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Old 10-19-2016, 08:13 AM   #121
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That's a damn good question, in the all the times I've had my subframe out, motor out, rack out, I never noticed there were extra mounting holes...

I just looked through some of my pictures and for what it's worth I don't think you could install a rack in the front mount holes without hitting the oil pan on a 24v e30 swap car.
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Old 12-02-2016, 01:11 PM   #122
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I drove my car for the first time with this rack. I ended up mounting it in the rear set of subframe holes. My impression is that I like it so far for a weekend toy which my car is. I can feel more of the road surface and the ratio feels good. My car weighs 2800 pounds running 225/50/15's and has M3 control arm bushings FWIW. I just did a string alignment and will recheck that later.

I wouldn't choose it for a daily driver because I'm old.
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Old 12-02-2016, 01:44 PM   #123
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I really need to do this with my car
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:43 PM   #124
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Would anyone who has installed this daily their car with this set up?
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:52 PM   #125
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Would anyone who has installed this daily their car with this set up?
Had this setup in my m30 car. I would say it was easier to steer than a depowered e30 rack but with a lot better feel. Totally daily able.

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Old 07-28-2017, 06:44 PM   #126
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Had this setup in my m30 car. I would say it was easier to steer than a depowered e30 rack but with a lot better feel. Totally daily able.

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This is good to know. I was worried since others were commenting that it is hard to park and turn the wheel when the car is stationary.
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:12 AM   #127
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I agree it can be daily'd but I think I may try a 205 vs the 225 tires I have on currently but only when they eventually wear out. The steering is so direct now that I think I noticed that I need to replace the lower spindle bearing in the column as I feel a little play in the steering whee! that I hadn't noticed before.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:32 AM   #128
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So I got my used rack today and was wondering if I got a bad unit. Its used from a wrecked car off of eBay with 100k miles. Spinning the rack by hand, it has a "notch" or a stop every full revolution of the steering shaft. Is that normal? I provided a picture to describe where the notch is every 360 rotation.

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Old 08-03-2017, 10:16 AM   #129
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Never mind, I got my answer on the R3V Facebook page..

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Old 08-05-2017, 02:48 PM   #130
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What is the answer?
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:13 PM   #131
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Has anyone installed or checked if the Z4 manual rack would clear M6x swap, is the input shaft angle/length OK compared to stock rack or z3/e36 racks?
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:35 AM   #132
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I thought I was getting some play from the column spindle bearing but what it was is that when I cut and modified the 3/4" DD rod to work with the Flaming River joints I made it a bit too short and also the holes for the securing screws were a bit too big in diameter. This allowed for a bit of play. I ended up making another DD shaft that was more precise and now the play is gone. It had nothing to do with the column.

Now having done a good amount of street driving with this setup I can say that I may swap my M3 offset CABs for some 96-99 M3 centered bushings as the extra caster from the offset bushings makes the effort a bit much for my taste.

My car is an 89 vert weekend toy that is driven almost exclusively on the street. If my car was a track car then for sure I would keep the offset bushings but I seldom even see 90 mph so I don't really need the extra caster that much.

I really like the manual rack (especially that it now has no play) but I think I will like it more with less caster.
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