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WE PUT FUN IN EVERY CORNER

Steeroids is about enjoying your car how you want to!

It’s all about driving fun. Who wants to struggle with an obsolete steering box system that can never feel like a Steeroids. Parking a car with non-assisted steering is a big hassle, running an auto-cross is the same. The wide tires available today only magnify the problem and the effort. Many classics did not come with power assist but even if your car came with power steering are you stuck rebuilding a clunky, leaking dinosaur? The obvious answer is, NO!

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Many owners from around the world have experienced the joy of what a few hours of work can do for the way their car feels and their whole attitude about driving their car is transformed in the process. Let’s face it, the “daily driver” vehicle, no matter, if it is a Smart Car or a high-end European sedan, has rack and pinion steering. You become accustomed to that precise “point and drive” tight feeling. It is the way you like a car to handle and drive. Then you hop into your beautiful classic and what a disappointment. How can the car look so good but drive and handle so bad? A Steeroids will transform your perception of your classic. It will have that precise, responsive feel you are accustomed to from a modern car.

Steeroids has satisfied the need owners have to drive a great handling car from Australia to Saudi Arabia and everywhere in between. Join with them, now you can tame the beast and be thrilled with the results. Look over our technical instructions and see how easy it is to bolt on a lot of fun and then go find some curvy stretch of road to feel the difference.

Do you have more questions?

See our FAQ page

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What does Steeroids do for you?

We enjoy driving cars that steer where and when we point them and we know this involves several related facts. The most important is the slop through a steering box. Even a new steering box can have an appreciable sloppy loose feel. In addition to getting rid of slop, a Steeroids has a lower turns ratio, typically under three turns of the steering wheel lock to lock, whereas stock systems can have up to five turns! What does this mean? Lower turns ratio means less struggling with the steering wheel when making maneuvers quickly as you would in autocross or more important, avoiding that box that just fell off the flatbed in front of you on the freeway. The car will go where you point it without frantic steering wheel turning. It will act and feel modern and crisp in response to your commands.

  1. It Goes Where You Want It To - Turning Responsiveness

    We enjoy driving cars that steer where and when we point them and we know this involves several related facts. The most important is the slop through a steering box. Even a new steering box can have an appreciable sloppy loose feel. In addition to getting rid of slop, a Steeroids has a lower turns ratio, typically under three turns of the steering wheel lock to lock, whereas stock systems can have up to five turns! What does this mean? Lower turns ratio means less struggling with the steering wheel when making maneuvers quickly as you would in autocross or more important, avoiding that box that just fell off the flatbed in front of you on the freeway. The car will go where you point it without frantic steering wheel turning. It will act and feel modern and crisp in response to your commands.

  2. It Feels Stable & Precise - On Center Feel

    Why should driving a cool looking classic car be a vague and mushy struggle that is no fun? Re-circulating ball steering boxes are the definition of vague. Their “on-center” feel and lack of feedback is due to the inherent looseness of two sets of gears through which the steering input must go through to reach the wheels and it is just plain annoying. The gear sets you to steer through are the worm gear (with the recirculating balls) and then the sector gear. Additionally, there is play in the servo valve for the power assist. A modern rack and pinion contain just one set of gears and a very responsive servo valve that virtually eliminates play in the steering. This reduction in gear sets and improved servo valving result in steering response that is immediate when steering input is given from the centered position rather than a 1/2 inch of travel on the steering wheel to take up the slack before the steering responds. Why suffer from that? This reduction in “play” translates into smaller input corrections necessary to keep the car driving straight, rather than constantly “sawing” or moving the steering wheel back and forth in the “dead zone” to be in the area where the steering responds. We don’t like and we know anyone who has driven a modern car with rack and pinion doesn’t either. There is no reason to tolerate this annoying behavior on your classic.

  3. Improves Your Car's Performance - Less Weight, Less Complexity

    Why should something that modernizes our car weight more than the old steering it replaces? Old fashioned steering boxes are associated rods & links are just clunky and heavy. We don’t believe you need to haul around all the extra weight and complexity. Simple is better! A Steeroids Rack and Pinion Kit are typically 20-25% lighter than the steering box and linkage it replaces. The rack & pinion on Steeroids has an aluminum alloy housing, and the tie rods are aluminum as well. These lighter components replace the steel center link, tie rods, and heavy cast iron steering box. Fewer, lighter parts cut the weight on the vehicle’s front end. We expect a modern replacement to weigh less, and it does.

