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PostSubject: want to convert to manual steering rack   July 26th 2011, 6:46 pm

i have a 00 civic with a b18c and lsd transmission. i bought it with the swap and all the ghetto fabulous things the pervious owner did to it which i am now trying to take care of little by little. one thing was they deleted the power steering but didnt change the rack or loop the in and out on the rack so it had no fluid in it and now i think it might be shot. i would like to put in a manual steering rack.

i was wondering what all i would need to do this? any help is greatly appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: want to convert to manual steering rack   July 26th 2011, 6:55 pm

im sure i know where b17 white teggie is so you can stay with all your power steering comforts.

It isnt impossible, but it is very hard to ruin a rack and pinion on your steering. as long as there is a tiny bit of fluid in your rack you can buy plugs or pipe plugs and block the ports on your rack you have now instead of spending money on a manuel rack.
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PostSubject: Re: want to convert to manual steering rack   July 27th 2011, 4:11 pm

+1 on that^

Just think of all the other stuff that "needs" to, or can be done with the time and money you'd spend swapping in a manual rack.

I wouldn't table the idea forever. But priority wise it seems low to me. And you may find a perfect time to swap it or fix the janky line setup when you're doing another mod down the road. (like when I swapped my struts and rack at the same time)
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PostSubject: Re: want to convert to manual steering rack   July 27th 2011, 6:22 pm

The whole sub frame has to come off to get that line off and the rack seems to be clunking pretty bad so I might as well just change it out rather then take the subframe all the way off and still have a slightly ghetto mod.
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PostSubject: Re: want to convert to manual steering rack   July 28th 2011, 3:38 pm

Oh man. I didn't realize that was the "clunk." That moves it up the list a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: want to convert to manual steering rack   July 28th 2011, 5:57 pm

The rack and/or subframe from an EG should also fit in there as well. If you can't find one of those, use a power steering rack out of an EK chassis car and just loop the rack. There's a write up on HT on how to do it.

I know Louie and Dean's has a bunch of EK's with racks in them right now. They may even have an EG with manual steering. I don't think the EK hatch they had out there still has the rack in it, or even remember if it was a manual steering car. Either way, a rack out there shouldn't run you more than about $50. When I pulled one in the past, I just asked one of the guys in the yard to pick the car up using the forks on their loader and it takes all of about 6 bolts to drop the whole subframe and pull it from the steering column.

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PostSubject: Re: want to convert to manual steering rack   July 29th 2011, 10:32 am

Thanks a bunch man! If I were to find a manual rack would I need any thing else besides the rack and pinion? Like the colum?
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PostSubject: Re: want to convert to manual steering rack   July 29th 2011, 6:46 pm

No, if you find a manual rack it should bolt right in I believe. I am pretty sure the EG and EK racks are interchangable (which would mean the DC Integra ones are too, but if I am correct all DC's came with powersteering from the factory).
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PostSubject: Re: want to convert to manual steering rack   July 29th 2011, 9:29 pm

Cool thanks man. I have been comparing eg racks to ek ones and it looks like the power steering line fittings are positioned different but I'm not for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: want to convert to manual steering rack   July 29th 2011, 11:47 pm

For the EK swap with the EG subframe, you'll need:

EG or DC subframe
EG or DC steering rack
- All DC2 racks are power steering, so if you want a manual, you'll have to find one from a Dx, Cx, or Hx EG.
EG or DC2 front lower control arms
- DC and EG (Si model) FLCAs come with mounts for a front sway bar, if you want to run that make sure you get them.
DC or EG Si front sway bar (optional)

If your EK has power steering now, and you want to change to a manual steering rack, you'll need the steering rack U joint from a non PS EK. (pt# 53323-SR0-003)

Hope that helps! Let us know if you have any other questions!
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PostSubject: Re: want to convert to manual steering rack   August 12th 2011, 7:07 pm

xpoisonfreex you've been private messaged.
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