Pondering the Zen of Audi Hydraulic Steering

Tony Hoffman auditony at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 04:51:04 PST 2011

This is along the lines of what I was thinking as well. Having driven
plenty of V8's in both configurations back to back, I'll have to say I much
prefer teh servotronic of the 91 and newer ones to the standard assist of
the earlier ones. That said, it's a lot of work, but if the rack is already

BTW, with the additional assist, Audi still used the exact same pump in all
V8 models, so the pump itself is obviously not what is limiting the assist.


On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 10:03 PM, urq <urq at pacbell.net> wrote:

> I doubt that a higher capacity pump would do anything to help ...
> Since you are talking about a T44, the option I would suggest is to fit a
> Servotronic rack from a '91-on V8Q to your car.  A lot of people complain
> about the lack of "feel" ... but if you are looking for more assist at low
> speeds Servotronic will provide.  Perhaps you can even swap your rack with
> someone who has a V8Q who is looking for a non-Servotronic rack.  There is
> a
> wiring harness and the assist controller which you will need to fit to your
> car ... my recollection is that there aren't too many wires ... the rack
> control and speed input are the main ones.
> I've got Servotronic on both my V8Qs and am convinced it is the better
> choice.

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