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Old 05-08-2018, 12:58 AM
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I was wondering where I should get a new rack and pinion from and if you guys have any inspirational pics of power steering coolers. I would like to add a power steering cooler but I'm not sure how I want to run the lines, where to mount it, or if its even worth it. I have a cooler already that I bought from autozone that is about 7'' long and 3'' wide. I don't feel like this small cooler would even do much but I don't know. I have an 84 vette.


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I was wondering where I should get a new rack and pinion from and if you guys have any inspirational pics of power steering coolers. I would like to add a power steering cooler but I'm not sure how I want to run the lines, where to mount it, or if its even worth it. I have a cooler already that I bought from autozone that is about 7'' long and 3'' wide. I don't feel like this small cooler would even do much but I don't know. I have an 84 vette.


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I'm just replying to the power steering cooler piece of your post. With respect to said cooler, I'm completely ignorant as to why you think you need one. As my user name might imply, I have owned many cars and trucks - sedans, wagons, sports cars, hot rods, strip car, pickups, SUV's, a lot of heavy use and heavy towing. I never added a power steering fluid cooler to any. If I needed one, I didn't know it. So please let me know how you know you need one.
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Well I have auto crossed my car in the past and after a hard run it becomes very hard to turn at low rmp and it will whine. I'm sure a new rack&pinion and pump will help with this but I know cooler fluid helps to preserve the life of components. It isn't so much as a need as a want.
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There is a performance PS pump made for just this purpose. Cooler not required.
The brand name escapes me right now.
But I'm sure there's a few guys here that will chime in with their brilliance.

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I'm just replying to the power steering cooler piece of your post. With respect to said cooler, I'm completely ignorant as to why you think you need one. As my user name might imply, I have owned many cars and trucks - sedans, wagons, sports cars, hot rods, strip car, pickups, SUV's, a lot of heavy use and heavy towing. I never added a power steering fluid cooler to any. If I needed one, I didn't know it. So please let me know how you know you need one.
My F350 has a stock power steering cooler, right down by the front licence plate holder. They do exist, and since bad things happen when fog light mods are done to block the air passages to it on our trucks, yes they are effective (99-03 7.3L models if you are curious)

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My F350 has a stock power steering cooler, right down by the front licence plate holder. They do exist, and since bad things happen when fog light mods are done to block the air passages to it on our trucks, yes they are effective (99-03 7.3L models if you are curious)
Yes, I'm curious. Thanks to those who replied. Didn't know. Never had one.
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I just would like to add one just because. Do you guys know of a good site to order a new rack and pinion from?
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The Z51 option includes a power steering cooler - mine has it. I'm not sure if you could find this part, or even if it will fit a non-Z51 car.
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Well I have auto crossed my car in the past and after a hard run it becomes very hard to turn at low rmp and it will whine. I'm sure a new rack&pinion and pump will help with this but I know cooler fluid helps to preserve the life of components. It isn't so much as a need as a want.
A cooler will help, but it won't solve all of your issues. We can rebuild and upgrade your pump to reduce horsepower consumption, reduce fluid temperature, and have higher pressure to handle the higher wheel loads that track use produces. We can also rebuild your rack and pinion and return it to like new condition.

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The Z51 option includes a power steering cooler - mine has it. I'm not sure if you could find this part, or even if it will fit a non-Z51 car.
I found in a junkyard an '87 Z51 after cash-for-clunkers a few years back. I pulled the PS cooler and all the lines, clips, bolts,etc. It was a complete bolt on deal to my '86L (no surprise there). All the holes were drilled already. Prior to the cooler, i had replaced, fluid with synthetic, PS pump, and rack & pinion. Post cooler install, nothing but fluid change every year or so. I drag race my car at an 1/8th mile track pretty regularly. I highly recommend a cooler.
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Thank you, do you have any pics of where the cooler is located and how the lines are ran?
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