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looks like a good setup!

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S14 rack? How'd you manage that?

It looks amazing though!

Remove X8 mounts weld in S14 mounts job done..... common sense must be hard to find.

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Well I guess I worded that poorly. I was more interested in positioning vs x8/x7 rack and why use it over the x7 rack.

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Less change of blowing seals.

 

both from what i have read seem to be around the 3 turns lock to lock depending on knuckle setup and so on. I think it is more effort then it is worth but in saying that i could have done it as i just got my stock mounts moved closer to cross memeeber

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If you have access to an s14 rack/crossmember then I think it's definitely worth the effort. Just being able to move the rack forward when you do the install and having a stronger rack makes it well worth it to me.

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now all this has me second guessing myself, I'm wondering if it'd be easier for me to put a GM rack in for my swap since GM uses m14x1.5 outers too.

first step is going to be measuring the travel of my x7 rack today, I suppose.

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the travel on my x7 rack is about 6", and it's 3.5 turns lock-to-lock.

 

the most promising GM rack that I've found only has 5.75" of stroke @ 3.5 turns lock-to-lock, on the trailblazer SS rack.

 

GM/Ford steering racks are hella easy to make crossmembers for, though

 

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No wonder your so damn skinny, 3.5 turns ?!

Bet those arms are just a blur..........

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that's out of the car

 

I still have a stock x8 rack in my x8 and the rack bottoms out way before it gets to full travel, which is another reason why I might go to a shorter travel GM rack

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Stock X8 and X7 rack are very close to the same lock to lock but remember with knuckles it will shorten the distance..

 

I think if i was to do all this again. (i moved Stock mounts 30mm closer) and run X7 rack i would just go out and buy a real race rack

 

http://woodwardsteering.com/

 

like from here.

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Well my issue cant move the rack forward well not a lot with out moving rack around a bit or up higher or something. Might go aftermarket rack

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Anyway arms re done since the purple flaked off got these all powder coated.

 

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And front cross member reset 20mm forward 10mm up and rack moved a 5 degree angle to help new position.

 

Going to run 5MM spacers with AE92 Rack ends.

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Unless they taped up those threads, you're gonna have a bad time.

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Retro, try it, report back...........

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