Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Winston Salem, NC
High speed stability with 3rd gen steering box swap?
I have done a ton of reading and see that lots of people have done the 3rd gen swap. My question is about high speed stability with the quick ratio box?
Today i have the "pinkie steer" factory power steering. Now that I am going 115 at the top end of the track I am looking for stability. With the easy steering a little bump in the track quickly turns into a sway. My first thought is to go to a factory manual box. It's slower ratio means that if I hit a bump and move the wheel an inch or two it unsettles the car less.
The 3rd gen box requires more effor to move, but a 1" move will "turn" the car a lot more right? Just wondering how that will be on the top end.
69 Camaro, 3650lbs., 400ci, TH400, Coan 10" converter, 3.50 gear
D1SC, pump gas, 9:1, 10 PSI, Water/Meth injection
1.325 60', 5.988 @ 115.4 (carb)
Switched to Super Sniper EFI 2019