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Martin
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10/02/2005
16:37:25

Subject: Manual Rack & pinion For Gen II?
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Does anybody know if any 2wd gen II dakotas came with manual rack and pinion steering? Or if the gen 1 did and it would fit in a gen II?

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10/02/2005
23:42:44

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I am guessing that you're trying to save weight, and/or trying to free up some HP.

You can use the stock power rack. Remove the lines, and replace the with a cap. Be sure adrill a very small hole in the cap to allow air to move in and out.

Of course, this hole may be a problem of you drive in the rain/mud/water a lot. Then you can put a nipple on the cap, and run a vacume line up under the hood and connect it to a small filter, just like on a front differential.




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10/03/2005
00:34:46

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Except you'd be dripping fluid every time you turned and you would leave puddles where you park and it would go dry and start rusting and making noise and would be harder to turn and make your arms sore and maybe you would wreck your truck so you probably better not do it.



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10/03/2005
08:47:43

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im also interested. would be a good mod.



Martin
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10/03/2005
17:03:21

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No I just don't want to cut the lines off and cap them. I knew I should of stated that first thing.

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E 101
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10/03/2005
18:28:14

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"I knew I should of stated that first thing."

No you moron. It's:
I knew I should have stated that first thing.



intensedak39
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10/03/2005
20:37:30

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a power steering rack without the pump is a whole lot harder to turn than a manual rack.. i konw, i did what .boB said to do... but us genIII's dont have a manual rack option, so i did what i had to.



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10/03/2005
21:02:36

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Greg = Wimp

Just don't turn while sitting dead still, get some motion and then start turning if you must turn.

Heidts has some great manual units that will bolt right on in place of the stock power units.
Heidts Steering Components

Their base manual rack and pinion set up will bolt right in place of the Dakota Power Unit.

I'm an Authorized Heidts Dealer here in South Texas.

Later,



intensedak39
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10/03/2005
21:06:17

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lynn

yeah yeah i know i am a wimp.. but i havent had power steering in two years!! haha!!






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10/04/2005
00:25:10

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Hmm. Thanks for the link. I'll keep that in mind when I need that Rack and Pinion for my Duster later one :p



Martin
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10/04/2005
09:48:41

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Thanks Old Fool I will keep Heidts in mind when its time to do the swap.
E 101 this is a Dakota forum not a grammar forum.


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intensedak39
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10/04/2005
14:26:14

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Don't worry martin, E101 needs to work on his punctuation.



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2/21/2021
12:04:14

RE: Manual Rack & pinion For Gen II?
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I have a 99 dakota 2wd that had 3.9 v-6 in it, i
built it into a 2wd pull truck and with the v-8
motor sitting as far forward as i can get it i am
looking to see if i can get manual rack n pinion
to replace the original power one with hoses
capped, with motor sitting over front it can only
be turned when in motion, so far all i can find
is power replacements.



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