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Blacktop 20v with T3 water kit and tweak'd cop harness
100mm and 50mm Sam-Q stacks with Pipercross filter
Poly Bushings
Techna-fit brake lines
Countless OEM wear parts
Fortune Auto Coilovers 8/6kg
T3 "tall" short shifter
Cusco transmission mount
JDM kouki corner lights (fender)
No-name Strut Bar
Spin turn knob
Slotted Rotors with OEM or Hawk pads
TRD 4.778 Final Drive with T3 rebuilt kouki LSD
Various wheels. Current:
Hoshino Impul 14x8.5 -20
Rays Volk Mesh 14x8 -0?
Custom under diff exhaust
NST brake master cylinder stopper
NST steering lock spacer on aw11 rebuilt rack w/ t3 adapter
Sparco steering wheels with Boss hub and T3 billet extender
TRD shift knob
Momo Corse fixed back bucket seat
Tint 20%
Solex "twin cam series" locks
Fiberblass +25mm Fenders



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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Steering Rack Stiffening

Ever since I installed a manual rack on my car there has been this looseness. It feels like the rack is shifting causing the steering wheel to end up slightly off from strait each time I turn it.

When I installed the rack, I had to install the T3 manual rack adapter bushing to retain the power steering rack bracket. However, I didn't replace the other "D" shaped bushing. My friend Greg had duplicates lying around from this Prothane bushing kit for his mr2.

Since the engine is out and the 20v is on hold until I get an engine hoist, it seemed like a good time to hopefully solve the steering issue.

Now that the new bushing is installed the rack seems much stiffer. After installing these I realized how crucial they are to the steering input on the ae86. Being that the bushings are $30 for both this is a modification that all ae86 owners should not overlook. Have a nice day.


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