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Offline lk1ng04

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Rack n pinon bushing need help
« on: 04:18:01 PM / 08-Nov-17 »
Ok after doing some full diagnosis on my SE(v6) i found out that it is in serious need of rack n pinion mount bushings..but the problem im currently having is finding them or an aftermarket replacement..ive called nissan, autozone, oriellys, napa..still nothing i was curious if anyone had any solution or equal parts that would fit...possibly frm a 240sx..plz help..

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Re: Rack n pinon bushing need help
« Reply #1 on: 10:38:49 PM / 08-Nov-17 »
https://www.facebook.com/ExperimentalEngineering/?timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=1421605741&pnref=lhc

Hit up David Carroll. He makes solid Delrin rack bushings via Experimental Engineering. Worth every penny.

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Re: Rack n pinon bushing need help
« Reply #2 on: 02:12:40 AM / 09-Nov-17 »
Sent him a reply on a few things n hanvt heard back...so besides him does anyone know if the early 240sx bushings will fit...or and matching sets
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Re: Rack n pinon bushing need help
« Reply #3 on: 05:59:28 AM / 09-Nov-17 »
The s13 bushings don't fit. I know a guy who has them on his s12 and I remember him mentioning that the steering rack sometimes moves left and right during hard cornering, a scary experience apparently. Anyway, try reaching David Carroll, if he doesn't reply on the experimental engineering page, try his facebook profile. The stuff he produces is worth it
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Re: Rack n pinon bushing need help
« Reply #4 on: 09:12:12 PM / 09-Nov-17 »
Is there any othet option because i need something kinda like asap and i checked the fb page and doesnt look like he is active anymore.. n e other ideas
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Re: Rack n pinon bushing need help
« Reply #5 on: 10:43:12 PM / 09-Nov-17 »
found them on ebay but EXPENSIVE - sorry!

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Re: Rack n pinon bushing need help
« Reply #6 on: 05:15:33 AM / 10-Nov-17 »
I bet he's active, not long ago I saw him replying to some comment
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Re: Rack n pinon bushing need help
« Reply #7 on: 08:08:11 AM / 10-Nov-17 »
He’s very active in the Club-S12 Facebook page.

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Re: Rack n pinon bushing need help
« Reply #8 on: 05:23:29 PM / 13-Nov-17 »
I second David. He reached out to me with options for tension rod bushings and steering rack bushings. I just don't have the cash to replace mine, but it's on my growing to-do list.
93 S13 HICAS - redtop SR, FMIC, Nur-Spec catback, 12psi, untuned, 13.8@98 PARTED AND SCRAPPED
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91 S13 - redtop SR, CP 9.0 pistons, HKS 264 Step 2 cams, Eagle Rods, Fidanza valvetrain/flywheel, Spec Stg. 3+ clutch, FMIC, welded diff, custom fire wire, 14.7@107  BURNED AND GONE
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96 Sierra - 305, 2wd, Cragar D 17's, flowmaster SOLD
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Re: Rack n pinon bushing need help
« Reply #9 on: 03:07:55 PM / 14-Nov-17 »
https://www.nissanpartsdeal.com/parts-list/1988-nissan-200sx/manual-steering-gear.html?Diagram=480_B01

Don't know if this place have stock as many online place would just list parts but don't actually stock them.  I would use the actual part numbers and see if you can find something online.

-54444-01p00 - housing side
-54445-01p00 - ps side

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Re: Rack n pinon bushing need help
« Reply #10 on: 12:40:30 AM / 19-Nov-17 »
I actually found them on ebay via cross reference of oem part number with all models that it fits and bingo and also for about 35 bucks. If anyone needs em look for them for 1984-1989 300zx
Exact same part number just our 200sx wasnt as popular so searching via it makes it hard. But i got them... just need a day to install..and they are poly also  :laugh:
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Re: Rack n pinon bushing need help
« Reply #11 on: 07:54:17 AM / 19-Nov-17 »
I think I'll order some for my next project.  Thanks for the info lk1ng04!

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Re: Rack n pinon bushing need help
« Reply #12 on: 03:13:12 AM / 20-Nov-17 »
if there is an option for 2 sizes or versions get version "A" i was told its the most common size for the early models including our s12. next is getting my wheels on with tires then she is one step closer to Dec meet
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