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04-21-2012 07:12 AM
rack feedback

Rack and pinion steering has less feedback than a gear box/. I have had the steering wheel on the Masey tractor jerk violently when crossing a ditch at an angle. , the newer Case tractor is hydralic only steering, No mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the front wheels. If you lose power going down a hill , no steering. , drop the blade or impement , tear up the road to stop.
04-20-2012 08:51 PM
MARTINSR We added one to my dads F-100 with the stock suspension to help with the drivability and it did make a difference.

04-20-2012 07:53 PM
1ownerT They dampen the feedback from the road. IMO, not something you would want on a rod but some like them on their luxurcruisers.
04-20-2012 07:37 PM
LATECH My 64 pontiac had one on it. Not sure if it was factory, probably not. It originally had manual steering, thats probably why it had one. Has PS now
04-20-2012 07:35 PM

some of the VW suspensions i used on dune buggies came with them. MY F 350 came with one. and they add them to Jacked up big tired 4 X 4's
04-20-2012 05:50 PM
eloc431962 X3 damper/stablizer.

04-20-2012 05:03 PM
Mutt's37Buick Thanks for all your help.
04-20-2012 04:52 PM
LATECH It dampens the energy transmitted by hitting bumps or holes in the road, in essence it is a shock absorber.It forces the suspension to work at absorbing that energy more, so less is transmitted to the steering wheel, causing less fatigue Providing more comfort while driving
04-20-2012 02:37 PM
2old2fast Probably a steering stabilizer, obviously buick thought it was needed, the person[s] that engineers your '37 will have to decide !!
04-20-2012 11:09 AM
Purpose of shock attached to center link?

On my '95 Roadmaster donor car there is a shock attached to center link.
See picture that shows the shock attached to the center link just to the left of the pitman arm.
1) Can someone tell me the purpose of this shock?
2) For my '37 Buick I will have a much shorter center link (18.5" long instead of 36") Would it be important for me to include this shock in my steering on my '37 Buick?

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