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Old 02-25-2008, 05:26 AM   #1
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Driver Side Steering Rack Brace?

I have the GS steering rack clamp and brace. (Which only applies to the passenger side of the car.) This did help steering feel quite a bit. But, I have often wondered why there isn't a similar clamp/brace for the driver side of the steering rack... Anyone else thought about this? Possible solutions?
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:30 AM   #2
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Once you clamp the rack on one side it is clamped on both. Steering rack is one piece.

I have tried new bushings on the steering rods and it works nice. They are proving pretty durable. We will probably release a few sets for now in the coming month.
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Nick are those the same steering rod bushings that are on the j-body cars for the steering rack?
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:54 AM   #4
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I dont know Jbody cars.. I know saabs.. I made them harder than the Vig arms which are harder than std cars..
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:32 AM   #5
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The Saab 9-3 ng900 are not J-Body cars. They are derivatives of the mk3 Vauxhall Cavalier, which is not a J-body.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_J_platform

Older mk2 Vauxhall Cavs were J-bodys, but not the one our cars are based on. I doubt the rack bushings would work from a Chevy Cav.
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Powerflex has a poly rack mount bush you can add.
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I have tried new bushings on the steering rods and it works nice. They are proving pretty durable. We will probably release a few sets for now in the coming month.
I was looking for those on your site the other day and wondering why I couldnt find them. Any idea on price? Auto-X season starts soon and I want to get some parts in before then.
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