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Old 04-03-2013, 02:55 PM
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How tight is the stock steering on a 2nd gen camaro

I have rebuilt the steering on my 72 Camaro with hotchkis parts including their steering box. Have an ididit column. After driving my late model all winter I brought the Camaro out today and found it annoying how much it wanders at freeway speeds.

Have I been spoiled by Rack and Pinion all winter? I have no other car to compare it to. Just need to see if something is out of wack before chasing my tail. It is drivable but needs correcting to stay straight.

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The re-circulating ball style of steering is not as precise as the rack and pinion. I would re-set the castor to get about a degree more than what you have to help with tracking straight. Might help to allow an ole guy who is familiar with those cars drive it to see if it is all good.

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Thanks, its difficult not growing up with old cars to know what is normal.
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More caster will make it track better along with having the toe set exactly.
I would recommend that you get a steering box from a later model Trans Am or Z28 so you get the faster ratio steering. It makes old cars drive much better. The fitting s for the hydraulic lines are metric and the rag joint is different but the companies selling the boxes should be able to supply what you need.
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