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Old 05-13-2012, 05:19 PM
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Straight Front Axle With Rack And Pinion Steering ... Is It A Good Idea ????

Is It Ever A Good Idea To Steer A Straight Front Axle With A Rack And Pinion Type Steering ???

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It could work but isn't ideal. Are you planning manual or power? You weren't planning to mount the R&P to the axle were you? That would be a bad idea.
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Manual Rack Is Fine ... Power Is Okay ... My Heart Is Not Set On Either ...

I Have Seen Racks Mounted To The Axle ... But I Do Not Like The Idea Of A Steering Shaft Telescoping Into And Out Of It's Self Constantly !!!

I Am Envisioning That This Will Be A Leaf Spring Car ... Without Very Much Spring Travel ...

I Mostly Wanna Be Safe .... No Road Race Slalom Courses ...

Just Go Straight ... And Slow Down ...

Thanks For The Reply ... Rex
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Unisteer ?

check out a unisteer, I saw a Rack mounted in a t bucket years ago with the old style upright column and only one side of the rack used going foreward to the left spindle.
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So why not just use a steering box that you know works, why the desire for a rack?

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I Hate The Rear Steer ... I Would Like To Get All Of My Steering Components In Front Of The Axle ... I Am So Tired Of The Shock Towers And The Steering Gear Box Being Jammed Up In The Way Of Everything ...

I Would Be Happy With A Front Steering Box And A Cross Steering Set Up ...

I Had Envisioned The Tierods Running Between The Leaf Springs And The Frame ... But ... Who Knows ...

I Will Post Pics When The Tear Down Begins ... And We Can Take It From There .... Thanks For The Reply
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Well then If I remember right Ford Rangers "small truck" are front steer so one of those steering boxes would work..About 50 bucks or so at the pi-a-part...

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