  4. Fixes A Problem You May Not Know You Have - Adjustable For Bump Steer

    Why suffer from inherent bad steering? There is nothing like the “thrill” of hitting a bump and have the car decide to steer somewhere else when you least expect it. No surprises please when we are in maximum effort corner. Steeroids Kits come complete with everything you will need to set up your car to minimize bump steering. Other kits use the factory, non-adjustable tie rod ends, but not Steeroids. Our design solution provides adjustability. Anything less is a poor solution. We have a strong belief that it is your car and should be set up the way you want it. It is really important to check and adjust bump steer if you have lowered your vehicle, or if you want to improve on something the factory did not bother to consider. What is bump steer? It is the tendency for the vehicle to unexpectedly swerve when you hit a bump. It is annoying and dangerous. We don’t tolerate it on our classics, neither should you.

  5. No Worries Install - Real Tech Support & Instructions

    Who wants to guess how to install something as critical as a rack and pinion kit? This may sound unusual but just because it looks like a Steeroids, doesn’t mean it is a Steeroids. There is a lot of confusion and hype about “stiffer” this or “better” that. We believe a kit should be easy to install with minimum effort so our products are designed to that goal. We then support our kits with our engineering staff and customer service team who have hands-on experience installing the kits. We also include very detailed illustrated installation instructions, and a troubleshooting guide that are accurate to ensure that your installation experience goes smoothly. Our philosophy is simple; you are buying a premium kit, it needs premium instructions and support. It is exactly what we would expect purchasing a major enhancement like Steeroids for our classic car. The clear instructions are backed up by a knowledgeable person who is a phone call away should you need it.

Corvette

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A Steeroids Equipped Car Feels Modern & Fun to Drive!

How can an iconic car like a vintage Corvette look so good and drive so poorly? We don’t accept that it needs to be that way. Times have changed and now rack and pinion steering comes from the factory on new cars including the C-7 Corvette; it is the driving feel we are used to. A Steeroids kit will make a vintage 1955-1982 Corvette a joy to drive, especially on the tight turns of an autocross or road course. Not a racer? Steeroids will give you the control to keep the car pointed where you want it to be. No more “sawing” with the steering wheel to keep in your lane.

It is a real pain to park these cars which did not come with power assist. Early ‘Vette owners (1955-’62) can now have power steering! There is an optional smaller diameter steering wheel which makes it much easier to enter the driver's seat. You won’t believe how much better the car drives with a Steeroids. We replace the 1940’s clunky steering box and all the heavy steering gear with a modern light rack and pinion that you will feel the instant you get behind the wheel.

If your car has been lowered or you are not happy with the factory un-nerving “darty” feeling when you hit a bump (bump steering) that can be fixed. Steeroids kits are the only rack and pinion kits where you can fix this nasty little habit to give you a Corvette that drives as good as it looks. Don’t want to mess up your car with drilling holes and welding? Steeroids is a true bolt-on solution to more fun while driving. With no permanent mods to the car, you can easily bolt on the old factory gear and turn it back to

C2/C3 Corvette 1963 - 1982

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  • Steeroids Offers Improved Steering Feel: Recirculating ball steering is vague and unresponsive, especially “on center”. Control is greatly enhanced.

  • Steeroids Offers Quicker Ratio: Steeroids power kits yield approximately 2.5 turns lock-to-lock (~2.9 for manual).

  • Steeroids™ Effectively Eliminates Bump Steer: Only Steeroids offers adjustable tie rod ends to keep your car grounded and avoid darty behavior by keeping your alignment (bump steer) curves in check.

  • Steeroids Are Lighter Weight: Compared to the stock steering system.

  • Steeroids Offer Bolt-On Installation: Absolutely no welding, cutting or drilling. Installs with basic hand tools in approximately 6 hours.

  • Steeroids Come As A Complete Kit: All necessary parts are included.

