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Electric Power Steering or Hydraulic Power Steering?

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It has been confirmed that the 2014 Chevy SS has electronic power steering and not the traditional hydraulic power steering, which setup would you prefer?

In my case I would rather have a hydraulic power steering setup as it does help with making the SS more of a driver focused car.
 

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You do lose a little feel of the road with electric but it's not something I would be concerned with if I was purchasing an SS.
 

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If electric steering is good enough for the C7, I guess it's good enough for me.
Supposedly, the steering "feel" is greatly improved on the 2014 Vette with it.

I still want a manual transmission (DCT) and all wheel drive.
 

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will need to drive the electric system to gave an answer, hyd system will loose park assist (boo hoo).
 

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electric power steering is a must for me, i had so many older cars with hydraulic systems that just became a pita to take care of. once they start to leak you need to find the fix ASAP or it keeps on getting worse, costing you more as time goes on. electric systems are just less complicated.
 

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Hydraulic systems aren't that bad for reliability. Not like the electrical system is cheap to fix.

i don't like the sound of the electrical motor.

I would normally say hydraulic because of better steering feel but for a car as heavy as the SS I think electric might be more reliable.
 

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Electric all the way! down the road you will be thanking your self when you don't have red fluid dripping and burning on the flexpipe.
Also lets not forget cars that have alternators mounted low in the engine bay where a leaking hydraulic power steering system can get to, i've seen it happen and it's ****.

Leak starts, and slowly trickles down the rubber lines making it's way into the alternator dripping into it.....and one day.... alternator decides to RIP.
 

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I know a few guys running electric power steering in improved production car racing. purpose designed aftermarket setup that you can dial in the desired feel. I have it on my wish list for the car I am building but will go with Hydraulic until I have got the car up and running and reasonably competitive. also good for eeking out extra power as not sapping it through hydraulics.
 
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