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As you guys know, the 2nd gen steering rack is a limiting factor in how much flex you get out of the front IFS. Aside from going to a solid axle, nobody has really found a good work around to the problem. I thought I would make a thread as a place holder for ideas and suggestions. There is a need, I figure through group think, we can come up with a solution.

John Wood has come up with a controversial design here:

(can't find it)

And led the charge on a few here:

http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic ... light=rack

http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic ... light=rack

http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic ... t=steering

Hogler has done the same in this thread:

http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic ... t=steering

From one of those, I looked into some ideas of finding an aftermarket rack and called around to some shops that make custom rack and pinions for race cars. I had no luck finding anybody who is interested in helping. Besides, the racks cost over a thousand dollars so that idea is out for cost reasons alone.

One the way back from the ECORS race, after Joe's rack blew out on his race Rodeo, Dallas and I were discussing ideas and options.

One was to switch to a close ratio manual steering rack from something like a Fiero.

Another was to adapt a common rack from a common car and adapting it for our application as discussed above.

I was also thinking about if it would be possible to install a double ram setup on our trucks. Maybe a small one like this:
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/PSC ... X4products

Post up your ideas, we can do this!
 

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Probably be able to put a hydraulic setup in there. But hydraulic steering is illegal in some places I think. There would definitely be room for a setup like that. Those rods that I made are holding up fine. Like I keep saying someone with some skills make some. Steering Rack Problem Solved!
 
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