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I was snooping around the fast brakes website, and if you go to new products youll find they sell the new quaife quick ratio steering rack for the 92-95 civic/del sol/integra and 88-91 civic/crx. According to the fastbrakes website it will convert your car from 4.2 to 3.2 turns lock to lock, all for $230 dollars. Well after practically shitting my pants, I jumped over to the quaife website to look for more details, and I found on their 2004 pricelist that the 88-91 setup is 3.2 turns, while the 92-95 setup is actually 2.8 turns. This means you will have less than 1.5 turns in either direction! Thinking this was too good to be true, I e-mailed quaife, and asked if this was a complete steering rack, or just a kit to rebuild your existing rack. Sure enough, you will have to rebuild your steering rack. Next I cousulted the Helms to see just how difficult a task this would be, and it actually seems pretty mild. There are only two special tools needed (one is a poll pin punch to set a lock washer, and the other is a special driver to seat the new pinion shaft). The hardest part seems to be droping the shift linkage to remove the steering gearbox.

I just though I would share this with you guys. I am waiting for another e-mail reply from quaife about instructions, and few more details, so I'll keep you informed...
 

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okay this is probably a stupid question but i just woke up and am not thinking straight. Why is it better that the turns are smaller, to me for some reason it sounds like it is cutting the turning radius down which i would find a bad thing. Just inform me if i am wrong and tell me to shut up :wink:
 

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it doesnt cut the turning radius; the radius stays the same. all it(the kit) does is use a bigger pinion gear ; which means the whole rack will turn quicker.
 

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Okay, I got my next reply from Quaife. The kit only consists of a new pinion and rack only. You will need to purhcase the rest of the parts for the rebuild seperatly. Fortunatly there are only a few pieces that your required to replace if you rebuild the rack, and aside from a new pinion shaft (inclued in kit), theyre all cheap:

quaife rack & pinion------ 230.00
Left inner Boot clamp------- 9.84
Left outer Boot clamp------- .21
Right inner boot clamp------ 4.26
Right outer boot clamp------ .21
2 rack end lock washers---- 4.40
pinion shaft dust seal-------- 5.21

total------------------------ 254.13 + shipin & handlin
prices from: http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com...+CX&catcgry4=KA5MT&catcgry5=STEERING+GEAR+BOX

This total is providing your steering rack doesn't need the boots, tie rod ball joints, rack ends, or bushings replaced. And one other thing, you will need to locate the special driver handle to install the new pinion shaft.
 

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One more thing, the new pinion shaft does NOT come with a new bearing pressed onto the shaft, so you will have to have your old bearing removed and transfered to the new pinion shaft. Probably pretty cheap at a machine shop once youve dissasembled the gearbox...
 

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man you have no idea how long i've been waitting for something like this. ever since i've felt the ratios for the jdm 96 spec and 98 spec type r's. the 96 spec was like 2 3/4 turns lock to lock. and the 98 spec was 2 1/4 turns lock to lock!!!
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RyanR said:
where can you order the rack kits from?

Camp1320.com stocks these :D :dance:
 

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Does this kit increase the amount of force needed to turn the steering wheel? Because parallel parking now is now is no fun with a 320mm steering wheel and would be even harded if even more steering imput is required.
 

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Does this kit increase the amount of force needed to turn the steering wheel? Because parallel parking now is now is no fun with a 320mm steering wheel and would be even harded if even more steering imput is required.
Anytime you decrease the turns LTL, it will increase steering effort.
 

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As I recall these are only for manual racks as well, no PS rack application...
 

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So bigger steering wheel (350mm)and lower ratio rack will still equal quicker steering. :D I like it, I like it alot.. Because amount of imput effort does not matter when rolling. Understood loud and clear. thax
 

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Back from the dead....L o L!!
I have purchased quaife rack and pinion from kingmotorsports for my EG,
but i think its 3.25 not 2.8 turns lock-to-lock...

Quaife seems to built 2 types...
http://www.quaifeamerica.com/suspension/suspension.htm
The 2.8 is for 88-91 and the 3.25 is for the 92-95 civic...

So as i understand, the EG crowd dont need this crap, an integra rack and pinion should be better..
 
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