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Rack relocation/ modified crossmember
« on: July 22, 2018, 11:55:03 AM »
Hi SDU. This one is for anyone whose in increasing steering lock in their R or S chassis.

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Re: Rack relocation/ modified crossmember
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 12:06:03 PM »
One reason you may want to relocate your steer rack is to stop your tie rods over centering after installing shortened / modified knuckles

And I'm one of the ones who believe relocating the rack forward is a much safer option than using the offset  rack spacers.




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Re: Rack relocation/ modified crossmember
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 12:11:03 PM »


With the crossmember removed, I've marked it like so.



Now where ready to cut, remove and move the racks mounting points 25mm forward

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Re: Rack relocation/ modified crossmember
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 12:16:03 PM »


1st half of the cutting process done. Next step is to remove the 25mm gap I've marked, sit together and trace and trim accordingly.


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Re: Rack relocation/ modified crossmember
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2018, 12:21:07 PM »
Now to fire up the old trusty mig. You can use whatever welding method you want. I only have access to a mig. Also don't forget to clean the paint off the welding area. Because that can infect and make your welds look disgusting.


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Re: Rack relocation/ modified crossmember
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2018, 12:24:23 PM »
With it all square and tacked up. Lay as nice a weld as you can on the top side and bottom side.


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Re: Rack relocation/ modified crossmember
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2018, 12:25:24 PM »
Here's underneath

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Re: Rack relocation/ modified crossmember
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2018, 12:28:06 PM »
Also it helps to weld in plates on each side to fill in the big gap left from moving the rack forward helping to gain back any rigidity lost.



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Re: Rack relocation/ modified crossmember
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2018, 12:30:55 PM »
Prep with red scotch then paint before reinstallation



I hope this all makes sense. And I hope you enjoyed this how to thread.
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Re: Rack relocation/ modified crossmember
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2018, 08:58:38 AM »
awesome tutorial. question, is this modification road legal/certifiable? and what knuckles would be your recommended if you wanted street legal?
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Re: Rack relocation/ modified crossmember
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2018, 06:07:54 PM »
Thanks. I'm not sure if any cut/ weld suspension components can be certed. Saying that, Gktech has a full bolt in knuckle. Not cut and shut. But there are certain guidelines about altering suspension geometry in the cert process, I'm sure. But for me, drift knuckle set up / angle mods is a track only mod.