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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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My 64 Project

So my project car is a 64 Impala! This is my first ever car that was handed down to me. The project follows as this: LS3 crate engine, TCI 4L60E, Flaming River rack and pinion, Moser 9" rear end, Air Ride stage 3 system, CPP Big Brakes, 20" Foose Legend rims, Dakota Digital dash, power windows/locks, shaved doors, shaved firewall, convert to SS, stereo, custom chassis mods, CUSTOM CUSTOM CUSTOM!!!!!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 09:39 AM
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Welcome to the Team Bryan!

I would skip the rack and pinion steering unless it is required to mount the semi truck wheels on your car. It is basically it is a reworked part off a Mustang and is designed for a smaller car than the Impala.

You will have Ackerman angle issues (tire scrub), bumps steer issues (car won't go where pointed) and possibly bent or broken part steering linkage problems. This is assuming you can live with the reduced turning circle, and extra effort to turn the wheel. Instead I recommend adapting a mid eighties GM Saginaw variable steering recirculating ball steering gear box off of an impala that will improve your steering instead of hamper it.

Rack and opinion steering are found on race cars not because it is better in any way than what the factory uses but because they are cheaper to make (the reason Ford uses them) and they are lighter (the reason they are found on race cars) than what GM put on your car.

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