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    New steering rack: DMC or PJ Grady? Same?

    Is one somehow better than the other?
    And where do you get the vibration absorbing u joint?
    my goal is to take out the slop and make the steering as responsive as tight as possible.
    thanks in advance
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    I had mine replaced at DMCMW last year and so far, so good. I haven't driven one with the Grady one to compare it to, but it seems perfectly fine. I haven't had any problems with it.

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    Rob's steering racks are refurbished originals. He uses better components than what the originals had. The ones from DMC are brand new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris 16409 View Post
    Rob's steering racks are refurbished originals. He uses better components than what the originals had. The ones from DMC are brand new.
    We prefer reconditioned racks for a number of reasons all of which can be found on our website description of the product. We have been reconditioning racks in house for over twenty five years and have found them to last longer than NOS or reproduction racks.
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    Another option, though pricey, is to get an electric steering rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    Another option, though pricey, is to get an electric steering rack.
    From where?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick C View Post
    From where?
    DeLorean Europe is at least one place to get a power steering kit/rack:

    LINK: delorean.eu pwr steering
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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    Another option, though pricey, is to get an electric steering rack.
    I think most electric steering is just a servo attached to the steering column. There is a lot of electronics to control that servo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ Grady Inc. View Post
    We prefer reconditioned racks for a number of reasons all of which can be found on our website description of the product. We have been reconditioning racks in house for over twenty five years and have found them to last longer than NOS or reproduction racks.
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    1. So its 395 + 250 - 250 once old rack sent in?
    2. Can I get the absorbing ujoint by itself? Column seems fine
    3. Does your rack take all the looseness out of the steering so it's tight? ( as long as it's my current rack responsible for the looseness. Which seems to be.

    Thanks
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    New steering rack: DMC or PJ Grady? Same?

    2. No, it requires complete replacement of the steering upper and lower u-joint assemblies with intermediate shaft.

    3. Yes, within the rack and tie rod ends only, Not the U-joints though. If they have play, they would need replacement too.



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