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Quicker ratio steering rack for EG?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by stmotorsports, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. stmotorsports

    stmotorsports Senior Member

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    Looking to find a quicker ratio rack for my 1994 civic EX. Anyone know if '94+ GSR/ITR/?? had quicker ratio steering? I'm assuming an integra rack will fit a civic but I've been told that all DC2 tegs have same ratio- 16:1
    I know my civic is 17.5:1, looking for something REAL quick, like 14:1 or something...

    on a related note, does anybody know if changing caster settings affects your turning radius? I'm assuming it does, as you're leaning the steering axis inclination away from vertical (like turning a chopper bike as opposed to a regular steering bike)?? dunno- anyone?

    thx for any help
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    the ITR had the tightest turning ratio. As far as actual numbers, I dont know. Yes, they will bolt on with no problem.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Maybe you could track down a european rack. I have no numbers for you, but I have seen a German EG U turn when I had to make a three point. I know most cars here have tighter racks because of the smaller streets, it's amazing watching an 18 wheeler do a straight up U turn on a residental street.
     
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    in europe, one of thier "DOT" qualifaction for a car, the car must have a turning radius of 30ft (or maybe it was 35) for a while, the Corvette was not alowed over in europe
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    turning radius does not necessarily mean a tighter/faster action rack though.
     
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    stmotorsports Senior Member

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    no, but a quicker rack definitely couldn't hurt B)

    plus if aggressive camber/caster settings do affect turning radius, a quicker steering ratio will allow you to compensate and react accordingly without having to turn the wheel more to get the same amount of steering response...(?)

    of course, then again- all my theories work in theory ...
    wait till the 1st time out on the course & I spin it 720* and take home 7 cones or so :p
     
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    stmotorsports Senior Member

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    I anybody has any specs on a quicker rack (ITR,GSR,JDM,etc) please post them?
    thx B)
     
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