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Old 07-08-2018, 12:13 PM
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Default Steering issue!!what could be the reason?

I am posting this thread in the forum as I have searched a lot online without any luck and hoping will get input from the experts here.

Here is my story...

I installed a new unisteer rack and pinion as the old one was badly leaking. I would like to thank Chuck at unisteer for great customer service.

When I finished with rack install and bolted the tie rods with even threads initially as recommended, I noticed that driver side wheel has too much toe out as if the steering wheel is a bit turned to the left. However, the toe on the passenger side is out but could be sorted out by minor tie rod adjustment.

Unisteer racks come centered already. However, I was asked to double check again, and it confirmed it as per the paint marks put by Unisteer on the rack body and pinion shaft.

I did also try to adjust the toe from the inner tie rod. However, there is not going to be much thread engagement of inner tie rod through outer tie rod ( Maybe about 1/2 inch thread engagement) which is to unsafe.

I really donít know what is causing this toe issues. I have checked the thread engagement between the inner and outer tie rods, and it seems like there is not much thread engagement there. I have read that the there should be a minimum of 1 inch thread engagement.

I am running Speedtech front clip.

Could this be due to alignment issues done previously by an alignment shop.

Will appreciate your input guys.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:12 PM
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typically this is normal. once you get the toe set you will see that there is about. 1/2 to 3/4" of thread engagement. this is the way unisteer designed them and the way they produce them. we have never seen any issues with this in the last 10 years. we have asked them to lengthen the tie rods to no avail. maybe your contact there has a better explanation?
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typically this is normal. once you get the toe set you will see that there is about. 1/2 to 3/4" of thread engagement. this is the way unisteer designed them and the way they produce them. we have never seen any issues with this in the last 10 years. we have asked them to lengthen the tie rods to no avail. maybe your contact there has a better explanation?
Thanks Blake for your valuable contribution and support as usual. You are right, their tie rods seems to be a bit short and difficult to keep the 1 inch thread engagement as recommended by Unisteer. I guess now I donít have to worry about that since you have shared this valuable input
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