Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Talking Rock, Ga. U.S.A.
You do have both things backwards!
Yes, lock to lock is full left to full right, all the way to the steering limits. I don't get the other post either. A quicker ratio will give you a more sporty feel, a slower ratio will give you more of a lazy , family car feel. Take a old power box off a '65 Chevelle, and compare it to a newer T/A power box, and the newer box will turn quicker, and have fewer turns lock to lock, and be more responsive. The fact that it can steer quicker, gives you the feel that it will get loose, especially with a posi rearend. The car will have a tendency to get into turn position quicker than with the old box, so I can see what you are trying to say.But, you have it backwards, the fast ratio box will be more sporty.
Have you ever driven an old F#^$ truck, with power steering. Those were slow ratio boxes, and the power steering made you feel like you had been to the dentist, and his shot got you in your arms instead of your mouth. Novacaine, exactly how the steering felt. Not exactly sporty if you ask me!
[This message has been edited by Doug Garland (edited 02-20-2000).]