Rack And Pinion exploration

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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby icehouse » 24 May 2016 17:41

How about this for an update! Get your credit cards ready! haha :)


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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby eastbaysolo_73 » 24 May 2016 18:25

Sweet!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby RMS » 24 May 2016 20:39

that gives me a clue.

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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby PoorMtnKid » 25 May 2016 11:51

Wow! What is the price on these bad boys? What all would need to be sourced ?
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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby icehouse » 25 May 2016 12:15

PoorMtnKid wrote:Wow! What is the price on these bad boys? What all would need to be sourced ?


$510 for the front crossmember

Motor mounts $90

steering knuckles $180

New top frame washers $20

Pre order discount $700 shipped.

-You'll need to find a MR2 rack or an AE86 rack depending if you want power or manual.

-Two 510 right side outer tie rods

-two toyota inner tie rods, I forget the car but we have it written down.

Also a steering column from a 80's toyota carrola front or rear wheel drive.
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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby gumby510 » 25 May 2016 19:04

Will we be able to just buy the steering knuckles?
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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby icehouse » 27 May 2016 13:14

Yeah, we haven't ran those through SolidWorks with the stock suspension. So I'm not sure what it will do.
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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby icehouse » 14 Jun 2016 13:28

Got them built and had them at Canby. Jordan took my car for a spin and liked the feel or our rack setup. Here is the link to the sight we built to sell them. www.jbcoachwerks.com
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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby JordanTr » 14 Jun 2016 18:22

I can definitely attest to the awesomeness of the rack setup. There is no wandering or pulls due to the grooves in the road like there is with my stock steering box!
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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby icehouse » 27 Jul 2016 20:32

Finally back from coat! electroless nickel for the win!

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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby icehouse » 21 Sep 2016 23:20

Guess What! We just installed the Rack and pinion on a S15 SR and it went great. Here are some pictures of the clearance. The only thing we had to modify was the turbo drain :( It went straight into the steering shaft. Besides that it turned out really nice! I'm not sure how well the power unit would fit. The manual unit fits great though!


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Made some soft jaws so I could modify the steering joint to fit the factory steering shaft.

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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby BillF » 30 Sep 2016 14:55

To add to this steering thread, Saturn's electric power steering motor might be an option to hydraulics:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKzCaEjvJeM

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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby icehouse » 04 Oct 2016 08:25

^That's bad ass!!!!! I'm so going to do that instead of hydraulic power. Rich did electric power in his last coupe. I didn't even think to check for a cheap alternative like this!
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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby Byron510 » 04 Oct 2016 09:47

icehouse wrote:^That's bad ass!!!!! I'm so going to do that instead of hydraulic power. Rich did electric power in his last coupe. I didn't even think to check for a cheap alternative like this!


I really like what Rich did on the Coupe with the under dash electric power assist. This is certainly an avenue I would like pursue. I asked Rich for an in depth review of what he did. he started the work, but then got busy with buying the new house. And his little ones are also growing up and I know what that does to time. It's still a project we should get details on and see if the parts that Rich sources in Japan, and the controller he had made, could work with parts we can source here in North America.

The Saturn option is no doubt cheap and plentiful, but where would you put that PS unit on a rear steer 510?

The development plan moves onward... :-)

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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby mroverkill » 05 Oct 2016 09:17

Byron510 wrote:The Saturn option is no doubt cheap and plentiful, but where would you put that PS unit on a rear steer 510?



Byron, no reason you can't tuck it under the dash from what I see. It seems agnostic to its position along the column.


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