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Rack & Pinion steering (Read 354 times)
Jun 2nd, 2017 at 11:50am

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Thinking of converting the steering over on my 78 to rack & pinion. Anyone converted their's? If so, how much of a difference did it make?
 
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Reply #1 - Jun 2nd, 2017 at 5:25pm

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Steeroids uses a GM Grand am rack. It is easy to install and once it is set up it is a night and day experience.
They have problems with bolts loosening up,not something you want to hear. But Alan has the fix for that covered..........jack
 

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Reply #2 - Jun 3rd, 2017 at 4:51am

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I think it's a matter of choice. R & P offer a more rapid response feel which when coupled with a stock suspension of a C-3 make it feel also to quick.  I personally feel the the stock steering components feel better. I am currently replacing all the frt suspension components on my 77 for about $400.00 & when done will feel like a new car.  A rack & pinion setup would be many times this cost. Also a rack & pinion is not the easiest thing to get setup correctly. I would have to say that unless you are gonna race the car in something like autocross the R& P is a waste of money.  On a 78 I'd rather install a cam & flat top pistons & get 300 HP . Of course this is just my 2 c
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Reply #3 - Oct 29th, 2017 at 4:03am

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My 2 cents, I'm still working on getting my r and p set-up Undecided take it slow and read ALL directions Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Reply #4 - Oct 30th, 2017 at 3:24pm

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What timing! I just posted similar.
I’ll likely do the swap to very soon.

I need the space. Current steering box is in my way as well as the ram.

I have an email to speed direct about fit.

Scott
 
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Reply #5 - Oct 31st, 2017 at 6:09am

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That is the kit I have in my 73. I upgraded my kit that Jack did to new components & did not go with the 2.5 ratio. Went to a 3.0 which I find easier to handle. I personally like manual steering on my 68 better. If you want more info give me a call Wink
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