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Old 01-01-2018, 06:14 PM   #401
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Re: Bolt in steering rack

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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.

Exactly my problem. The rack and the sway bar want to live in the same real estate. It's a 3" riser needed to put the Ride Tech muscle bar above the rack and pinion... I have the material on the lathe now.

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Old 01-02-2018, 08:53 PM   #402
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Re: Bolt in steering rack

just curious, in my old off road days, it was known that running any heim joints for steering was not DOT approved, and not street legal, although not many cops would give you a ticket, it may cause an insurance nightmare in the right situation, have you guys looked into this yet?
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Re: Bolt in steering rack

Any updates? Comments, concerns etc. especially for the 73-87 trucks....
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:40 AM   #404
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Re: Bolt in steering rack

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Any updates? Comments, concerns etc. especially for the 73-87 trucks....
Please be aware. These kits were designed for 63-72 C10's. The 73-87 lower control arm, LCA bushing and shaft, and upper frame rail profile are ALL different. Although these kits have been installed on 73-87 chassis with some mods and swapped parts, this was NOT there intended application. Just want everyone to be aware of this BEFORE they proceed with the swap.

This kit was designed to fix the STEERING issues of 63-72 C10's. There is a definite performance and drivability limit to the OE spindle/geometry, and the majority of it cannot be fixed with bolt-on or upgrade parts. At some point, you have to 'walk-away' from the OE design and replace it. Please plan accordingly. Thanks.
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