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Rack & Pinion steering (Read 212 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
Alan Smiley
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