I need advise, homemade steering rack.
This is on a small truck I'm building. I would ask the question on the Mazda truck forum, but that forum don't really get into custom stuff. Its mostly a site for repair advise, etc.
Anyway, I ditched the factory linkage, and used a rack from a Mustang II as it was nearly the perfect size. It is a front mounted rack vs the rear mounted racks on our early Mustangs.
I got everything bolted on today. I've got the tie rod ends almost perfectly level to the lower control arms at ride height.
My question is does the tie rods have to be perfectly straight from front to rear with the lower control arms?
It would really help the steering linkage if I could move the rack towards the front of the truck about an inch or so, but that would make the rod ends angle slightly back towards the rear of the truck, at, I'm guessing about 15-20 degrees.
Thanks in advance.