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Old 03-01-2012, 02:13 AM   #351
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Re: Bolt in steering rack

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i think you may have posted this in the wrong thread....??

By the way killertruck, your upper a-arms (porterbuilt) look like they're upside down...
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When you flip them over,... make sure they are on the correct side of the truck.
The upper ball joint should be installed thru the arm,... not bolted on the bottom side.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:50 PM   #352
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Re: Bolt in steering rack

You know for a while I thought you had been in the sun to much, but I think your right!
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:31 PM   #353
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Would love some pics of the 73-87 arms modifications...
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:48 AM   #354
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What's up rob. I really want this kit any word for thos of us running stock lower control arms?
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:58 PM   #355
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Re: Bolt in steering rack

Well, 73-87's are seeming to be a bigger headache. we are working on it, but it may take a little bit.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #356
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I was doing the final install on my rack kit today and Im having problem with the fit of the aluminum clamp. With the aluminum clamp tourqed and the rubber in-between it and the rack is not tight. I can jiggle the rack with the clamp fully tourqed. I have one of the first kits. The aluminum is bore too big are the rubber is not thick enough?
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:41 AM   #357
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:46 AM   #358
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Re: Bolt in steering rack

still excited to see somebody install one of these and drive it on the street. Feedback will be appreciated.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:39 AM   #359
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I have mine it will be going on my daily driven 68. But I am going to wait to install it until I put my LS motor and trans in.

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Old 04-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #360
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Re: Bolt in steering rack

I am trying to get more customer feedback, there are more than 20 up and driving that we know of, hard to get them to post up.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:05 PM   #361
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Thanks Rob, I knew you had sold several but nobody posted. I assumed most of them were from on here with your introductory pricing. I figure we will see more posts as spring gets here.
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hey rob any fix for the guys still running factory 73-87 lower control arms
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:32 AM   #363
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:25 PM   #364
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:27 AM   #365
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Re: Bolt in steering rack

Not looking so good. Due to the size of the A-arm bushing, we would be forced to move the rack up or forward way to far out of the 'sweet spot'. This causes bumpsteer, and/or interferance with the oil pan/balancer. we looked at spacing the lower arm down, and while this helps in the IFS geometry, it costs ground clearance, so, not so good for lower trucks, which is almost everyone. So, it looks like A-arms are the solution
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #366
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If anyone has installed the kit with a later front end 73-87 what lower control arms r u using.... Please post. It's gonna raise the price of the complete set up just want to know by how much. Thanks
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:41 AM   #367
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Re: Bolt in steering rack

Rob,

I have sent you a couple PMs about this problem but no reply. You can see my first post from 03-15-2012.

I was doing the final install on my rack kit today and Im having problem with the fit of the aluminum clamp. With the aluminum clamp tourqed and the rubber in-between it and the rack is not tight. I can jiggle the rack with the clamp fully tourqed. I have one of the first kits. The aluminum is bore too big or the rubber is not thick enough?


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there are thick and thin bands for the racks. You should have recieved both in the kit. If no, we will be glad to send you the thick band. Please call the shop monday and we'll get it right out to you.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:22 PM   #369
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Here's the last steps. We finally recieved the adjuster sleeves today! The hex shock is threaded with 5/8" x 18 on one side, and 14mm x 1.5 on the other. We then had them heat treated. Tie rod ends are high-mis-alignment 5/8" chromoly.

I NEED THESE!!!! any chance you sell just the kit above, X2 (one for each side) and is the 93 mustang rack 14mm?
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:39 AM   #370
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Hey Rob, you doing some fine work. I need a R&P for my 69 C10. Its a RIGHT HAND DRIVE and I am in South Africa
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I NEED THESE!!!! any chance you sell just the kit above, X2 (one for each side) and is the 93 mustang rack 14mm?
the mustang should be 9/16" NF. Sorry, but we don't sell the parts seporately.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:01 PM   #372
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Hey Rob, you doing some fine work. I need a R&P for my 69 C10. Its a RIGHT HAND DRIVE and I am in South Africa
Hmmm, I do some RHD stuff, but not the rack for this. At this point I don't know of any rack I could use for this at the moment.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #373
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oh man I saw some activity on this thread and hoped somebody had some feedback from their install and drive.

Humm right hand drive
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:08 PM   #374
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Re: Bolt in steering rack

Rob, how is this kit for trucks with air ride?

I have a 79 Chevy C-10 with Ridetech Airbags and upper and lower tube control arms and CPP dropped spindles

I currently have the Flaming River bolt in Rack and Pinion Kit and.......well it sucks........

Where the rack mounts to the frame it places the tie rods further forward then the tie rod mount on the spindle which puts them on a about a 25-30 degree angle backwards, not up and down but backwards. (see picture)

This screws with the toe huge. It is almost impossible to get the toe properly adjusted because every time the air ride is adjusted it throws the toe back out.

Does your kit have this same issue

It`s to the point where I can`t drive it and was ready to go back to a normal steering box just so I could enjoy my truck that I built.

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Old 11-26-2012, 12:41 PM   #375
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Wow, interesting picture. Air ride is no problem for our kit, but I have some 'warnings' for you. We have test fit our P/S rack with RideTech arms - no problems. But, we have NOT tested with a RideTech sway bar. Our Tie rod end fits to the bottom of the steering arm (on the spindle) and there may be some interferance with the RideTech sway bar - maybe not. If so, this can be solved by making the 'link' longer (a piece of allthread will do this). Next, the top rail on a 73-87 is a bit on the narrow side. We have a different bearing mount plate for these trucks. It can be boltd in, but I suggest welding. Other than that, no problems.
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