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Old 04-04-2018, 08:25 PM   #16
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Anyone here that has mounted the arp rod bolts 109-6002 on x16xe? Do i need to resize the rod or can i just put them on?
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Old 28-06-2018, 11:21 AM   #17
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Test run!

I havent been updating a lot, mostly due to mostly working on the wiring and brake lines, clutch, and so on, not very interesting to look at those pics.
Anyways, the car is put together and i've had a very successful test run, everything worked almost a bit too good!

Now i have to attend to details, and make her look a bit better...
Next week i will have the wheels properly aligned at a shop.

I have got the minisport quickrack, and there is an annoying sound from somewhere in the steering, but everything is brand new, to nothing could be worn. It sound like something is loose, or has to much clearance, but nothing IS loose. Mostly in the center of the steering... anyone had problems with those racks?

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Old 28-06-2018, 12:32 PM   #18
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Good stuff, can you discribe the noise in a better way?
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Old 28-06-2018, 12:37 PM   #19
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Looks good Pip and fits nice in a LHD shell.

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Old 28-06-2018, 02:57 PM   #20
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I have found the new racks that are currently available to be of very poor quality (that includes those from minisport and minispares and most of the major suppliers). I have tried 4 of these racks and they all had various faults, a couple gave the symptoms you describe. I the end I found a reconditioned original rack from a local motor factors to be the best quality. do check the steering column bushes as well as this can feel like play in the rack.
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Old 28-06-2018, 07:53 PM   #21
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The sound is coming from the rack it seems.
I Will also upload a video that shows what i think is the problem.. Also, are these racks supposed to be greased or oiled? Ive put oil into this one.

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Old 28-06-2018, 07:56 PM   #22
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Old 28-06-2018, 07:59 PM   #23
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Thanks for the replies anyways! the sound is worse in reality than it is in the video... and also there is a bit too much clearance on the column, but i think that this has to be the main problem?
I removed the whole column and tried turning it without the outer column on, just to see if the sound/play was still there, and yes, it was...
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Old 28-06-2018, 09:41 PM   #24
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They do that if the rod end is not connected to brake hub
And on the ground,
They are minimum grease , more sticky than oil,
It's more of a consern if it makes a wereing noise when moved from right to left when in the centre plain,
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Old 29-06-2018, 06:43 AM   #25
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They do that if the rod end is not connected to brake hub
And on the ground,
They are minimum grease , more sticky than oil,
It's more of a consern if it makes a wereing noise when moved from right to left when in the centre plain,
Thanks,
in the video, the car stands on its wheels and everything is connected.
The sound is too much to be normal, trust me. I can feel it in the steering wheel as well. There is no noise when steering from right to left, but i think it is a bit too much effort to turn it - but that could as well be because it is a quickrack...
I will send an e-mail to minisport and ask them.
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Old 29-06-2018, 07:05 AM   #26
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that's way too much movement, there shouldn't be any play in a new rack. definitely something wrong with that
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Old 29-06-2018, 07:46 AM   #27
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That is what i thought as well. It is actually even worse than in the video - my brother is doing the steering wheel movement and he is not as good as me at getting it to move... hehe!
I will call minisport, as it seems they arent responding to e-mails...
Piece of pineapple steering rack! Really fun to remove it, especially when almost everything is done, too! frustrating.
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Old 30-06-2018, 10:29 AM   #28
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Does anyone know if the rack can be removed/installed without dropping the subframe when using the allspeed setup? Otherwize i might just use it as is for this year. Seems they have not shimmed the rack correctly.
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Old 30-06-2018, 11:21 AM   #29
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On a mini frame I have just dropped them enough to take rack out, just enough to do the job,
This is a worry if that rack is as bad as you think!
I would expect a reaction from the supplier,
This is not funny,
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Old 30-06-2018, 12:27 PM   #30
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Yes, but the problem is that there are a lot of stuff really tight and mounted to the subframe, such as brake likes, fuel lines, and so on. Yes, it really blows, hopefully they (minisport) Will give me a new one, plus some sort of compensation for all the pain this has given me...
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