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Post subject: Steering  PostPosted: Nov 12, 2013 - 12:59 AM
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I have taken the first test drive and found a problem with the steering. The problem is the car turns sharp to the right but when it comes to the left it is a large radius. I used the steering rack from a 2000 Camaro and I had to extend one side to fit into the knuckle. Could this be the problem?

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Post subject: RE: Steering  PostPosted: Nov 12, 2013 - 04:36 AM
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If you mounted the rack centered in the chassis and you "had to extend one side to fit into the knuckle", that could be because you did NOT have your rack centered in the available length of travel when you connected to the front wheels. That would give your rack a longer distance of movement in one direction and less in the other.
If the rack is mounted centered in the chassis AND the rack travel is centered, you might have to extend the steering linkage to meet the wheels BUT both sides would have to be extended the same length.
I know that sounds like more work, and it is, but that could solve the turning problem.
Of course not being there to see in person, I am only guessing. Check it out.
In any case, center the rack travel with the wheels straight ahead, then make the connection with the steering linkage to the spindles.

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Post subject: RE: Steering  PostPosted: Nov 12, 2013 - 12:11 PM
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Thanks RT that will be my next items to try I will try to post pics once I figure out how to.

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Post subject: RE: Steering  PostPosted: Nov 13, 2013 - 01:05 AM
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yes it will also introduce bump steer
http://www.longacreracing.com/articles/art.asp?ARTID=13

the rack needs to be centered

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