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Unread 11-04-2007   #1 (permalink)
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Default Manual or power Rack & Pinion? 1968 Mustang

Have a 68 Mustang and need some input. Looks like I'll be going for the R&P set-up and after going through the archives it looks like TCP is the winner despite the cost. The big question is power or manual? I already have the stock power steering which is vague and effortless. Will the power rack be as "isolated" in it's feel as the stock unit? If I go manual, will parking be a total nightmare? Thanks for the input!
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Tcp one is power i believe parking depends on how tall and wide is your wheels is.
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If you are going with wide tires and you don't mind the power drain on the engine from the P/S pump, go with power. The feel of the P/S rack and pinion would be similar to that of a modern car.

While there is less effort in turning the wheel with the manual rack and pinion vs. the original manual steering, it is still going to take extra effort in turning wide tires when the car isn't in motion.
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The manual R&P seems to be basically identical to the stock MS in low speed driving, it only makes a difference at speed.
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Thanks for the input, I'll probably go with the power rack.
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I went with an RRS power unit. I am pretty happy. I think the power, or not power is a big question though. I'm still wondering whether I would have preffered no power, for the same reasons you are asking yourself. But I think that power is the way to go.
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I have a 66 Mustang and am thinking about power steering or a manual rack and pinion. In looking at prices the Unisteer manual rack and pinion is also 1/2 the price of some of the other options. The question is the quality inferior? I would also like to know.
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