• Pons_Aelius@kbin.social
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    11 months ago

    yall think theres downsides to removing them?

    Every part on a car is there for a reason.

    Why are they installed in the first place?

    What do you see as the upside to removing them?

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      11 months ago

      upside: more steering angle

      as @empireOfLove pointed out, they most likely “cushion the impact of going full lock” and i think thats probably why now that i think about it

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          11 months ago

          i wouldnt mind a bit of a better turning radius. also im slowly buildying my car to be a drift car so ya

          honestly tho i think imma just hold off and do it right with an angle kit

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            11 months ago

            I think that would be the better option. A drifting steering rack is designed to handle the forces applied at high steering angles while I doubt the standard one would be as high quality.

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            11 months ago

            To me an angle kit seems like a better solution here. Maybe you could get away with just removing the bumpers, but if an angle kit is in the cards given your budget, you might as well do it right.

            It’s always worth considering where you feel it makes sense to cut corners vs when to do things right, and that’s gonna depend a lot on how tight money is and whether there are other places you know you’re gonna really have to spend.

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      11 months ago

      Eh, in this case they’re pretty necessary. But many times things are only there because some regulation requires it, not a technical reason.

      Example, air dams on trucks and SUVs are only there to help with fuel economy regulations. Taking them off gives you more ground clearance and approach angle for off roading.

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    11 months ago

    mustang dude running 10mm flat spacers on stock lug nuts with no hub ring

    Well I already don’t have any respect for this guy.

    Potential problems. Those exist to cushion the impact of going full lock and also prevent the drive gear from running to the end of the rack and damaging the teeth or destroying the shaft seals. It’s probably “ok” but it can cause damage over time.

    Not all cars have them either. On all my Japanese cars those bumpers and stops are built inside the rack and can’t be removed.

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      11 months ago

      i see. with that in mind, ill see if i can move them rather than completely removing them. maybe i can push them a bit further along or something. if i do, ill be sure to get under the car and listen for any noises under full lock. ty :)

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        11 months ago

        Well, you won’t be able to move them, it looks like they simply go in between the end lip of the steering rack rod and the body of the rack, and get compressed when at lock, so they’re always at the very end.

        You’ll likely get away with cutting them but don’t be surprised if you end up replacing your steering rack.

  • BilboBargains@lemmy.world
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    11 months ago

    No downsides that I can see. You might even become one of those guys that launches his Mustang into a lamp post in front of a crowd of onlookers and becomes famous on YouTube.