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What is the difference between these two? I need a new steering rack, is 15:1 the correct one for a 88 GT?
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15:1 = GT and 5.0L LX
20:1 = 2.3L LX
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What is the difference between these two? I need a new steering rack, is 15:1 the correct one for a 88 GT?
that is the right one. the 15:1 ratio allows you to turn the steering wheel fewer times to get the wheels to do the same thing with more turns on the 20:1 lx ratio.

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The reaction of the front wheels will be quicker too with the 15:1 ratio.

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The reaction of the front wheels will be quicker too with the 15:1 ratio.
Mine has to be replaced. Maybe I will get that one from LateModelRestoration for $199 which is remanufactured and comes with tie rods. When the power steering fluid gets changed should I switch to synthetic power steering fluid?
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Mine has to be replaced. Maybe I will get that one from LateModelRestoration for $199 which is remanufactured and comes with tie rods. When the power steering fluid gets changed should I switch to synthetic power steering fluid?

I would not, I would stick with the Required Type F ATF!
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Why buy from LRS when your local auto parts stores sell the same thing?
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That's a good point, you could get the same thing from the local parts house.
About the fluid, I think you could go with either one, I use synthetic in mine, but either would be fine.

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That's a good point, you could get the same thing from the local parts house.
About the fluid, I think you could go with either one, I use synthetic in mine, but either would be fine.
bUT ISN'T THE ONE FROM LMR MADE ESPECIALLY FOR MUSTANGS?
SO THE PRICE WILL BE LESS FROM A PARTS PLACE? LIKE WHERE?
PEP BOYS? KRAGENS? AUTOZONE? THESE ARE JUST REGULAR RUN OF THE MILL PARTS STORES.
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That's a good point, you could get the same thing from the local parts house.
About the fluid, I think you could go with either one, I use synthetic in mine, but either would be fine.
wELL NOW WOULD BE THE TIME TO DO THE SWITCH TO SYNTHETIC BECAUSE THE STEERING RACK IS BEING REPLACED.
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im running synthetic type f atf from amsoil in my unit

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bUT ISN'T THE ONE FROM LMR MADE ESPECIALLY FOR MUSTANGS?
SO THE PRICE WILL BE LESS FROM A PARTS PLACE? LIKE WHERE?
PEP BOYS? KRAGENS? AUTOZONE? THESE ARE JUST REGULAR RUN OF THE MILL PARTS STORES.

i want to pay the price here you go....

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usually the steering rack that is sold by the local auto parts store is a rebuilt stock unit and is sold at a very reasonable price. napa auto parts sells it for under $100

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im running synthetic type f atf from amsoil in my unit

The main thing is that it meets Type F Specs.
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The main thing is that it meets Type F Specs.
Well the blood that will be running in those power steering veins will be Redline. which does meet and exceed the type F requirement.
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