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Hello, ihave seen some articles about center steering rack and pinion set ups. Anybody have any experience with these? I am interested because I want to put a r and p set up into my 49 stude and wondered if the center mounts would reduce problems with bump steer. All the info I have seen until recently indicated that tie rods had to be in the same radius as the control arms pivot points (51 and up studes had center mounted tie rods). Any one have any insight into this, thanks, Curtis

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Cavalier units are used on 40's mopar front ends, have one on my 48 Dodge business coupe, should work excellant on the stude if you get the mount point correct, i really hated the stude front ends, with the mount in the front crossmember.
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Bob; Are you referring to where the steering shaft enters the rack as center steer? Does the steering shaft on a Cavalier go straight into the center of the rack? If so, do you have a picture? I am asking 'cause I need a rack and pinion steering gear that has the steering shaft straight in the center of the rack. I have a VW unit (don't know which model it came off of) but it is fairly light weight. Could use a little heavier duty unit. It is going on a show car that will be rarely driven but would be nice to have things strong as possible.
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