manual rack ???

gsxr141

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i'm working on doing a manual rack for my 90. has anyone done this on a mk3? I have an ide of what parts I need, but i'm always open to suggestions.
 

hvyman

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You can just loop the lines.

Steering not going to be any better with such a heavy front end.
 

Quazaky

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Im looking into this also so far i know if you disassemble the rack remove some seals and put some grease in your not fighting the fluid in the rack
 

gsxr141

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i just picked up a wildwood manual rack. going to fab up brackets then get the attachments for tie rods and steering shaft.
 

gsxr141

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yes. I haven't mocked it up yet, but I do know that it sits offset towards the drivers side. not a big deal. just have to have a longer outer tie rod on the pass side.
i'll def take pics as I go.
 

Quazaky

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please keep this thread updated i cannot for the life of me get my power steering working and am super interested in a manual rack
 

tlo86

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itd really be cheaper just to fix your existing power steering if thats your only issue... the fab work needed to install a universal rack isnt for the feint at heart... it is cool but i couldnt imagine turning one of these beasts without ps
 

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tlo86;2078113 said:
itd really be cheaper just to fix your existing power steering if thats your only issue... the fab work needed to install a universal rack isnt for the feint at heart... it is cool but i couldnt imagine turning one of these beasts without ps
agreed. I have a great fabricator, plus i'm not going the usualroute with this car. :)
 

gsxr141

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Quazaky;2078112 said:
please keep this thread updated i cannot for the life of me get my power steering working and am super interested in a manual rack

I have a new pump and a reman rack that i'm selling. what else do you need?
 

tlo86

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yeah i can tell just by how you approached it id love to see some pics of the build
 

gsxr141

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here's where i'm at so far..... the bay is almost ready for primer, and the subframe is just about ready for paint.
 

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tlo86

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looks good man i wish i had a car that torn down to paint it like that itd be so clean ;)
what are you going to use for paint
 

gsxr141

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tlo86;2078169 said:
looks good man i wish i had a car that torn down to paint it like that itd be so clean ;)
what are you going to use for paint

i'm going with chassis black for the control arms and subframe.
i'm leaning towards arctic white from a corvette, but I might do lexus lfa white.
 

tlo86

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if you wanna go really white tell whoever is mixing it to just use white toners ;) i did it for some race cars when i used to mix paint
 

Asterix

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Have you checked the screen in your reservoir to see if it's clogged? That often happens, blocking fluid flow.
 

tlo86

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did you flush all of the lines.... i mean these systems are simple not much can go wrong with them...