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For those of you that haven't heard, Unisteer has split off their UTV products under the new name Wicked Bilt. Anyways, just got the update on their Electra-Steer unit for the Commander.



The Wicked Bilt Electra-Steer Power Steering Kit for the Can-Am Commander UTV is a bolt on system that significantly reduces steering effort and diminishes bump steer. This is a torque-sensing unit that increases assistance as torque or resistance increase at the wheels. Unit mounts under the dash and does not decease leg room. The BRP Commander UTV Electra Steer Power Assist Kit fits on all Commander models made in 2011.

$995.00

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2011 Can-Am Commander UTV Electra-Steer Power Steering Kit | Electra-Steer | Can-Am Commander | Wicked Bilt
 

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Has anybody installed a power steering unit yet?? If so , is there any pointers you can offer. And maybe some pictures. The units are available. Mine arrived a couple of days ago......Mark
 

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I Installed mine recently. Here our some of my observations. Use 1" bolts in lieu of the 3/4" ones supplied that hold the unit to the mounting bracket. The 3/4" only gives about a 3 thread grip and can strip before you reach 20 pounds of Torque. The mounting system is on the weak side. It is bolted to the tilt wheel support by 1 - 5/16" bolt that you drill a whole thru the hollow 1" X 3/4" tube. Use a larger square washer that will spread the load to the outer edges of the tube. The other mounting bracket studs are 1/4 20 and bolt to a 20 gauge piece of stamped steel that held the ECU. The directions request that you tie the trigger wire into the Ignition switch. This requires the dash to be removed. I opted to use the accessary relay output in the fuse box. Its right there by the battery and is a lot less work. One downside of that connection that the relay cycles once when you push the start button. Does not seem to effect the operation of the EPS however. Can am has allready Installed what appears to be an EPS mounting bracket down by the Rack. So it appears they do plan on offering it in the future.



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Steve,
Are the 3/4" long bolts that you are talking about the ones that are welded studs on the bracket (plate)? If so how did you replace them?...Thanks........ Mark...
 

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I have been running one of these on my rhino for two years, no issues. Got one on our Teryx. When we get a Commander gonna have one on it too.

We have these on our site as of now for $875 shipped
 

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Steve, you also talked about adding some extra support, did you end up doing that?
And what do you think about not using the included dash light, but getting a switch like the rest, and coming off the ignition then to the switch (with a light). This would give me a clean light that looks like the rest and the option to turn off the unit if using the wench (to save all the power for that)?


I Installed mine recently. Here our some of my observations. Use 1" bolts in lieu of the 3/4" ones supplied that hold the unit to the mounting bracket. The 3/4" only gives about a 3 thread grip and can strip before you reach 20 pounds of Torque. The mounting system is on the weak side. It is bolted to the tilt wheel support by 1 - 5/16" bolt that you drill a whole thru the hollow 1" X 3/4" tube. Use a larger square washer that will spread the load to the outer edges of the tube. The other mounting bracket studs are 1/4 20 and bolt to a 20 gauge piece of stamped steel that held the ECU. The directions request that you tie the trigger wire into the Ignition switch. This requires the dash to be removed. I opted to use the accessary relay output in the fuse box. Its right there by the battery and is a lot less work. One downside of that connection that the relay cycles once when you push the start button. Does not seem to effect the operation of the EPS however. Can am has allready Installed what appears to be an EPS mounting bracket down by the Rack. So it appears they do plan on offering it in the future.
 

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The light is an output from the EPS ECU that tells you when its completed its self diagnostics and is ready to go. It also is used for telling you when it is malfunctioning. Its not a power indicator. Really no need to turn the EPS off as it does not draw much power going in a straight line like when your plowing. I did not add the support. I figured i would try it withouit and it appears to be ok. Yes there is no dought they plnned ahead for it. I suspect it will be much more expensive than the Unisteer based on the overinflated options currenty avalable.



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Hey there. I'm new to the site. From Ontario. Just got my commander a few days ago....rode it for the first time lastnight. I love it!! Other than the fact that the steering is a bit heavy at low speeds. The majority of my riding is at higher speeds, but it will be a pain for hunting. I'd appreciate any info on likes and dislikes from anyone who's added power steering!!

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Hey there. I'm new to the site. From Ontario. Just got my commander a few days ago....rode it for the first time lastnight. I love it!! Other than the fact that the steering is a bit heavy at low speeds. The majority of my riding is at higher speeds, but it will be a pain for hunting. I'd appreciate any info on likes and dislikes from anyone who's added power steering!!

Thanks. Derek
I have had the Wicked Power steering for a wile now and it works great for both high a low speeds. At low speeds you don't have to force the wheel, and at high speed you don't get feed back when hitting a rock or landing off a jump with a wheel catching a bank. Also I now slide and don't think about hanging on with a tight grip with both hands, infact you can use one hand a be fine with the EPS.

For me 2" spacers and Power Steering is a must. I would buy those two things day one if I were to do it again. If you get the power steering you can pay a lot less $775 at ATV Outfitters.

I was getting a sore wrist from driving before the EPS and now no problem at all.

It is a clean install and only one hole to drill. I took about 3 hours at a slow pace to install but you will need a angle drill. I did not use there light, instead I put another switch in the dash with the light in it and that way I can not only turn off the EPS but the light looks factory on the switch.

Well worth the money for me.
 

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Thanks so much for that info Bryan! I can't believe can am didn't put factory power steering on these!! Everything else seems thought out. Glad to hear that you like it....it's a lot of dough to spend. Thanks again buddy

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Sweet. Thanks for the info! Also, I have a friend who is a fabricator. He is making a prototype light bar for my commander. If anyone on here likes it, he may be selling them for less than half of what the cheapest setup is from can am. He is awesome at what he does. I will post pics as soon as it's done....if I can figure out how.

Love this site. Thanks for everyones info!
 

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power steering from super atv

Just curious what the difference between the power steering superatv provides for 599.00 and the rest are well over 900.00?
 

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Just curious what the difference between the power steering superatv provides for 599.00 and the rest are well over 900.00?
Good find!
The diffference is this unit is not including a replacement steering shaft at this time but they do cut your steering shaft and make that work. And to be honest I don't ever see putting back in my stock steering shaft so that is not a big deal. The picture does not show what all comes with this, if it has all the wires, fuses, and bolts required, but I would have to think it must. The Wicked Built does come with everything.

Another thing I see there is not a controlling module outside of this unit but I may be built in or not need one. The Wicked unit has a controlling module that is connected to a light so you can see if the is any problem with the unit. However the light did not show me anything when my module recently went out, but the replaced module is in route to me now after just calling them and getting a return number.

The UniSteer or now going by Wicked Built is a great unit that bolt right in and yes it might not do any more than this one but I have to say the support at Wicked is great. And if you call ATV tires atv parts atv wheels atv accessories Suzuki Polaris Honda direct on the phone they might get real close to that price. They have been far less than everyone else for the same Wicked Built or Unisteer unit all along. Infact take a look at there price now.

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Power steering

thanks for the help bryan i just ordered the power steering from atv outfitters also got the dual muzzy exhaust while i was at it lol....hate spending money but im sure will be well worth it.
 
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