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Old 02-02-2023, 10:57 AM
chevyz240 chevyz240 is offline
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Default Steering rack for Corvette C7 front suspension.

I am building a car more or less from the ground up (see: https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...73-Datsun-240Z). I am using Corvette C7 front spindles and A-arms. The track is a bit smaller than the C7, which is one of the reasons I can't use a stock C7 steering rack. I would like a fairly quick steering rack with maybe 2.2-2.7 turns lock to lock with a steering circle similar to the C7. I will use power steering.

When searching steering racks, it seems that most have a travel of 6" or less. I have not found out what the stock C7 rack travel is, but it's larger. With a 6" travel, my steering circle will be too big for my liking and with most ratios available, the steering will also be slower than I would prefer. Can anybody help out with suggestions for a steering rack that might work for me? What do you guys who run C7 suspension use? Any help in the matter would be highly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-16-2023, 05:03 PM
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Like your project. I use a Sweet Engineering R&P with C6 spindles and steering arms. Its total throw is about 6", and I get 32* of wheel turn at full lock, which is plenty. You shouldn't have any issues, assuming your C7 control arms are about the same length as the C6 - which I believe they are. You can get the Sweet rack in about any length and multiple ratios and steering feel. Sorry for the picture quality - lots of dirty work going on.

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