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e-series steering racks, is there a difference???

hey guys and girls just wondering if theres a difference between the ea to el steering racks, i know im gonna need a new steering rack and just wanted to know if there is any difference, that includes weight (how much harder it is to turn the wheel), full lock to lock ratio, and if there compatible with ea's. im geting a second hand one for 5 bux just got to pull it off my self, how hard are these to pull of by the way, isnt it just the two ends that bolt onto the tie rods and 4 more bolts that hold it to the car underneath, never done one on a e-series.

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Re: e-series steering racks, is there a difference???

EA racks are 23.3:1 steering ratio and take 3.2 turns lock to lock
EB are 18.5:1 and take 3.0 turns lock to lock.
EB GT/ED Sprint also used a different rack again with (presumably) less turns to lock

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Re: e-series steering racks, is there a difference???

EA/EF have a diffrent spline count and as such the intermediate shaft is diffrent. And as such the intermediate shaft wont hook up to the column.

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Re: e-series steering racks, is there a difference???

arent V8 and 6 cyl racks different as well?
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Re: e-series steering racks, is there a difference???

no. V8 racks the same. They just feel heavier again with more weight over them

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Re: e-series steering racks, is there a difference???

My mates El svo's steering as light as all fvck, are you sure there wasn;t a difference in the EL v8's???

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Re: e-series steering racks, is there a difference???

To be honest I unno. Didnt the Ghis's have the speed sensitive power steer? I only have the specs for EA - ED

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as did EL fairmonts Karl.

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Re: e-series steering racks, is there a difference???

ill try to get an ED rack if not ill just get another ea one, my uncles ED has a heavier steering rack compared to mine and i want something like that. thanks guys for the help well see what i can get any ways.

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Re: e-series steering racks, is there a difference???

how does the speed sensitive steering work? the faster your goin the easier it is to turn or what?

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