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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 06:55 AM
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Hi, I'm new here. So this might be a stupid question or it might not even make sense, but here it goes. Have a long travel Baja and was trying to hook up a center rack and pinion. It hooked up fine but the steering is backwards. When turning left the bug goes right and vise versa. Is it because the bug is made for rear tire steering and the center rack is for front wheel steering? Idk? Am I supposed to use a center rack and pinion for a Baja with a-arms? Or what? What can I do to make the steering work right??
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Your rack is mounted upside down

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Your rack is mounted upside down
Well if I mount it the other way it would be to high for the tie rods to work and they would rub the housing. Any solution?

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Any pic's so we can see what is up?

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Make sure you can mount the rack upside down. If no do not do it you will have problems.


2nd there are rear steer and front steering set ups. On the VW you need a rack that will work with rear steer. If you put a rack in from somthing like a pinto or Mustang II popular with the kit car bunch you have a front steer type rack in a rear steer type car so left is right and right is left etc.

if the part were the tie rods hook to the spindal point to the back of your car it is rear steer. if it points to the front it is a front steer car.


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Any pic's so we can see what is up?

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