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Old 25th December 2009, 05:59 PM
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Question Steering rack size

Quick Question guys
page 76 "...the steering bodymust be shortened ... 533mm between the balljoints centres of the track rods"
Original mk 2 steering rack size?

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Old 25th December 2009, 09:12 PM
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Should be 581 mm. Found this in LCB forums some time ago.
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Old 26th December 2009, 10:51 AM
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I found on the web it's around 56 cm...
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Old 28th December 2009, 09:29 AM
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If 581mm truth 581-533(book) = 48mm of cut.
distance between sterring holder holes centers 258mm(book)
258+48 = 306mm(stock)?
Someone can measure distance between clamps of stock rack?
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Old 28th December 2009, 10:10 AM
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Does it say must be shortend or is it "Idealy"

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Old 28th December 2009, 11:21 AM
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Just measured my MK2 rack 260mm.

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Old 5th January 2010, 09:21 AM
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I have got to this part of the built, got my extentsion arms from MK and it is to size of spec in the book. I am totally lost as how much the steering rack should be shortend?

Please help!!!!!
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Old 5th January 2010, 09:30 AM
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Hi
I have got to this part of the built, got my extentsion arms from MK and it is to size of spec in the book. I am totally lost as how much the steering rack should be shortend?

Please help!!!!!
Ideally Axle the book says to shorten the steering rack for perfect geometry but this is a major job and needs to be carried out professionally. The difference it makes will be pretty minor, my car is the original rack length and drives and behaves impeccably - except in this bloody snow.

Builders own choice but its not really necessary.

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Old 5th January 2010, 09:34 AM
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As above, does it actualy need shortend or will it provide IVA acceptable geometry as IS.

The book says

"Although the ford escort rack is very close to the ideal size, for absolute precision modifications to the rack are required"

It does not say it must be shortend.

I think we need clarification on this.

I will try PMing Chris

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Old 5th January 2010, 09:41 AM
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the MKII escort rack is fine without needing to be shortened.....

BUT

if you make the rack extensions as per book dimensions then they will be incorrect & make your wheels both steer outwards, in fact undriveable.

I,m using a std MKII escort with extensions purchased from Rally Design, sorry don,t have a link but the parts are available on their website.

the rack is new, cost 65 & the extensions are new, cost 25.

hope this helps.

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