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Old 01-23-2014, 03:41 PM
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Intrepid & Cavalier Rack & Pinion failures?

I've been considering an Intrepid as a front steer center-take-off r&p or a Cavalier as a rear steer center-take-off r&p.
Ran across this article claiming the center-take-off r&p is unsafe because of stress on bolts:
Dodge Intrepid Chrysler 300M Unsafe Steering Problems Failure Defects - Articles Surfing
Also saw some problem reports of Cavalier R&P problems:
Steering Rack And Pinion problems of Chevrolet Cavalier vehicles
1) What do you suspension and steering experts think, are these valid concerns?
2) Does anyone out there have experience with this type of failure?
3) Some of the aftermarket r&p units convert end-take-off to c-t-o. Is there anything different in these units that would prevent same failure?
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Most rear steers seem to be on compact and mid sized cars. Jaguar uses rear steer.
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Nice article, thanks.
The Flaming River is typical of the aftermarket ifs with cto. Are these attach points designed different than the Intrepid or Cavalier r&p.
I agree that the jag ifs is looking pretty good.
1) Do you know what width rails it is setup to clear?
2) Do you know where I could buy one?
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jag irs ifs

there is a lot of info on HAMB about jag swaps
THE H.A.M.B.
If your buick is like the 37 pontiac and my son's 36 olds we have, the frame bumps out for the spring pockets, there are lots of picts on the hamb of a guy installing one in a 50's buick. he cut off the pockets and added flate plate.

TECH.... or something like it. Jag suspension in a 57 Buick - THE H.A.M.B.
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Thanks for lead to this thread. Saw it a while ago, but forgot about it.
Do you know what parts will cost will be to totally refurbish a xj6 or xjs ifs.
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google your store

If the rotors are bad a junkyard ifs is not worth getting, ours were $ 100 - $ 125 we pulled. and you will want the brake pedal and m cyl and steering shaft parts.
here from autozone
Brake Rotor - Front | 1977 Jaguar XJS 12 Cylinders 5.3L FI | AutoZone.com
http://www.partsgeek.com/7glzx8y-jag...+Brake+Caliper

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