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TRED
03-03-2005, 09:15 PM
Are there any rack and pinnions that have slower turning that will work in a TR6? I drag race my car and the car is getting a little spooky at hi speeds (135MPH) and I plan to go even faster so I need to do something.
Thanks Ed

Geo Hahn
03-03-2005, 09:26 PM
Just out of curiousity... what engine are you using?

As for yur steering, do you know if the rack is original? Some have substituted a quick ratio rack -- at 135 mph that would be (as you say) spooky.

TRED
03-03-2005, 09:37 PM
Its a Pontiac 455 with nitrous. The rack is stock, I have owned the car since 1973.

Banjo
03-03-2005, 11:04 PM
Holy shnikies!!!! You got any pics on the web anywhere?
Eat your heart out Carrol Shelby (even the third one)

TRED
03-03-2005, 11:58 PM
I put a couple of pictures in the Triumph photo section long ago. I just uploaded a poor picture of my car doing its first wheelie.

Hayfever
03-05-2005, 12:51 PM
TRED: Look at the racks out of the Triumph 2000 Sedan. These were used in the TVR 2500M and have a slower ratio than the TR6 rack. Some TVR owners have swapped the TR6 racks into their TVRs, so the reverse should be possible. I know you need to use the TR6 inner tie rod ends (since the TVR guys have to swap in their 2000 joints). The only problem may be finding a LHD Triumph 2000 steering rack. Rimmer Brothers sells it without the "track rod ends" (not sure if they mean inner or outer) here (https://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/cgi-bin/rimmer?findpart&PartID=RKC1632R). Just remember that the 2000 & 2500M have a wider wheel track than the TR6, so you do have to swap the inners rod ends, and possibly some more work.

prb51
03-05-2005, 10:27 PM
VC sells a slower rack

TRED
03-07-2005, 02:09 PM
Thanks alot for the help, when I get done replacing the nitrous with the big turbo, I will need the slower rack.