Rack and Pinion Conversion

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  1. Sound.Vision.Soul

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    Hey guys...

    Just wondering if any of you fine minitruckers have ever done a rack and pinion conversion on the front end. Im thinking about doing it for handeling purposes.

    Just thought i see if anyone had any thoughts. Thx

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    use the mk3 supra rack. while your at it take the spindles as well. they'll move your wheels forward a bit, but bolt on. the only problem with using them on the truck is the tie rod end is smaller.... but thats what the rack is for!
     
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    Hmmmm well i have drop spindles..... dont really wanna lose those.
     
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    i would love rack and pinion steering.. that tighter feel!
     
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    not trying to but in but how hard would it be to kill 2 birds with one stone i got manuel and want power and sense im throwing a 7m in there might as well squeeze some more parts in it woul that work or do you need the power steering to go off of bolt holes and all you know?
     
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    I know old dead thread.... but my topic of thought!

    Hey Burnzya! when you say a bit forward, what is a bit in your mind?

    I have a set of MK3 spindles and would like to do a rack, plus I am about to swap out my rusted upper and lower arms with some southern replacement parts, so since I was going to be in there anyway maybe.....
     
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    The easiest way for this mod would to be to buy a Tacoma. DONE!:funnyup:

    James
     
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    ok buy me one!

    LOL

    no wait! then I would have to drive an american built taco... no thanks!
     
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    ^^ what he said! mine already crossed a large body of water. I bet most truck's dont carry that privilege! lol
     
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    i wish they would allow us to modify/delete old posts on this forum...

    the supra rack won't work properly with the truck.. the geometry isn't right. the closest thing that i've found that will work properly is a 72ish ford pinto rack and pinion that is narrowed 5". they run about $330, and then you'll need to find outer tie rods to fit. the supra spindle moves the wheel about an 1/2" forward, also the lower ball joint doesn't fit quite right. i'm actually trying to find a balljoint that will work properly. i'm using them on my hilux.
     

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