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Old 07-25-13, 11:47 PM
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Steering rack, for the track?

I removed my power steering rack, and have the car completely stripped out. it is going to be race only, so.... is there a steering rack out of another car that will feel better, or perform better? I'd prefer staying non-power. I was going to get a 86 manual rack. I think that was the one with better feel?

But, I was thinking.... I wonder if any others will fit / feel good. Any experience? Thanks!
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Old 07-26-13, 10:01 AM
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we need a little more information.

what kind of racing?
by mentioning 86 i assume this is an FC we are discussing?
do you still have the 3 hole power steering rack with you?
by feel do you mean steering ratio? or the end play vs. center "feel"?
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Old 07-26-13, 11:36 AM
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there are three FC steering racks.

the manual is something like 20:1 ratio.

the 86-88, and 89-90 upper model Power rack is 15:1

and the 90-92 base rack, is 17:1

basically non power they are all going to be about the same effort, but the different ratios mean that they will respond differently.

IMO the 20:1 manual rack is really slow, you need to move your hands really fast, and i'm too lazy.

the 15:1 rack is too fast, you need to make really small movements with your hands.

the 17:1 rack (FC01 sticker), is my favorite, its got a really natural response.
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Old 07-26-13, 12:28 PM
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^^ ill gladly accept your 15:1 racks
I have mine with a 1.5:1 reducer too.
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Thanks j9fd3s!

I'll look for the 17:1 rack!


I do still have the rack that came with my 88 GXL. I also have the pump, brackets, etc.

I've read about depowering it, but I'd rather sell it, and just find a cheap 17:1.
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