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    Steering Rack

    Hi.
    Looking for recommendations on a rear mount(or flipped front mount)non power rack that is suitable for widening or narrowing as needs be.
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    Mark
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    how wide of a vehicle do you need it for mark? and what front suspension/axle setup is it for? i'm assuming the vehicle is lhd?

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    Mk1 mini is what I use left or right handed.20160302_183856.jpeg

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    Do you not find the Mk 1 mini rack TOO direct John. I swapped out a mates Mk1 ( 10" wheels) for a later Mk 2 rack (13" rims ) and it was a much more pleasant drive going from 2:1 ratio to 2.5:1.
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    Not an issue at all kev. Infact the steering was excellent. I've fitted the same on my chevy coupe.20190607_095355.jpeg

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    He was telling me that his kept wanting to step out in bends .When I drove it felt like a quick rack and rather than stepping out he was inputting the same amount of effort as on his daily and so 'over' steering . Length of steering spindle arms would also affect the ratio so probably yours are longer as that would slow it down.
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    When I fitted the new IFS to mine, I bought a NOS item from over here that was a Flaming River Omni manual rack. It was just too narrow to get the correct geometry but I bought their track rod extension kit which put the TREs in the correct place for eliminating bump steer. If any of that helps? If you want to widen the body of a rack then the Avenger one was the ticket to do that with, had one done on my Mk1 Consul years ago, but it's a job for an expert!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisteR Tee View Post
    When I fitted the new IFS to mine, I bought a NOS item from over here that was a Flaming River Omni manual rack. It was just too narrow to get the correct geometry but I bought their track rod extension kit which put the TREs in the correct place for eliminating bump steer. If any of that helps? If you want to widen the body of a rack then the Avenger one was the ticket to do that with, had one done on my Mk1 Consul years ago, but it's a job for an expert!
    Thanks Mo.
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    Got an Escort rack to have a play with today.Flipped and upside down will be a perfect orientation.Just need to check on the width issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Bull View Post
    Got an Escort rack to have a play with today.Flipped and upside down will be a perfect orientation.Just need to check on the width issues.
    No reason why you can't extend or shorten the arms, just so long as the fulcrum points are in the right place, luckily mine were as you can see to the left in this pic, directly intersecting the line between the upper & lower inner fulcrum points (we actually built the suspension around it, but don't tell anyone!)

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    Best get a new belt Mo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happydaze View Post
    Best get a new belt Mo.

    Chris
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    MisteR Tee
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