The GKTECH high tensile offset steering rack conversion extenders offer 3 primary benefits; offset rack spacer moving the rack forward to eliminate steering bind on high lock setups, unique to our design these convert the tie rod thread from the uncommon M18 to a much more common M16 and they offer more steering rack travel which in turn gives more steering lock.
Offset rack spacers are a great alternative to moving the steering rack forward. Relocating the steering rack is expensive and in some cases just not possible.
This product converts what are normally an 18mm inner tie rod thread to a 16mm inner tie rod thread which is a much more common size (such as S-chassis, Skylines etc.)
In addition to converting to a more common tie rod thread this rack spacer set offers a grand total of 16mm of rack travel equating to around 12-15 degrees of extra lock without compromising on the amount of thread left in the steering rack.
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- DIY installation
- CNC machined high tensile zinc coated 4130 steel
- Nissan Z34 370z
NOTE: will not work with OEM tie rods. This product is designed to convert your car to use M16 (on the rack side) tie rods as used on Nissan Silvias, Skylines, Z33 350z etc with a 14mm outer like the ones we sell.
How does this steering rack spacer work?The steering rack spacer screws between the steering rack and your inner tie rod. It allows the steering rack to travel an extra (16mm). That extra 16mm of rack travel gives approximately 12-15 degrees more lock (assuming you have adequate clearance elsewhere)
I've installed the rack spacer and I've got a heap of toe in, what happened?After you have centred your rack (this is CRUCIAL) you will need a wheel alignment. You may also need need to either trim your inner tie rods down to counteract the length that you've just put into the length of the rack or go to an inner with more adjustment. Whether you need to trim the tie rods down depends on your setup. Do NOT trim too much off or else you'll need to get a new tie rod and only trim down once you've centered the rack. Note that the LH side has a larger spacer so it will need the most attention.