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Author Topic:   Steering on a Toyota Celica
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted August 31, 2003 08:49 AM  
My son wants to get a Toyota Celica mini stock to run on a dirt quartermile. He has been told to look for rack and pinion steering and not to buy a car with a steering box. Does anybody know the reasoning behind this?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted August 31, 2003 09:43 PM  
I am running a 83 celica with rack and pinion and it works great! I took off the PS pump and running it without it so it is a little harder to handle at low speeds off the track... but otherwise, I love it!

USAUS Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted September 01, 2003 08:09 AM  
I assume that the main reason would be the power robbed by the power steering system. We ran a Dodge Colt without power steering all year with no problems. The car I'm about tobuild up for ministock is so old (69) it never had power steering.

A Racers do it in the dirt.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted September 28, 2003 11:50 AM  
Rack and pinion steering is a lot easier to set up and has a lot less parts to cause problems. Have run both and the rack and pinion is by far the best way to go.

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