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Old 11-01-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
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ive searched everywhere and cant find one for a modular motor. everywhere i look says 99-04 Non modular block.

anyone know where i can get one?

ive gotten manual brakes, no egr, no a/c, no abs, no traction control, no cruise control, etc. and the only thing im missing is a manual rack and pinion.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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Flaming River has standard and quick ratio manual racks...
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MM carries the flaming river racks

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are manuals more for drag racing or can they be used on autoX? sorry for hi jacking your thread OP
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are manuals more for drag racing or can they be used on autoX? sorry for hi jacking your thread OP
You could use them as a DD if you wanted to. I have manual steering in my SBC S10 and its a PITA to turn stopped, but once its rolling its a breeze. Just understand if you ever had an old pos that the power steering pump failed on, its the same thing.
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If you have arms like Popeye...

A lot of the "gee I want manual steering" talk (other than drag racing) is IMHO old school thought, left over from when the p/s boxes on American cars were of the hyper-assist recirculating ball (RCB) type.

The RCB systems had absolutely no "road feel" feedback, and once you started sliding you had no idea where the wheels were pointed. When the Americans started using power assist rack and pinion systems things got a whole lot better, and again (IMHO), manual steering is a valid option for optimising weight reduction and/or improving control at very high speeds.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:44 AM   #7
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Manual steering is just as easy to turn as power steering once the car is rolling.

I'm using a pinto rack which is lighter then the ones posted above. That is an option for you if you don't already have a tubed K member since it has different mounting then the 99-04 but PA racing sells the K for it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:47 PM   #8
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yea im already running a upr products k and those other racks say for non mod motors.



and HOLY HELL that setup looks badass ox...it has now made its way to my desktop background
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:00 PM   #9
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I agree that once you are moving it becomes easier but if you are using it on a DD type of car and it is a Manual Trans it is a real pain in the *** when you are at a light/stop and you need to turn and your fighting the wheel and than you have to shift to second half way through the turn. IMO it just isn't worth it unless you go straight only
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:44 PM   #10
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all my car is is a 1/4 mile racer...it wont make it anywhere else. it breaks down for one reason or another every 15 minutes
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NEW: holley hp efi and magnafuel 750
Goal: 10s on stock longblock

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Old 11-03-2010, 03:21 AM   #11
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You can still use those flaming river racks if you have a mod motor.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:15 AM   #12
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:13 PM   #13
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How did you like the rack? I'm about to order one. Relatively simple install?
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:48 PM   #14
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really late response but the rack is nice, like the other people have said, it takes a little effort to get it turned while the car is stopped ( im on 3 inch rims, probably harder on stockers) but while moving its no different than power steering. my biggest bonus was I could remove a few pullies, tank, etc.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:39 PM   #15
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3 years old thread and the OP still answer a question, nice.
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3 years old thread and the OP still answer a question, nice.
I was thinking the same thing hahaha! Good work OP!

Flaming river makes the best manual racks, IMO. Everything I've seen and used from them has been flawless. I'm currently considering switch my '95 GT to a manual rack. Which is why this thread struck my interest to begin with.

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haha, yea ive been without a computer for some time now, had a baby and that kinda put a hold on buying things.
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best to date: 11.79 @ 110.78 mph let off at the 1000'
stock longblock
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dynoed: 400.1hp/390tq
NEW: holley hp efi and magnafuel 750
Goal: 10s on stock longblock

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Old 10-24-2013, 05:35 AM   #18
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Ive been debating switching to a manual rack as well, don't know if I wanna deal with it considering the car is driven on the street alot.
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if your only running the wheels in your sig then you would be fine. I use the standard ratio rack and theres really not much effort that has to be put into it with the skinnies.
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I usually run a 245/45/17 up front as well, prob gotta strong arm it a bit untill its rolling
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