Just starting this post as general discussion to get opinions of those with actual knoweledge. I am wondering what the steering would be like if I converted my rack to a non hydraulic manualised rack. I know how it can be done but how heavy would it be for day to day use. Background of my car 2+2 but running an LS 6.0. Power steering is now run through the GM power steering pump. My reasoning of why this may be plausable in my case: 1. The car is now 100kg lighter than it was as a 2+2 TT Auto, most of this weight coming off the front of the car. 2. The HICAS has been removed as it wont function without the Nissan ECU. 3. The low speed steering (high pressure) no longer functions for the same reason, it needs the Nissan ECU to do so. So if that low speed steering no longer works is power steerin actually necessary?