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Old 03-24-2007, 01:25 AM   #16
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k so i might be post whoring now?

so everythign is in except the tie rods, I need to finish that sunday or monday due to work tomarow.


So as far as the knuckle goes i did not have to fabricate it at all, first of all it was different from the above DIY, and also my steering collum telescopes, so I just had to push the collum up and haazah it was good.

as far as teh plumbing goes its a very tight fit. I had to wrap the High pressure hose around the actual rack to get it to fit right. But i didnt have to bend any metal to get it to fit.

also in my 1991 all the hoses were atached to the banjo bolt assemblies. meaning i could not change the plumbing to new stuff(its expensive) as they did in the above DIY.



had a little trouble getting the tie rods loose, but nothing some hammering could fix. Same with the Knuckle removal, takes some persistacne..but eventually it came off.

I had to pry the new rack into place, since it was only a 99% fit. Im hoping this wont effect anything, seeing how i got the rack into the same spot the other one was in.

all in all..not to bad. Im gonna hook up the tie rods, do a basic allignment with a tape measure and take it somewhere to get it all checked out and alligned.
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:09 AM   #17
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finished.

steering wheel is crooked..but i think its due to my horrible alignment job.
So ill try to fix that tomarow.

otherwise its f**king sweet to drive. very responsive.
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:12 AM   #18
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was going to say when I did things like tierods on my e36 I did it the same amount of turns that the old tierods had, but then again going from a 4 turn lock to a 2.7, yeah..

Seems like a great project! Do you have aftermarket suspension?
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was going to say when I did things like tierods on my e36 I did it the same amount of turns that the old tierods had, but then again going from a 4 turn lock to a 2.7, yeah..

Seems like a great project! Do you have aftermarket suspension?
three years ago i swapped out the old springs for new ones. (at the time thought it was a good idea ) since i did that i just got some bilstein touring shocks with the stock springs. so its a little stiffer but not harsh.
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:15 PM   #22
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I finally got an alignment today. steering wheel still squeaks a little(rubber bushing in the fire wall is sqeakig due to the raw metal rubbing against it) and the steering seems to be a little stiffer. Its harder to turn the car..but it turns on a dime, doesnt leak and has no play.


now i have to figure out why the wheel is shaking..but i think its due to my worn out subframe bushing? maybe a bearing? i ve had the wheels balanced numerous times..so thats not the problem. oh well.
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:57 PM   #23
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