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strokerace45
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted January 10, 2005 10:53 AM  
Has anybody had any experience with a steer quickener? How do you install it? Thanks!

doubletrouble racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted January 20, 2005 09:56 PM  
We are about to install one on our car its suppose to be the diffrence between night and day.Everybody eles in all classes are running them...lots less work driveing car.

Coleman makes on with shaft on on end the shaft is where your steering wheel goes(cut to size) the other gear end(spline) conects to small u-joint ($50) then to steering rod that conects to steering box.The quick steer mounts right up to dash where most guys mount there heim and nut that hold steering rod.

There are new mico units out now that dont take up alot of room and LOOKS reak easy to mount its the cost thats got me procrastinating....160 BUCKS

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hobby10k
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 226
posted January 21, 2005 12:04 AM  
I have a coleman, and I tell you I would not race without a quickener.
They are pretty easy to install, and you can get them pretty cheap on ebay.
But you'll haft to get used to it, cause when I first went out with one I was all over the place!(totally forgot about the quickner)

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sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted January 23, 2005 12:35 AM  
the new quick steers are awesome, they are 1/3 the size, good tight fit and feel, and are definately strong. they are also cheaper then the old style..only 129.00 and you can also get one with a long shaft for steering wheel that will save you another 45.00..

El Santo
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted January 23, 2005 01:17 AM  
If you hurry Midwest Motorsports has the little quick steer on sale for $109.95 until Jan. 31st.

doubletrouble racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted January 23, 2005 06:00 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by sc1 racing:
the new quick steers are awesome, they are 1/3 the size, good tight fit and feel, and are definately strong. they are also cheaper then the old style..only 129.00 and you can also get one with a long shaft for steering wheel that will save you another 45.00..

Thats a good price on quick steer where r u finding these,need the one with the shaft on the end.You said they are around 80 bucks?? Please turn me on to these quick!!!!!!!!!!

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El Santo
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted January 23, 2005 09:05 PM  
Hey Doubletrouble try Day Motorsports they have the long shaft Coleman mini quick steer for $159.99, OR I have a friend of mine in the Houston area that can hook you up on one, just PM me and I'll give you his number.

odb93
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 537
posted January 26, 2005 11:35 AM  
Or you could just run a box with a faster ratio.
If you do that, you spend less money total and you have less front end weight. And you don't have to cut your existing steering shaft.

[This message has been edited by odb93 (edited January 26, 2005).]

Xtreme12x
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted January 26, 2005 12:43 PM  
The Quick Steer boxes MIGHT weigh 3 pounds. They help all around. Just have to get used to it if your used to a stock box. I don't care how fast you can make your stock box it'll never be as fast as with a quickener. My Mod, with quickener fron wheels pointed straight up to completely countersteered is half a turn, and vice versa.

sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted January 26, 2005 03:17 PM  
not to mention tearing you steering box up and trying to find another..get a quick steer. you will never drive without it again..exspecially if you run a tight or dry slick track...

ssymmonds
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted January 28, 2005 12:06 PM  
what ratio is anyone running , I have a 2.25 turn lock to lock gear box do you think I should put one on

racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted January 29, 2005 02:45 AM  
I have a new quick steer that I never put in. Since I run a bigger track than most, some of the guys that I race against don't use them either. My question is, once you guys put one in, how many times did you OVER STEER trying to miss some jerk who just spun in front of you and you ended up in the in-field or worse, into a wall? I'm not bashing here, just seriously thinking of putting the thing on this year and am curious.

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racin78p
if it ain't fun, then don't run

waltonjr1
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 516
posted January 29, 2005 07:51 AM  
Put it in, you wont be sorry. I would not race without again. It lets you react alot quicker.


racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted January 29, 2005 11:01 AM  
Okay, you guys sold me. And I can be a very hard sell. Thanks waltonjr1 and the words of wisdom from racer17j!!! I knew at least one person had put 'er into something they didn't intend to, like a wall. Laughin with you racer17j, cause I can see me doing the same thing this season! Get too excited and crank her too fast/too far and bingo back to square one re-building the car again. I can HONESTLY say that all the major damage to my car as to this date has been from other racers spinning in front of me (and no where to go), turning into me or you name it. I haven't had my first "it's my fault and I'm sorry buddy" speech yet and the steering quickner I figure might be the dooms-day device that leads me there. Too paranoid I guess! Thanks guys. Race on.

