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The cure for poor steering...
For many classic car enthusiasts, a car that isn't up to today's
handling standards can sometimes taint the joy of ownership. Some owners
are known to comment that they "love everything about their car,
except the way it steers". Total Controls Rack & Pinion Kit is the cure
for the poor steering characteristics of your classic car.
Total Controls Rack & Pinion Kit eliminates the
steering system. By using a more direct gearing system than the factory
steering box we have enabled a more efficient transfer of energy. As you
turn the steering wheel the steering shaft turns the pinion gear. The
pinion gear is in direct contact with the rack gear. The center link,
which the inner tie-rods bolt to, is bolted directly into the rack gear.
This simplified gearing system gives the steering a tight, direct feel
that the factory steering box is incapable of.
The factory steering box uses a worm and sector gearing system that
is very susceptible to wear. As the worm gear turns, the contact edges slide
along the surface of the sector gear and consequently wear these
surfaces down. After some use this sliding action creates slack between
the gears which translates into unwanted
"play" at the
steering wheel. This "play" creates a delay in the control of
the front wheels.
A pinion and rack gear are less susceptible to wear. As the pinion
gear turns it pushes against the rack gear which reduces the
sliding action. Reduced wear insures increased precision by maintaining
a tight fit. This precision provides immediate control and feedback from
the front wheels.
A quicker ratio means fewer turns of the steering wheel while
maintaining the same turning radius. Total Controls Rack & Pinion requires only
3 turns from lock to lock. The factory steering systems were a slow
responding 4 turns. A more sensitive steering system will get you
pointed in the right direction in less time. You will enjoy quicker
turning response and more confidence in all types of driving situations.
Every component is manufactured from the highest quality materials
available. Billet steel construction of the internal gears, stainless
steel lines, durable rubber boots, grade 8 mounting hardware combined to
give you a reliable and quality steering system.
This kit has been designed for the easiest possible installation.
Whenever possible, factory mounting locations are used and extensive
cutting is avoided. We provide detailed installation
with photos to make the installation as straightforward as possible. For
those other than textbook installations we have free tech support
available during business hours. Total Controls rack will clear most aftermarket
headers and work with small or big block engines. Be
sure to check out
for a very well done Rack & Pinion installation article.
Improve the steering
characteristics of your classic
Manual Rack Installed
Power Rack Installed
Controls Power Rack & Pinion will work with a factory power steering pump,
but they highly recommend the KRC
Power Steering Pump. The KRC Pump definitely complements the precise
operation of our Rack & Pinion.
- MRCK 65-66
- MRCK 67
- MRCK 68-70
MANUAL SALE PRICE:
- PRCK 65-66
- PRCK 67
- PRCK 68-70
POWER SALE PRICE:
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