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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:28 pm 
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Hi all :) I was wondering if anyone has done rack & pinion steering on x series? I tried fitting ea rack to my xf but tie rods were a bit to long thinking maybe shorten the tie rods. Info or pics will be great. Thanx to all will keep posted on progress. I would like to have the car finished by the end of the year. Hope to take it to next years summernats. :D

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:53 pm 
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this id love to see :)

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:13 pm 
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simonxf1985 wrote:
Hi all :) I was wondering if anyone has done rack & pinion steering on x series? I tried fitting ea rack to my xf but tie rods were a bit to long thinking maybe shorten the tie rods. Info or pics will be great. Thanx to all will keep posted on progress. I would like to have the car finished by the end of the year. Hope to take it to next years summernats. :D


I have an EB rack I'd love to fit to my Coupe. Could you tell me how you mounted the rack on the chassis/k frame ??

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:58 pm 
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Hi i have not fitted to the car yet! i'll be talking to a engineer to try and find the best way to fit the steering gear to the K frame hoping that it can be done. If that can be done i will still have the tie rods!! THINKING why the f**k bother! well i only want to do the car once & do it different. cheers.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:55 pm 
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Guaranteed fit would be an RRS rack and pinoin kit...for 2K...I`ve often thought about it myself, personally, I`d go for a VN/VP rack with Eseries tierods. I still would`nt know how to mount it though. all I got past was the basics on paper...load, alignment, and those sorta hypothetical obstacles. mounting it securely on the frame is a massive step in itself. please post up the progress...

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:29 pm 
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I considered manufacturing two brackets, which bolted to the stardard steering bolts and the e-series rack (similar to the RRS one). It would work, however it may be pretty heavy.

I have rack and the ability to manufacture the brackets so I can't justify $2000 on the RRS unit. The whole "need an engineers certificate with steering/suspension mods" that is holding me up.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:21 pm 
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adrian, Can you tell me what a (RRS) is. Do you have any pics.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:49 pm 
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RRS is a company that specializes in steering and suspension componentry, namely custom replacement/relocation work...coil over kits for anything, racing brake set-ups, etc...

RRS- Racing Relocation Services...they have a kit to bolt a rack straight in to XD/E/F...the steering knuckle will set you back another $350-400 to complete the job

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:08 pm 
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Do you have contact info for RRS CHEERS

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:25 pm 
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www.rrs-online.com.au

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i have looked at this set up along with the coil overs and big brakes for my XR not cheep but!!!!

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:22 pm 
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Hi guys has anyone got any pics of au power steering rack (mounting points) also the full length including tie rod ends, Thanx

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:30 am 
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What is the advantage of putting something like the ea power steering rack in over the standard xf power steering? sorry for my ignorance

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Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:19 pm 
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Rack and pinion is way better in feeling and response. drive an Xseries and an Eseries and youll know what I mean...

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Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:43 pm 
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Very nice car. If I was going to that level of trouble, I would be looking at if it was possible to put a complete XH front suspension on it.

 

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