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    please excuse my greasy fingerprints on it.:bigthumb:

    you can even see they 7 5/8 rear under it!:rolleyes:
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    So how hard would it be to install the 95 Camaro R&P unit in an 88 Blazer? I see you had to make a custom bracket.
    Gotta get rid of these left over 95 Camaro parts. Need doors???

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    it's to wide. the ranger is the only one I found that's small enough and mounts on the front of the cross member.

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    damn it, cause I have a 2000 camaro r/p that I was going to try that with someday. Oh well, at least I know now.
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    LS1 how much modification did that take?
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    I had to make the bracket and shorten the rod ends about 3" on each side.

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    Any more pics of this setup? Did you have to modify the steering shaft or did it fit the rack without issue? Is this on a 2wd truck? I'm pretty sure that this is the same box that was used on explorers 99 and older.. I took some measurements of a 99 explorer and took some pics of its setup.. I measured 54" tie rod joint to tie rod joint which is exactly the same as my 93 4x4 S10. Did you use the ford tie rod ends? If so did they fit into the GM spindle without modification? Also, how many turns is your rack lock to lock.. The explorer that I took pics of is 4 turns..

    It looks like you eliminated the ford power steering cooler? Do you think its fine to run this rack w/o a cooler? Did you plumb this box right into the GM pump? Any issues with that?

    Thanks for any answers that you can provide..

    Here are some pics of that rack and pinion unit on the explorer if anyone is interested:

    http://mattw.dyndns.org/cgi-bin/pics...xplorer%20rack


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    Possibly a write up of this?
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    looks good...doing a mustang rack for my s10..

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    i saw somewhere that someone makes a bolt on r/p for s-10s now. it was at this past SEMA... im not sure on the price though...
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    Originally posted by CunT StuD
    i saw somewhere that someone makes a bolt on r/p for s-10s now. it was at this past SEMA... im not sure on the price though...
    Around $800 shipped.

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    I'm attempting this now on a 4x4.. I've got a mock up frame to work with..

    Getting this Explorer rack to fit will require a good but of cutting, grinding, and welding.

    The pivot points on the explorer rack are an exact match to the stock steering linkage:



    Overall the stock setup is slightly longer than the Explorer R&P:


    In order to clear the front diff upper mount I ended up having to mount this ~2" further forward than the stock steering linkage.. I don't think that this would cause bump steer as I think mismatched pivot points are the main cause of bump steer.



    I read on another website that if you draw a line from the pivot point of the lower control arm to the pivot point of the upper control arm that it should intersect the pivot point of the steering linkage/rack when the wheels are centered.. I strung a line to test this and it seems right on:




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    keep this up to date, i would like to know how this works out, i am have been debating on useing a rack on my 4x4 but i just havent had time to mess around with it
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    It seems that the tie rod ends for a 2005 Chevy Classic, I've never heard of such a car BTW, are a perfect fit. They are ~1" longer than the Explorer rod ends which works out just right.. They fit into the spindle with the same taper and bolt right up.. :)



    As you can see the rods are mostly parallel with the upper and lower control arms. If I move the suspension and down the spindle does not seem to turn in or out at all. I'm pretty sure that this is what is desired.

    This rack has the perfect amount of side to side travel as it touches the stops at full lock either way:

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    Here is a view from the top.. You can see that the rack does sit a but far forward but I don't tthink that it will cause any issues.. This is very similar to how it sat in the Explorer:



    And finally here is the Chevy Classic Tie rod end compared to the Explorer tie rod end:




    -Matt

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