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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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A Must when installing a Gear One steering rack

Was out at Pismo last week and seen a Gear One Rack torn right off the mounting plate. (bolts pulled from the welded nuts on mounting plate).

What we found was the 4 stock bolts that hold the rack are too short, if you look at the mounting plate that the rack bolts to there are welded nuts on the back side and when you re-use the stock rack mounting bolts you will see they are only threaded half way into the nuts.

So be sure to look at this when installing the Gear One rack; I suggest you get at least a inch longer bolts.

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good to know,

Hey bruce can you PM the info for the red tie rods?

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good to know,

Hey bruce can you PM the info for the red tie rods?

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that is real good advice but i would go 1/2 inch longer and install nylocks iv just finsh the fix on mine the nuts that are welded on are verry weak and strip easly and now onto the weak ass HCR spindels 899.00 for weak crap!!!and the worst suport and service

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that is real good advice but i would go 1/2 inch longer and install nylocks iv just finsh the fix on mine the nuts that are welded on are verry weak and strip easly and now onto the weak ass HCR spindels 899.00 for weak crap!!!and the worst suport and service

Whats up with HCR ? thought you had this fixed already

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iv been looking for that post so i can unload now

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I ran into a similar problem. I had two of the bolts fall out completely, and the other two where very loose. This was during the Soboba Gran Prix race. And I felt something was wrong half way through, but keep going. Good thing it never actually fell out completely, or broke the box. Im definetaly getting longer bolts and nylocs, but I did have a question.

Would it be better to grind those welded on nuts off completely, and just do new bolts with nylocs? Or would it be better to get longer bolts, and keep the stock nuts and then add nylocs to double up the nuts?

I was afraid that without using the welded on nuts, the box may be able to shift side to side a little and possibly hog out the holes eventually...
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