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Old 01-03-2017, 09:33 AM   #1
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Power Rack & Pinion

67, 302, coupe, auto, currently stock manual steering.
So does anyone have personal experience with the UniSteer power rack and pinion product. They seem to have made a lot of improvements in the last few years. It's in the right price range and maintains stock turning radius. Any help is appreciated.
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I used Unisteer back in the day and never had any luck with them and didn't really care for the design and it was never as precise as either of the kits mentioned below...the only drawback to both of the ones I'd get is the price...the Rod&Custom really transforms the Mustang to modern suspension and the ability to improve ride quality beyond what the stock Mustang suspension could ever do...the cost and time is an issue. The Steeroids is the best designed kit on the market and you pay for it...for a cheap solution the Unisteer will work although I wouldn't use it.
If I was going to improve the steering of the 64/68 Mustang I'd either put a new front end under it from Rod&Custom RC-106 Complete Conventional Coil Spring Conversion Package - Rod and Custom Motorsports, Inc. or if you want to have the best designed R&P setup go with the Steeroids complete conversion..Where can I find information on Steeroids rack and pinion for an early Mustang - Ask.com YouTube Search
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Thanks. Do you lose turning radius with either one?


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The Steeroids has hardly any slack and is more like a go-kart...the turning radius is exactly the same as stock.
The Rod&Custom is actually shorter than stock by a little as the complete fronte nd geometry is changed...plus you can place the motor a little lower and even a little further back than stock...depending on which motor you use.
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I second the Rod and Custom route. Not a terrible installation, does require a lot of welding though.

Pros:
"Supposedly" better handling. I say supposedly since I haven't been able to test mine yet. But coil over suspension is better.

You lose the shock towers with this kit so you can fit probably any engine you can think of under the hood.

The kit comes with a Wilwood disc brake setup with ability to upgrade. I upgraded to 12" slotted rotors with 4 pistons calipers, and boy is it sexy to look at. Also comes with brake hoses and everything you need to hook up your steering components.

Cons:
It's definitely not bolt on, so you will need to know how to use a plasma/cutting wheel and know how to weld. But it's not too terrible.

Can't say anything about the other option, but I know you'd be happy with the RC kit.

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I have no doubt that this kit would be freaking awesome and bring nothing but smiles. But the budget is as always the enemy.
I'm st the point of either going with unisteer or going with a factory type power steering upgrade from manual or doing nothing and waiting for lottery winnings.
But something has to be done, current manual system is failing and manual.


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I believe the final tab with my brake upgrade and shipping was like $2800 so I get where you are coming from.

But depending on the condition of the rest of your suspension setup and brakes, it may be the time to bite the bullet. This kit is definitely an awesome upgrade from stock, so if you have any future reservations about springs, shocks, brakes, etc., I'd suggest doing it all at once.

Of course, our starting points are completely different with regards to our cars, so my decision was easy.


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I have no doubt that this kit would be freaking awesome and bring nothing but smiles. But the budget is as always the enemy.
I'm st the point of either going with unisteer or going with a factory type power steering upgrade from manual or doing nothing and waiting for lottery winnings.
But something has to be done, current manual system is failing and manual.


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Even the Unisteer system is over $1100, which is just a little more than twice the price of base Rod&Custom. If your budget can only afford this I guess it's better than the stock power unit or manual...even if you rebuild the manual.
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