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Old 04-25-2007, 11:12 AM   #1
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So this morning I totally realize my rack and pinion is pretty much dead shot so its replacement time weeeeeee

Nah seriously so some questions.

I know I need the 15.1 ratio (since theres that option and a 19.1)
Now do I get the kit with non-offset or with offset rack bushing?

How hard of install is this? anybody know of a write up or anything?
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:16 AM   #2
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The offset bushings are for a lowered car. Its a way to control bump steer. You install them instead of the kits that Steeda sells. Rack and pinion installs can get pretty involved. I had to do one in school and it can be a hassle.
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:19 AM   #3
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damn def something I didnt want to hear

like what hassles am i gonna have to look forward too?
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Well, you're going to have to drain the power steering pump and lines, after you get it in there get your car aligned because your toe is going to be out with the new tie rod ends. I don't know what you would have to remove to get at the rack on a Mustang but the car i did was a lot, and we had to drop the cradle a little bit then wrestle the thing out. I'm going to be in the library tomorrow here at school and they have factory service manuals so i can look up the procedures for you or even scan them and send them to you if you want.
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Re: Steering Rack

Time to upgrade to a 99-04 rack
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I'm going to be in the library tomorrow here at school and they have factory service manuals so i can look up the procedures for you or even scan them and send them to you if you want.
That would be great actually.



Why what would upgrading to the 99-04 do?
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:27 PM   #7
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I checked the library today and the book is out....but they said it should be back in a few days so ill keep checking for it.....it is a 1989 5.0 correct?
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yep sure is, thanks man
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I don't remember it being all that hard.
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Time to upgrade to a 99-04 rack
sooo, i take it that a 99-04 racks are better? are they a straight bolt on? i wanna know more...i gotta put one in my other stang..90gt
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