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racin78p
if it ain't fun, then don't run

sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted January 29, 2005 10:15 PM  
the key to quick steer is smoothness..if your not smooth really dont need to be on a track anyway. as far as telling the differance you cant under race conditions, your just not as worn out after the race. and if they do spin out in front off you you can miss them with one hand on the wheel, rather than 2 without quick steer..if rules allow it get it.....

doubletrouble racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted January 30, 2005 01:29 AM  
Stil looking for a 'cheap' quick steer.....
If you guys dont like them or afraid of making the change we will take them off your hands for you.

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racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted January 30, 2005 04:22 AM  
Nice try doubletrouble!!

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racin78p
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Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted January 30, 2005 11:13 AM  
OK I have an old style one I'll let you have for $60. It works like new..1.5 ratio...I bought it from someone on here and never used it. PM me if you want it.

Istock66
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posted January 30, 2005 01:15 PM           send a private message to Eljojo   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I run a 14-1 box, which is basically 2 turns lock to lock.

I also run a 2-1 quickener, and would actually like it even a little quicker.

As a ex pavement racer I wondered if I would want a quickener, and am very glad I put it in I cant imagine racing on dirt without it!!

maybe Im still to eratic of a driver Im a pavement convert and put my car in any place theres almost enough room for it.

doubletrouble racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted January 30, 2005 09:04 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by Eljojo:
OK I have an old style one I'll let you have for $60. It works like new..1.5 ratio...I bought it from someone on here and never used it. PM me if you want it.

OLD STYLE......chain?
I heard they are only making the micro ones know so not sure what 'old stly' you are talking about...and is it the one with a shaft on the end or does it have two spline ends?

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odb93
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 537
posted January 31, 2005 11:07 AM  
If you use a quickner, and you are trying to turn the car when it has died or will not run, you will really have to get some muscle on the wheel.

I think it is the radial tuned suspension from a trans am or camero that every one runs as opposed to the quick steer. You install it in stock location. This is a bolt on install. No need to open the box.

This is the direction I am going in this year. I will let you know how it turns out.

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted January 31, 2005 05:43 PM  
The quickener I have is about 4 inches long, about 3 inches high, and about 2 inches thick. It has a shaft about 6 inches long on one side and a shaft directly in line with it on the other about 3 inches long. Both the shafts are smooth (no splines). It's in an aluminum housing that requires two bolts to mount. It turns smooth as silk. I never said it was a mini...just an oldie and a goodie!

petordragon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted January 31, 2005 06:29 PM  
what year model camero or firbird steering box would fit a metrick malibu? Can not run quick steer in my class.

dirty58
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted February 06, 2005 02:47 PM  
would not run without one but pratice so you will not oversteer

wrenchturner10
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted February 06, 2005 05:57 PM  
Look for a box with "Z" on the top it is a 2 turn post to post. that is the box we run plus we're putting a 2:1 quickener on the car this year.

odb93
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 537
posted February 08, 2005 08:24 PM  
Do a search for z-28 in the parts mart section. 17dracing started the post. Right now it is on page 2 at the top.

I was told there was a factory box that was 1 3/4 turns lock to lock that came out on camaros or firebirds with "radial tuned" package. However after doing a little homework, I discovered that the fastest factory box came out on a vette. I do not know any specifics. However it was a 2 turn lock to lock.

The second quickest was a camaro. 2.5 turns lock to lock.

So, I think I will give up my quest to save nose weight and buy the quick steer. Howe has a brand new design that is very compact and light.

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Originally posted by petordragon:
what year model camero or firbird steering box would fit a metrick malibu? Can not run quick steer in my class.


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