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Old 01-28-2019, 04:26 PM   #26
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Just a friendly reminder to go to the MM website and start reading. 99.9% of your current and future questions will be answered and explained. You also seem to be getting some things out of order. MM will address the order you should do mods.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:04 PM   #27
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Re: Rack and pinion “build”

Orders placed this morning! Rack and pinion should be here by the weekend, and the MM solid rack bushings should hopefully be arriving soon as well! I will post and keep everyone updated with the install and possible pics if anyone asks. Thanks for everyone’s help and info, I wouldn’t have been able to make a more informed and educated decision without all the help!
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:05 PM   #28
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Re: Rack and pinion “build”

This is why I like being on this forum. I've been considering doing something with my own rack, figuring that at 131k, therre's probably some wear and tear that needs addressing. Getting the original rebuilt is right up my alley, but not something I ever thought possible. Now I know different, and I have all of you to thank for that information.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:44 AM   #29
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This is why I like being on this forum. I've been considering doing something with my own rack, figuring that at 131k, therre's probably some wear and tear that needs addressing. Getting the original rebuilt is right up my alley, but not something I ever thought possible. Now I know different, and I have all of you to thank for that information.
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If it's not leaking I wouldn't touch it. Check tie rods for wear. I have tracked the crap out of my car for 10+ years and the rack is solid. I did replace the inner and outer tie rods recently. Car has 153,xxx miles.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:11 PM   #30
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Re: Rack and pinion “build”

I've looked it over when I do my oil changes and there don't appear to be any leaks. Did the outers about a year ago and it made a world of difference.

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Old 01-31-2019, 09:00 AM   #31
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I've looked it over when I do my oil changes and there don't appear to be any leaks. Did the outers about a year ago and it made a world of difference.

What about the inners?
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:41 PM   #32
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Re: Rack and pinion “build”

Don't feel any slack since replacing the outers (and LBJs), so I don't have those concerns right now.

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Old 02-04-2019, 02:02 PM   #33
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So someone at Summit or UPS screwed up! According to my Summit app, it says the rack and pinion has been shipped. According to UPS, it says “Shipment ready for UPS.” I called Summit to see what’s going on with my order a moment ago. They have no idea what UPS means with “shipment ready for UPS,” and according to the person I spoke with at Summit, I should have received the rack by Friday! Long story short, they filed a claim and are sending me a replacement unit ASAP and I should be getting it in 2-3 days. It’s been raining over here and I haven’t had a day off since last Tuesday, so it’s not like I’ve lost days/time where I could have installed it ����*♂️
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:53 PM   #34
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Wow, I am far beyond frustrated! The replacement unit was scheduled to be delivered today (Wednesday) by end of day...this was Monday evening to Tuesday morning. Mid day Tuesday it changed to Thursday at end of day while the original order status was updated to “under investigation” to locate the item. Yesterday afternoon, according to the UPS tracker, my original order was no longer under investigation and had a delivery date of today by end of day, while the replacement unit continued to show Thursday at end of day. It’s about a quarter to 8pm here on the left coast and I’ve been waiting all day to receive shipment! I checked the status a moment ago, and now it says Thursday at end of day! WTF??!!!! ����*♂️
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:38 PM   #35
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Re: Rack and pinion “build”

Where would be the best spot to install the filter? I know on the return (low pressure) side, but where on the line would be best?
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:40 PM   #36
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Where would be the best spot to install the filter? I know on the return (low pressure) side, but where on the line would be best?
Have never heard of anyone running a rack filter.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:08 PM   #37
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Have never heard of anyone running a rack filter.
According to Summit and Cardone, if anything happens to the rack due to not running a filter, the warranty will be voided
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:19 AM   #38
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Have had nothing but problems with the Cardone parts I have tried. I won't buy them anymore. Since I have never heard of a rack filter that sounds to me like an automatic way to void a warranty.
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