Originally posted by T3man
The workshop manuals for XD and XE only list the 20:1 steering box.
I'm unaware of the quick ratio box being available since the XY.
It's easy to check what your ratio is - if you have 5 turns lock to lock it is 20:1; if it has 4 turns lock to lock it is 16:1.
I actually thought all XE ESPs had power steering - the ratios for the power steering boxes were the same for all models ie. there was no quick ratio box. Power stering = approx 3 turns lock to lock.
XD ESPs were available as both Falcon and Fairmont Ghia - Ghias had power steering as standard but the falcon got the 16:1 ratio manual steering (of course power steering was optional. Mine is a Falcon ESP and the steering is bloody heavy!! - many a year has passed so far where I've said I'll convert it to Power steering and I've owned for 19years LoL)
As all ESPs in XE were Fairmont Ghia based they should all have power assistance - According to the XE factory repair manual Ratio is variable (Min on lock) 11.1 and max on centre) 17.5:1 - Max turns stop to stop = 2.6
Means not too much to me but it's got to be better than a manual 16:1 box