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ramajon
01-18-2006, 08:15 AM
has anyone tried to put a tiger steering rack on an alpine??? and if so what has to be done to achieve success

Bob Claffie
01-18-2006, 10:47 PM
I'm taking a WAG here but since the Tiger steering system has a u-joint or two in it you would probably have to get a Tiger Column also. Bob

thegoodbeamer
01-19-2006, 09:22 AM
Well I never put a tiger rack in an alpine.I have put the mustang rack in.I have added Mustang spindles with a Mustang rack.I have redesigned the front end using Mustang shock towers,Mustang A arms and spindles and the Mustang rack.
In each case the crossmember must be modified.Tie rods will need to be bent as ala Tiger depending on what route you may decice upon.Steering arms need to be reversed and modified.Mustang spindles eliminate steering arm problems.You will need to add Ujoints and a shaft plus a bushing as well as maybe a stand off to do this safely if you are not using a tiger rack and steering shafts.You also need to change the column.
This is just a slight look at what may be involved.Of course I have done the V8 conversions which led to some of what I have done.
If you are running a stock Alpine or a V6 conversion why would you want to change the steering.The Alpine steering and front end is VERY GOOD.

Tullamore
01-19-2006, 11:05 AM
ramajon why in the world would you want to. The tigers steering system is horrible, the front wheels work against each other and it is a pain to work the car around a parking lot.

thegoodbeamer
01-19-2006, 03:56 PM
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ramajon why in the world would you want to. The tigers steering system is horrible, the front wheels work against each other and it is a pain to work the car around a parking lot.

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True but I did eliminate a lot of the ackerman problem but not completly.There is someone working on the steering arm length re Mustang spindles.I do think he is on to something.Looks simple and I will be taking a serious look at this for the 62 when I finish it or temporarily run out of money.Its sunny