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Old 02-15-2012, 09:14 AM
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There are several people that have done this in one fashion or another and wrote about it. FM has the basic instructions. The one thing FM doesn't do, that I will be doing is having my input shaft welded.

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:59 AM
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whats the advantage there?
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Originally Posted by eppic View Post
whats the advantage there?
amazing steering feel. less weight.
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AND, no power steering pump in the way of your future awesome sauce turbo that you are still dreaming about.
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No what's the advantage of welding the input shaft that fm doesn't?
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The way a few folks have described is a more direct response. The input shaft has a spring and a little give to work with the power steering. When depowering and looking for instant turn in, you weld the shaft. Otherwise, as I understand, you will have a small amount of play and or delay.

I'm still waiting on my spare rack to begin this work or I would have better information.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:09 PM
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yep, Adam pretty much explained it all. We have a how-to on welding the input shaft btw. its by Ari, one of our sponsored drivers.
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well, i'm glad i have a parts car. one day i'll start playing.
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