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Recirculating Ball vs. Rack and Pinion

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Canuckoma, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Oct 16, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    Canuckoma

    Canuckoma [OP] Cunuckoma 98 - 425,000 Miles

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    Why did toyota quit putting steering boxes on their trucks? It seems the rack and pinion could very well be the weakest part of the truck.
     
  2. Oct 16, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Weakest part? Please explain.....I haven't seen too many people complaining about their steering. People complain more about their transmissions lurching & their clutches failing.....
     
  3. Oct 17, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    JDCPA

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    Rack and pinion is a lot more precise than reciculating ball steering and also provides a whole bunch more feel and control. The rack and pinion gear is at least as strong as the reciculating ball if not stronger and is much less likely to need maintenance over the life of the truck.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    What they said ^^^^^
     
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