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Manual or Power Steering?

I am trying to decide whether I should go with a manual or power steering. What are the parameters you would normally use to make this decision? I am making everything from scratch so need some basic guidelines to make the decision.

Unfortunately I can only estimate roughly the final weight of the car and weight on the front wheels.

I know tire size, wheelbase, track.

Is their anything else I should be considering?

Anyone have any experience working this out?
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I don't have power steering. But my car only weighs 2800 lbs.
The wider the tires the harder it will be to steer, also depends on how much wight you have over the front wheels.
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I don't have power steering. But my car only weighs 2800 lbs.
The wider the tires the harder it will be to steer, also depends on how much wight you have over the front wheels.
Yes I was pretty sure that weight on the front wheels was going to be the main factor.

Anyone take a guess at what approximate weight should I be thinking of going to a power rack?
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