Parts Included with Steeroids

  • Rack & Pinion

  • Adapter brackets (powder coated black)

  • Adjustable tie rod ends (Self cleaning & lubricating, Teflon lined).

  • U-joint assembly

  • Power steering hoses

  • All necessary hardware & fasteners

(Fits with factory steering column however a new Ididit steering column in chrome or painted option is available at an extra cost.)  

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C1 Corvette 1955-1962

  • Steeroids Offers Improved Steering Feel: Recirculating ball steering is vague and unresponsive, especially “on center”. Control is greatly enhanced.

  • Steeroids Offers Quicker Ratio: Steeroids power kits yield approximately 2.5 turns lock-to-lock (~2.9 for manual).

  • Steeroids Effectively Eliminates Bump Steer: Only Steeroids offers adjustable tie rod ends to keep your car grounded and avoid darty behavior by keeping your alignment (bump steer) curves in check.

  • Steeroids Are Lighter Weight: Compared to the stock steering system.

  • Steeroids Offer Bolt-On Installation: Absolutely no welding, cutting or drilling. Installs with basic hand tools in approximately 6 hours.

  • New Power Steering Pump Provided: We provide everything you need to convert to power rack and pinion (or you can stay manual if you desire).

Important note to customers:

Unlike our competitors kits Steeroids comes as a complete kit: All necessary parts are priced in, including a new steering column.

Parts Included With Steeroids:

  • Rack & pinion

  • Adapter brackets (powder coated black)

  • Adjustable tie rod ends (Self cleaning & lubricating, Teflon lined).

  • U-joint assembly

  • Power steering hoses

  • All necessary hardware & fasteners

  • Power steering pump

  • Power steering pump pulleys & mounting bracket

  • New Ididit steering column (chrome or painted options available)

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Camaro/Firebird/Nova

1967 - 1969 Camaro/Firebird & 1968 - 1974 Nova

Included in the kit:
  • Rack and pinion

  • Adapter bracket (adapts rack to chassis through A-arm bolts)

  • Tie rod ends (Self cleaning & lubricating, teflon lined, adjustable for bump steer)

  • U-joint assembly

  • Power steering hoses

  • Misc. fasteners (grade-8)

Options: Ididit steering columns also available! Choose from Steel, Powder Coated, Chrome & Aluminum style columns!

Note: Manual Steeroids kits contain all the same components as the power kit.  The rack has been converted from a power rack into a manual rack by removing the hard lines, capping the ports and drilling the internal cylinder to prevent pressure build up. Manual Steeroids racks are between 3 and 3.5 turns lock to lock. If you have stock manual steering and are interested in converting to power we have everything you will need.

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Mustang 1964-70

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1964 1/2 - 1970 Mustang

Parts Included With The Steeroids Kit:

  • Rack & Pinion

  • Adapter brackets (powder coated black)

  • Tie rod ends (Self cleaning & lubricating, Teflon lined, adjustable for bump steer)

  • U-joint assembly

  • Power steering hoses

  • All necessary hardware & fasteners

Options:

We offer this kit with a variety of options including power, manual and Ididit tilt steering column.

Power vs. Manual

When deciding on a manual or power, our kits were designed for V8 automatic transmission cars. If your vehicle is NOT a V8 with an automatic, please visit our Mustang tech section on Steeroids to read more about power steering hose and manual transmission options.

Notes:

If you plan to use your stock steering column with the Steeroids kit, you will need to cut the end off to fit the U-Joint supplied and then support the inner shaft with a retainer bearing. If you get the Steeroids kit with a steering column included, there is no cutting necessary. Please read the instructions below if you are considering using your stock steering column so that you know what is required.

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Steeroids kits with optional columns come standard with aftermarket GM splines so that you can use Grant and other name brand aftermarket steering wheels. We do this because most customers do not want the big stock wheel with the new quick ratio rack. If you want to keep your stock steering wheel, we need to know that at the time of order so that we can order the stock style splines.

The steering columns used are tilt with wiring harness and turn signals included. None of the columns that we offer have the ignition switch in the column. On the stock 1970 models, the ignition switch was located in the column, so we have an aftermarket billet aluminum (mill finished) ignition mount listed below. If you plan to use your stock column with the 1970 Mustang, please look into the tech section to see what else is involved.