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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 09, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Front steer or rear steer? Pros cons

I have been looking at a lot of fabricated subframes. I am thinking about building my own based on stock measurments. I have GW arms and stock spindles. If I do this I will add a rack and coilovers to the list. My question is about rack placement should it be a front steer system or rear steer, and why?

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I think most people go to front steer with a rack and pinion, so the rack doesn't interfere with the engine oil pan.

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Re: Front steer or rear steer? Pros cons

And the original steering box no longer can interfere with the header. Both the drivers side, of course, and the passenger side, (because of the idler arm), not to mention the drag link and tie rods can be a pain. Unless, of course, you score a brand new set of reproduction Mickey Thompson Super Scavengers.

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Re: Front steer or rear steer? Pros cons

I have heard that front steer can flex or somthing under heavy brakeing? Or is this not true?

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Re: Front steer or rear steer? Pros cons

Try a search at Pro-Touring.Com. For example, I found this thread which bears on your question pretty easily: http://www.pro-touring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4400

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 09, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Good artical!!! thank you... that is what I was looking for.

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And the original steering box no longer can interfere with the header. Both the drivers side, of course, and the passenger side, (because of the idler arm), not to mention the drag link and tie rods can be a pain. Unless, of course, you score a brand new set of reproduction Mickey Thompson Super Scavengers.


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