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1uz help kinda stumped. X6

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Hey homos. I am currently in the middle of swapping my x6 cressida with a 1uz it's set in but currently not bolted down almost. The problem I'm having is toyota was a bunch of fags with the cressida as they made it with a steering box instead if a rack. So my question is has anyone made a manifold for around the steering box, any pictures or help appreciated. I'm not afraid to convert it to a steering rack I'm already leaning that way. Thanks guys.

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Do it, get it done, and post pictures.

 

We don't hold hands here.

It's your fucking build, not ours

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I'd be willing to bet an Aussie has. Doesn't matter Gordon already have you the instructions.

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couple of people have made it work in x3's which have steering boxes instead of racks. i am going to do my best to make a rack work, so we will see how it goes. i will share pics and info when you send your teenage sister or girlfriend to my house to live for a month.

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Places like Summet, and Speedway Motors sell copies of the pinto racks to use in all sorts of cars,

I've even seen one in a Mk3 Supra.

Might be a good place to start.

Steering boxes are great for old trucks, but bull shit on high performance cars.

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A friend of mine swapped a 1uz/w58 into his mx63. He swapped in a rack from a MR2. Don't remember which gen. There was a major issue with just slapping in the rack. The original mx63 steering column is not designed to be used with a rack. I think the steering shaft needed to be supported due to excessive slack and play. He tried to use a machined derilin bushing but it didn't work. His plan has to swap in a column from a yota equiped with a rack but he got married, threw the car in storage and moved with his wife to the Philippines for three years. That was a year ago.

 

I did get to drive the car before he left and it was insane. The power and sound from the car was made everyone giggle but the steering was scary.

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It's coming to me now. The mx63 steering column more or less bolts directly to the steering box. It's mostly a rigid connection after considering the ragjoint. The mr2 rack (like most) has a u-joint connection between the rack and the column. This u-joint allows too much play in the column shaft. A shaft support of some kind will need to be fabbed.

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