering unit on my 67 Mustang and everything is working great! Now the car is actually a joy instead of a fight to park in the garage. I truly appreciate that you called to check on the product."
Jimmy's "New" Mustang
"Installed and working flawlessly. Went to a cruse-in last night and demonstrated the EPAS to several people and they were very impressed." Jimmy added "Thanks for all of your help, I couldn't have done it without your help, advice and patience. Never have I had a vendor call me and ask how my install was going or if I needed help. You did this several times and were always there when I called you with a great attitude and great advice. I feel like you are a real friend and I will work hard to get you some more business for this excellent system."
John Keoghs 1957 Belair from the Classic Chronicle
John S from Tube Chassis Designz
"We finally got the Packard on the ground and I took it for a ride, I can't get over how well the steering works! Without the car rolling I can spin the wheel with 1 finger, shut the key off and it requires wrestling. In this business most of the products are JUNK like the Unisteer electric steering. I called you and asked about yours, you sent me detailed information that was ALL accurate, installed it and it's flawless, what more can I ask for. I can pretty much guarantee you I will not be your #1 customer but every time I need one of these units it will come from you. Thanks for a great product and honest/accurate information."
Jason from Alabama
"Glad to say, my mustang is now back on the road. My wife drove it into work this morning and was very happy to be able to drive it again."
R U faster than a Redneck, Ross McCombs
"We have had an issue with our power steering set up since we built the car. Putting the Cobra engine in the 66 Mustang with the large power rack would always cavitate at low speeds and be difficult to predict what it would do. The pump on the Cobra engine simply would not keep up with the requirements of the racing power rack and the 275 front tires at low speed.
After installing the EPAS electric steering system this issue is gone. In addition, it has removed some weight from the front of the car, cleaned up the front of the engine compartment be eliminating the pump, hoses, and reservoir.
We probably also picked up some horsepower and well as removing the heat from the power steering from the engine compartment. I am able to increase the resistance of the electric steering for the large tracks and decrease it for the small tracks. We also run some huge caster in the car which made the car steer hard in tight turns. With the EPAS system the steering is consistent from lock to lock.
We have raced this system all summer with no issues. I would never again build a car without one."
"Geoff we want to tell you how much we like our Electric Power Steering unit. We believe it's given us a better feel of what our steering is doing mechanically, but also a better feel of the track. We also feel improves horsepower from eliminating the hydraulic pump, which is a big plus in a limited horsepower class. Not only are we getting advantages on the track but it carries over in the stop during set-up with being able to better see how the car reacts to different caster and camber settings, along with being able to turn the wheels with ease. NICE JOB!" Corey Stout