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I would like to see some pictures of the unit installed on a RZR just wondering how much room it take up under the dash. Is it in the way?

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I will post them in a few hours..I have a bunch from my build...just havnt added it to my thread yet... But to answer your question...you wouldnt even notice it was installed unless you looked up under the dash..NO parts are in the way at all!!

Update: and to add to that..if you didnt know what a unisteer looked like you probably wouldnt even know what it was or even that it was there..
 

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This is where it hooks to your steering rack...

As you can see even with everything stripped off it doesn't hang any lower than even the "piston" that for adjusting your steering wheel.

look at the top two bolts on the upper right..these are the two holes for the bolts you drill through the frame to mount the Unisteer.. The ONLY two bolts .....Just drill (from under the dash, slide in the bolts and secure the nuts (yeah yeah, now my steering has nuts...does yours?? just for those j/kers out there)and its installed (of course after you hook-up the upper joint)..simple

This is your "money" shot..as you can see, nothing is in the way..it's all up under the dash. the top left u joint is the one that's right at the end of your steering adjustment bar... It doesn't matter how tall or "round" you might be..the Unisteer system was made vey well..I have personally had it completely submerged (although I don't recommend it for "mike said so" reasons/liability) and it works great. I can drive with one hand at all times..

I hope this helped you out..It was worth every penny to me..no kickback, I'm injured from the war and couldn't drive without it. On technical trails you can be VERY precise ect... smooth...just smooth, Good luck!
 
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Yep after install you'll never notice it..it is out of the way and is so quiet and natural feeling you'll actually forget it is there..
The only time it will get even remotely in the way is when you go to change a fuse...then it's still no big deal..just a little harder to get to the fuse box.
I even reinstalled my parking brake with just a minor modification to the P-brake bracket.
 

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Anyone know how much different the Factory kit is? It appears to have a cover/protector of some sort over it and a slightly different shape.
 

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Anyone know how much different the Factory kit is? It appears to have a cover/protector of some sort over it and a slightly different shape.
x2 on that question.... We havnt got any of the Limited models with power steering up here in Alaska...But When I buy my new RAZR (when the larger engine comes, Might be years away) Hopefully I will get one with power steering already installed..

BUT, truthfully, I have driven All typed of other SXS's with Power steering stock, Like the Regular Ranger..It didnt feel ANY differant than the Unisteer...I almost wonder if "Unisteer" makes some version for Polaris and all the other companies, and call it the OEM version?? I'm actually clueless on yet another subject... At least I know what I actaully am talking about with my Unisteer...and no BS..."God Bless that Company"! because I couldnt ride without it!! Funny how something so small can become so huge when you get disabled...........
 

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My thought was that they possibly could make it for Polaris but the factory version may be somewhat more weatherproof for durability reasons. Seems to also have a different bracket that probably doesn't require drilling. The Polaris kit number is #2411615. Seen it for just over $900 but that may be an old price.
 
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My thought was that they possibly could make it for Polaris but the factory version may be somewhat more weatherproof for durability reasons. Seems to also have a different bracket that probably doesn't require drilling. The Polaris kit number is #2411615. Seen it for just over $900 but that may be an old price.

I doubt Unisteer makes the OEM box..they probably use the same company that makes them for the Sportsman XPs..foget the company name..they make OEM EPS for a few autos as well(yes some cars have EPS now days vs hydraulic PS..New Mustang is one IIRC).

$900 is JUST the OEM box...does't include the mount..the steering shafts no bolts,no washers...NOTHING but the box...then there is the issue of wiring...the EPS RZRs have a different main harness..I'm sure the OEM box wiring could be rigged...but by the time you buy all the OEM hard parts needed you are looking at $1300-1400 easy and you still have to figure out the wiring unless you want to replace the harness..
I looked into doing the OEM retrofit before I bought the Unisteer since i had heard mixed reviews on ATVs in the past for aftermarket PS..I decided to look harder at the Unisteer after some research and I heard nothing but positive reviews of the Unisteer on the RZRs..
So..$1300+ ordering numerous part numbers from Polaris, then have to figure out how to wire it (and if it is anything like the EPS on the Polaris ATVs isn't just a simple positive and negative hook up) or ~$900 and 2 hours of my time...I picked the latter admittedly with reservation...but now I am VERY happy with the route I chose..
 

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Thanks for the info. I thought that was complete so the Unisteer looks like the much better way to go.
 

