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Old 03-26-2009, 02:41 PM   #21
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I just welded the bolts shut after I removed the lines
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:55 PM   #22
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Those who think it's too heavy: you did de-power, and not just remove the belt, right?
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:19 PM   #23
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Those who think it's too heavy: you did de-power, and not just remove the belt, right?
May I just add that I drove a factory manual rack car.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:05 PM   #24
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May I just add that I drove a factory manual rack car.
May I just add I might beat your *** into the ground you bitch.

Factory manual rack right here BTW.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:12 PM   #25
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Heh, a factory manual is a bit easier than a depowered PS rack..

You ought to eat some meat or something Sam.
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This place sells plugs 2nd Item below steering wheels.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:45 AM   #27
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Heh, a factory manual is a bit easier than a depowered PS rack..

You ought to eat some meat or something Sam.
You eat some meat fagort.

I'm plenty strong and probably in better shape then 99% of this forum.

In the end, it doesnt matter how strong I am, or how strong anyone is, a manual rack imho is a pita.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:55 PM   #28
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Man I sure could go for a pita right now...


I was all gungho about depowering the rack, but after dropping the car with the Tein springs yesterday, I'm having my doubts.

I still like the idea of it though:

more feedback + less weight > convenience
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Man I sure could go for a pita right now...


I was all gungho about depowering the rack, but after dropping the car with the Tein springs yesterday, I'm having my doubts.

I still like the idea of it though:

more feedback + less weight > convenience
What feedback? If you are turning all you feel is the counter force of the steering wheel wanting to go straight. You are now basically using energy to keep the car turning. I dont even want to think about how people autocross with a manual rack, holy crap.
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You eat some meat fagort.

I'm plenty strong and probably in better shape then 99% of this forum.
Okie dokie.. you're still a sissy though.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:31 PM   #31
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just depowered mine flyin miata way with superpro bushings. Too bad I wont be able to test it until I have a motor back in my car lol.
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What feedback? If you are turning all you feel is the counter force of the steering wheel wanting to go straight. You are now basically using energy to keep the car turning. I dont even want to think about how people autocross with a manual rack, holy crap.
I was just about to respond:


"I want to FEEL every ripple in the pavement, and KNOW where my contact patches are.."


When I realized this is the kind of **** squids say when you ask them why the don't wear riding gear.

eg:

"I want to FEEL the modulation of the brakes, and you can't do that with gloves. I want to SENSE the lean of the bike, and a helmet messes that up.."


Maybe I should drive someone's depowered car before I jump off of that bridge.
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I just drove my depowered rack for the first time this afternoon. There is definitely additional steering effort at lower speeds.

- Parking lot maneuvers are definitely harder but not a huge deal.

- Low speed takes more effort. The drive out of my neighborhood has a lot of 20-30 mph corners. Before I could flick through these corners with one hand. Now it takes two hands to get a quick turn-in. Not a big deal I just need some time to get used to it IMO.

- Medium speed and higher is fine. On the highway, or say at 40+ MPH speeds, I like it a lot. The extra feel is nice, and it is one-hand drivable.

A small caveat here. I replaced the outer tie rod joints while I had the rack out and the alignment is a bit off (not way off). That could have some effect on the steering input. Also, for the record, mine is an FM style depower with the seal removed.
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After about a week, you'll be parallel parking with one hand.
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After about a week, you'll be parallel parking with one hand.
As long as it's his "favored" hand.
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Maybe I should drive someone's depowered car before I jump off of that bridge.
Too late for me. I just did mine but haven't tried it out yet. My last alignment I had the camber reduced down to 4.5 which I've heard reduces the effort?
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well if any one needs I have a pile of P/S parts as well

Along with a small pile of A/C parts too.
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Too late for me. I just did mine but haven't tried it out yet. My last alignment I had the camber reduced down to 4.5 which I've heard reduces the effort?
i hope you mean ''caster'' -4.5 camber would be WILD!
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