Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Jenkinsburg, GA
Don't use offset rack bushings when converting your power steering
I'm in the middle of replacing my sloppy steering system in my 90GT and thought I read all I need to know about when converting my stock fox body steering system to a 94-04 (specifically an 03 Cobra spec rack and pinion unit).
I've used offset rack bushings when I lowered my car years ago but when installing a newer generation rack and pinion the hydraulic lines are not routed the same way. Because of this, your frame will come in contact with your hydraulic line and this is a huge no go. Maximum Motorsports specifically states not to use offset rack bushings due to changing your geometry and bump steer but I have discovered another problem that I have not read about yet in my research. I'm changing to regular solid rack bushings and will also install a bump steer kit now and replace the offset bushings I had previously installed.
I've never had a problem with bump steer in the past but installing a newer generation rack that has hydraulic lines routed differently will effect your install if you have offset bushings.
I hope this helps others when converting your fox body steering system to a 94-04 steering system.
1990GT- New suspension, 5 lug Cobra disk brakes, King
Cobra clutch, FRPP 7003Z T5, aluminum drive
shaft and 3:55 gear. Daily driver with 200K plus