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TR6 Replacement Steering Rack ?

malbaby

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Has anyone fitted another steering rack to a TR4-6 to enable less required steering effort when parking.
Maybe another manufacturer with better gearing, or power assisted rack, that has the same dimensions to avoid bump steer etc.
I am aware of the column EPAS systems, but not an easy fitment under the dash, and can be very expensive.
 

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When you complete making a low speed 90* turn, does your steering wheel return to center ?
 

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NO My TR 6 has stock rack tire size and foot print is the problem I also replaced steering wheel form 14 inch to 12 inch that made it harder to park but more leg room in and out MOTO- Lita look a like for model year 1973 Check tire pressure and do not park try pull through space. Madflyer
 

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This summer I replaced my steering rack with a new unit and rebuilt my steering column. The rack is from a place in Oregon. Stock ratio: 3.125 turns lock to lock. Must admit, the steering wheel is incredibly stiff. I need to investigate further if it is the rack itself or the new bushings in the steering column. I am also wondering if everything will loosen up with time/use. I also don't want to mess with the pre-load on the pinion since it is factory set.

I don't mind it but, the steering wheel definitely does not center itself. Oh, and btw, I installed the rack with the solid metal mounts - love it! Also included in the job were new tie rod ends and ball joints. Wow, major improvement.

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Bob
 

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I installed a replacement rack a few months ago,,,from Moss, but made in Argentina.
It was very stiff and did not return to center, but I had been told it would loosen up, which it did...Yours may as well within the next few hundred miles
 

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Poolboy

That is very encouraging news that the steering rack will loosen up with use. Today is a beautiful fall day in CT - I guess I have no choice except to take her out for a nice loooong drive today!

Bob
 

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It'll take some driving, Bob, maybe a couple hundred. Take advantage of tight turns in the break-in process.
 
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