I found a rack & pinion steering conversion on Car I. D. .com and was wondering if anyone has installed one and what if any problems you had. My El Camino is a 1985 with stock steering/front end suspension.
Thanks for the advice. Will Jegs or Summit have this or maybe Eckler's ?You would be better off installing a new Lee 14:1 800 Series box with a 30 pound valve.. Then swap out the upper control arms for a set of SPC adjustables from SC&C. They install custom made .9 tall Howe ball joints in those arms. Makes a very big difference. I highly recommend going all the way and getting the Stage III package. But it will take some time. Best to order six or seven months ahead of time...
From what I understand its best to install the whole sub frame that was designed for the rack.. After all the issues are in the suspension not the linkage..
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I had good luck with UMI suspension. They are available from UMI Jegs or Summit.
I am wondering from the perspective of a lack of knowledge about the rack and pinion system . Is the steering on the 5 th Gen in need of this system or is it some type of performance upgrade ? I see where this is done to older vehicles with older technology/parts and curious as I have not seen other 5 th Gen with it . Would enjoy seeing your install if it is done . Thanks for the info .I found a rack & pinion steering conversion on Car I. D. .com and was wondering if anyone has installed one and what if any problems you had. My El Camino is a 1985 with stock steering/front end suspension.