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Yeah..and its really simple to install..Now if your plastics are on (mine were at the time) the hardest part is getting your drill up under the dash facing backwards plus holding the Uniteer in place then drilling the two holes...Not much room to work with...Noth-the-less it was an easy install...Also the instructions show to connect to the ignition wire to the far left wire on the connection plug..Dont use that wire..its the starter wire..Your power steering will only work if you have the key turned ALL the way right..not good..I used the second to the far left wire and "perfect"...Some members have wired it into the 12V adapter...it will work just the same...If I had an extra set of hands and didnt have my brain turned to mush from so many explosions I could have done it in about 2 hours...but It was just me and I was a bit slow (like noticing the steering rack had a "non threaded" strip that you line up...I spent 20 minutes trying to figure out why it wouldnt "slide on"...But thats how the old brain works now(this is where I would incert the "monkey scratching his head" Icon..If you can get a second set of hands it would make it easy...especially when drilling the 2 holes...But I am giving you worst case scenario here..I did it in 3 and a half hours and I was SLOOOW!! Of everything that I have bought and/or installed, My EPS is by far the one piece I truly feel that I get every penny I paid for out of it!! I mean EVERY PENNY!
 
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Yeah..and its really simple to install..Now if your plastics are on (mine were at the time) the hardest part is getting your drill up under the dash facing backwards plus holding the Uniteer in place then drilling the two holes...Not much room to work with...Noth-the-less it was an easy install...Also the instructions show to connect to the ignition wire to the far left wire on the connection plug..Dont use that wire..its the starter wire..Your power steering will only work if you have the key turned ALL the way right..not good..I used the second to the far left wire and "perfect"...Some members have wired it into the 12V adapter...it will work just the same...If I had an extra set of hands and didnt have my brain turned to mush from so many explosions I could have done it in about 2 hours...but It was just me and I was a bit slow (like noticing the steering rack had a "non threaded" strip that you line up...I spent 20 minutes trying to figure out why it wouldnt "slide on"...But thats how the old brain works now(this is where I would incert the "monkey scratching his head" Icon..If you can get a second set of hands it would make it easy...especially when drilling the 2 holes...But I am giving you worst case scenario here..I did it in 3 and a half hours and I was SLOOOW!! Of everything that I have bought and/or installed, My EPS is by far the one piece I truly feel that I get every penny I paid for out of it!! I mean EVERY PENNY!
They must have have fixed those instructions..I looked at both my paper copy and the online copy awhile back after you brought that up and they clearly show the 2nd wire..
Also..tip..use a C-clamp to hold the bracket in place while drilling the holes..makes life MUCH easier..
Once you get the first hole drilled install the bolt/nut and positon properly like you want it and tighten that bolt then drill the 2nd hole...
tip #2...make sure you have a good fresh bit or 2...not a cheapo bit..that bracket you have to drill through is no joke..I don't think that is China steel..:rofl3:
 
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BTW I am one of those that preferred to use the hot wire for the power port rather than cut into the insulation on the ignition wire. I just removed the spade connector from the back of the port,cut it off and used a new spade to put the 3 wires(original wire,one for power to the PS controller and one very small guage wire for the LED indicator) into,soldered and shrink wrapped them..plugged it back on the port. Easier to work with/get to and less risk IMO..I prefer to leave my ignition switch wires intact..JMO
 

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BTW I am one of those that preferred to use the hot wire for the power port rather than cut into the insulation on the ignition wire. I just removed the spade connector from the back of the port,cut it off and used a new spade to put the 3 wires(original wire,one for power to the PS controller and one very small guage wire for the LED indicator) into,soldered and shrink wrapped them..plugged it back on the port. Easier to work with/get to and less risk IMO..I prefer to leave my ignition switch wires intact..JMO
I totally agree on both your last post..what I did for the ignition was pull the plug, take the strippe wire end and incert it into the femal end then clamp it back together with the male end and walla...she isnt moving! I could hang on that wire and it would break before comming out.... wierd about the instructions??? I ordered mine what....4 months ago... Sure enough, my instructions were wrong, I just went down and double checked..(Ive made a book, everything I buy with instructions, I seperate the pages and put them in document protectors so I can look at them later). Its sort of a "Master book" for all I have done...

Back to the install...He is correct on the drill bit..Ive had to drill holes for the steering , front and rear lift kits, Gusset plates, Bars ect....This FRAME EATS cheap bits!! Just have spares...
 
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