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I was looking at this thread: Steering box upgrade and impressions where @TheBandit changes to a heavier T-BAR and I think that's going to be what I want to do. I own a model year 2016 car and I'm not really able to steer it with a pinky, yet the Nova I can...and that seems sketchy. I like the feel of the modern car and would like to replicate it in the Nova. Heavier than what I currently have, but perhaps less heavy than what he did. More research is required.The ratio is one of the key factors, 1:12, 1:14, 1:16, read up on them all. Some have such drastic feel they're not enjoyable, depending on the box. Check 'em all out and watch some vids...
@Stroker Ace Ventura my previous post regarding the steering box was a little misleading. From what I'm gathering, RATIO is one factor in steering but the TBAR is another factor. In re-reading what I wrote, it sounds as though you can just swap in a new TBAR and that is NOT at all what I was trying to say. I'm looking at purchasing a new steering box that has a higher TBAR level than what I have now. In the post made by TheBandit, he has three videos. The first is with his stock steering box, the second I believe is the installation of the new higher TBAR box and the third video shows him driving with the new box. It appears to me that there's a goldilocks place for the tbar level. I believe TheBandit bought a heavy box that was set to 225 and that looks closer to what I'm looking for. "Pinky Steering" is not for me at all. I hate it. I hate this steering box.@unstable Great post and thread! Thank you for sharing!!! Learn something new every day. Guess I need to do some homework and read up a bit more before I replace all my steering components in my '70. I had a plan, but now my plan has unraveled, and that's a good thing! I could have been terribly unhappy with my result.
@BLYOTH since you're the first person to ask, I'll share. I have a Belgian Malinois dog, he's trained for some personal protection. The dude is like a German Shepherd on methamphetamine. He can be a handful at times, actually pretty much always. My girlfriend would "joke" and say "I hate this dog." I'm actually hoping to build this Nova into a little bit of a bracket car of sorts, maybe it's a pipe dream but I figured I'd call her hateful / h8ful. I'm just not sure if my states' DMV is going to allow that for a plate. I'll find out in a few weeks when I go to apply for registration.3.08's will certainly give you a sluggish start out of the hole. I stepped up to some 3.73's and it hits much harder but you pretty much have to go to some kind of over drive to drive on the freeway. Still looking for the "I hate this car" part. So far sounds like all the stuff we love!
I did touch base with unstable in another post with regards to his steering/handling concerns.