Manual steering rack vs power.

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fusion210
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Manual steering rack vs power.

Post by fusion210 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:32 am

I've always though that the neon's power steering was way overboosted. Like the hand of god was helping you turn the wheel. When I first removed my power steering, I left the 18:1 rack in and just looped the lines. It was difficult under 5mph at first, but almost normal after that. Then I found a base model neon in the junkyard and pulled whatever I wanted for $150! Decided to try the rack out. It solved the low speed steering effort problem, but it turned into a schoolbus! Bad for the twisties!

In this neon now I have a 16:1 vented rack and it's great! I wouldn't have it any other way. If you want to remove your power steering leave the rack open! Still handles great and feels just right, I'd look for the 16:1 rack in the junkyard though.

BTW. Install = royal pita!

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Post by BrightWhite95 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:01 pm

What neons have the 16:1 ?
Is there any way to tell a diffirence just by looking at them?
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