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View Poll Results: Would you purchase a quick ratio manual steering rack?
Hell yea. If its around $300 or less 115 63.54%
No. why bother? 10 5.52%
I want one even if its around $500 11 6.08%
I would rather have power steering. 45 24.86%
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:55 PM   #91
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Not trying to be a pest...but is there any word? I really need a rack. I would love to get one of these, but if this is not going anywhere I need to know. I can't keep driving my car with the steering rack messed up.

Thanks for any info you can provide.
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:38 AM   #92
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This isnt to bash anyones idea's, but if you truely de-power a rack, your not removing all seals, and I wouldnt say its bad for the rack. The only wear on the rack itself is the gear, and the gear coupler which connects the gear to the spline.

If you remove the center oil seal on the pinion shaft, you still have 2 others. There is still little to no drag on the shaft because of the remaining seals, and since the center seal/ring is gone there is no pressure in the rack.

Once the rack is depowered and packed with grease, you now have a direct connection to the wheels, there is nothing physically more you can do for more assited power. The only way to lighten the load, and make it easier to turn after you depowered the rack is to make a longer gear ratio [or big fucking steering wheel]. A quicker gear ratio could snap the coupler. So why not just depower the rack? no $300 part is going to make it easier to turn via manual steering.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:20 AM   #93
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This isnt to bash anyones idea's, but if you truely de-power a rack, your not removing all seals, and I wouldnt say its bad for the rack. The only wear on the rack itself is the gear, and the gear coupler which connects the gear to the spline.

If you remove the center oil seal on the pinion shaft, you still have 2 others. There is still little to no drag on the shaft because of the remaining seals, and since the center seal/ring is gone there is no pressure in the rack.

Once the rack is depowered and packed with grease, you now have a direct connection to the wheels, there is nothing physically more you can do for more assited power. The only way to lighten the load, and make it easier to turn after you depowered the rack is to make a longer gear ratio [or big fucking steering wheel]. A quicker gear ratio could snap the coupler. So why not just depower the rack? no $300 part is going to make it easier to turn via manual steering.
I demand a write up!!

I have been waiting for a manual rack but no dice. I am going through a quart of fluid a month and its not even a year old! Damn place I bought it from went out of business... i wonder why now....

Ima have to settle for another rack or do this thing of which you speak of...
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:46 PM   #94
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Any progress on this? I've been fighting my PS pump since day one with this car. Steering has a really inconsistent feel especially when cold. In short I need a manual rack. Also what's the plan for the water pump belt for when the PS pump gets removed?
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:07 PM   #95
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Yea im lookin to ditch my PS as well and really would like to give this a shot
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Look here

http://zilvia.net/f/chat/215942-last...ered-rack.html
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:30 AM   #98
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guys, i am going to do a manual steering rack conversion, no i am not into silly drifting, so spare me. i will definitely try to get a comprehensive write up going!
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:28 AM   #100
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:39 PM   #101
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:41 PM   #102
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someone get a quick ratio power steering rack built for meh.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:24 AM   #103
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I'd definately buy one. My rack is leaky and my boots are both torn
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:29 AM   #104
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i think this is totally dead.

Why dont u guys get a steering quickener, wouldnt that essentially be the exact same thing. Please answer. Never understood steering quickeners...
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:01 PM   #106
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That doesn't solve the problem of getting rid of the power steering.
The reason this says quick ratio is because manual rack usually have a slower ratio than the powered racks to decrease steering effort. I'd rather have the same lock to lock as my power steering rack without all the power shit clogging my under hood area.

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Why dont u guys get a steering quickener, wouldnt that essentially be the exact same thing. Please answer. Never understood steering quickeners...
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:12 AM   #107
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ive already made a writeup. Im still perfectly happy with this setup to this day.

Again, simple physics, a custom rack would only entale longer ratio gearing. Depower the rack with some bad ass grease and call it a day. I even took the extra steps to put some stainless allen bolts to plug the holes.
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bringing this back from the dead lol
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:16 PM   #109
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