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Old 10-08-2008, 10:59 AM   #61
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I switched out to the manual rack on my v12 miata. It seems to turn easier than the PS rack(no power). I switch mostly because the manual rack is smaller and I was able to mount it farther up than the ps rack. Also the manual rack tubing is steel, which allowed me to weld my own brackets to the rack.
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O.K. I'll post a couple... even though it's a Mazda forum...
I bought the car in east Texas ...rust-free ...now has a 5.0 installed with Trick-Flow alum. heads and rollers... 3.54 posi, upgraded to 4 wheel disks...fenders are slightly flared so has room for the 245/50 14's on the back...
I've heard people say that the dimensions of the car are very similar to a Miata including wheelbase etc. ...
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:07 PM   #63
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O.K. I'll post a couple... even though it's a Mazda forum...
I bought the car in east Texas ...rust-free ...now has a 5.0 installed with Trick-Flow alum. heads and rollers... 3.54 posi, upgraded to 4 wheel disks...fenders are slightly flared so has room for the 245/50 14's on the back...
I've heard people say that the dimensions of the car are very similar to a Miata including wheelbase etc. ...

Thanks man, that thing is beautiful. I must admit, Get Smart was my first exposure to that car and while I was VERY young at the time I defiantly fell in love with it..

Always was of the opinion it'd be one of those cars I could never really afford, they only made around 7100 afterall... I bet its fast as **** with those mods!
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:57 PM   #64
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I switched out to the manual rack on my v12 miata. It seems to turn easier than the PS rack(no power).

All things equal, it should. I don't recall the actual ratios, but the manual is about 10% slower than the PS rack. I.E. 4.1 turns vs 3.8 turns so it would be easier to turn.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:42 PM   #65
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I did the FM style De power, I like it alot. Gives alot better feedback!

I still need an alignment tho.
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:33 PM   #66
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I just joined this crew.
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Good to see you decided to not be a *****.
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My rack depowered the FM way exploded, so i put a new one in and looped the lines, the difference is marginal at most..
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:31 PM   #69
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ive driven both a plugged and looped rack, and the "depowered the right way" rack, and cant tell the difference. so i looped mine and have nary a problem. If youre a lazy bastard like me, loop that **** and call it a day.
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