Looks good, it looks like you have added a little more front tire since I saw it last.
That's what I was thinking, actually I was thinking a lot more front tire:yes::yes:it looks like you have added a little more front tire since I saw it last.
Wait till I get my parts from you, then come out and help me install emYou have to take me there the next time we come out.
I knew this was going to happen:yes: Hey if it turned out that I was in SoCal I would be more than happy to lend a hand.
The main advantage of R&P steering is improved steering response.:yes:From a geometry and handling standpoint, what's the advantage of a rack and pinion setup, vs. the standard mini subframe kit? What kind of oil pan are you running with this setup, and what are your tire sizes?
So, a rack steers faster, I assume that means that the large dead spot in the middle of our stock steering is gone. Is that ever a drawback for highway driving? Do you have to ride the wheel constantly?The main advantage of R&P steering is improved steering response.:yes:
Maybe all the old cars I've driven have had poorly adjusted steering, who knows, but in my experience, older cars have an inch or two of steering wheel play before the car actually changes direction. That's what I mean by dead spot.Greg, Dales car has stock springs and shocks up front along with my rack/pinion conversion. He is using our new tubular lower control arms. Along with our kit he also has our 1-1/8" sway bar that is custom made for us by Hotchkis.
The benefits of rack/pinion conversion is like Nogo mentioned, a more responsive steering system. Along with a newer feel to the car you are capable of using any style of oil pan that you wish as there is no longer any linkage under the belly of the engine. Dales car has the original front sump oil pan.
I'm not aware of the "dead spot" that you are referencing however the rack steering does not require any extra steering to keep things headed in the correct direction.
The dead spot is gone. If all things are aligned correctly, and you're on a good road, I can let my wheel go, and the car tracks straight. Response time is greatly enhanced, but not overly sensitive....much 'easier' and friendlier to drive.
I can back into any spot I want to now, as parking is no longer a three point affair, and go around a corner steering with one hand, or "palming" the wheel, as we used to say......in addition, I can turn my wheels lock to lock with very little effort sitting still, this is a manual rack, not power...........haven't found one good reason yet that I should not have done this to my car......