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P500 Who has power steering, and is it necessary

stnbenn2001

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Just wondering if power steering is necessary on a Pioneer 500. Its my understanding that it is not a standard feature on a 500. Anyone have any thoughts on this as I have not bought a UTV yet.
 
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MB_Rider

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Not necessary but sure is nice to have. Especially if adding bigger tires, locker...
One of the first things I did to my P5 was install P/S and I have no regrets. Like trigger said it's not necessary but nice to have, especially if you add a torque locker and bigger tires which I would recommend as well.
 

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I put it in mine and love it. don't do it if you want forearms like Popeye. it's also nice if you have arthritis, carpel tunnel etc
 
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Splorin

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Tire width (10's or 11's) and or wheel spacers will increase steering effort and bump steer. PS will help alleviate those issues. With the locker install it won't be 'selectable' in 4WD so you'll appreciate it also. My previous rig had no PS and was fast. I just liked the feel thru the wheel. Selectable locker meant I only had to fight it in technical stuff. P5's are a different animal though. Luxury it up with shocks and PS if you can afford it, your body will thank you....
 
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