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steering rack bushing install

I am going to change the bushing out on my steering rack today, and some of the installation guides I have found say to cut the mounting sleeves, and that was for solid aluminum bushings. I am installing poly bushings. so will I need to cut the mounting sleeve? or is it just for the solid ones?

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You're talking about the steel or whatever sleeves that go inside the bushing and over the bolts, right?

I installed offset poly bushings on mine, didn't need to cut anything. The hardest part of the job as I recall (we're talking about a quite forgettable day that happened like 6 years ago, so bear with me) was after unbolting the rack, being able to pull it out far enough as to gain clearance to get the old bushings out and new ones in. Think I had to disconnect the steering shaft where it pops into the rack.

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Oh okay. Was it hard to remove the steering shaft from the rack?
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No the steering rack is very simple to pull off. There are two very long bolts that hold it to the k-member and one bolt that hold the steering column to the input of the rack. Unless you are installing the maximum motor sports solid bushings you will not have to cut the sleeve you mentioned.

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