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Old 04-17-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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steering rack

Just wondering if the steering rack pins were welded in place would this pose any issues later on? I had the bushings, pins and bolts replaced under a TSB some time ago. Now with the fix, the bolts are tight but the rack still moves. If I welded the pins in place (front and rear) on the K-member will this be a problem? I have seen aftermarket K-members with welded tubes that replace the split pins where the mounting bolt passes through and thought that it would not be an issue if I welded the pins in place to prevent them from moving.

Any thought on this will be appreciated.

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Old 04-19-2010, 10:14 AM   #2
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what bushings did you use? have you tried the Maximum Motorsports solid bushings? if you have the stock K member, you will want to do the offset bushings but you will need to adjust the bump steer along with it.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:48 PM   #3
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Andy,
I did some research on the bushings. Since I have the stock K-member in place as well as the original ride height. I am considering getting the MM solid aluminum bushings. Since this requires that the sleeve pin to be cut flush with the K-member I can weld the remaining sleeve in place once cut to size and mounted. MM recommends the centered bushings with the cupped circular washer on the inside with no offset.
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:30 PM   #4
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You are right! My bad! I forgot they recommend using the offset bushings only if you have one of their K members in place and not if you still have the stock one in place.

My car has the full Maximum treatment, but I still have the stock K member. I have their coilovers with all delrin custom bushings. Ride is a little rough, but boy does it handle - especially on the track!
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