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Old 09-03-2002, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jspecracer7' date='Sep 3 2002, 11:06 AM
I removed my P/S and just looped the lines together with some steel braided hose.



I've looked into getting a manual rack for my FD. It looks like a manual rack from an FC will work. The only thing that will need to get modified is the rack MOUNTS since they're different on the FD. Won't be too hard though...nothing like a welder and grinder to fix stuff
you may have to use the steering shaft from the fc too. i know a few people have looked into this but nobody has actually done it yet



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Originally Posted by j9fd3s' date='Sep 4 2002, 04:56 AM
[quote name='jspecracer7' date='Sep 3 2002, 11:06 AM']I removed my P/S and just looped the lines together with some steel braided hose.



I've looked into getting a manual rack for my FD. It looks like a manual rack from an FC will work. The only thing that will need to get modified is the rack MOUNTS since they're different on the FD. Won't be too hard though...nothing like a welder and grinder to fix stuff
you may have to use the steering shaft from the fc too. i know a few people have looked into this but nobody has actually done it yet



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Thanks for the tip Mike. I'll remember to check that out.
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I really dont think that you have to do this. I would assume it to be a waste of time.



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Originally Posted by Dont_Be_A_Rikki' date='Sep 4 2002, 09:11 PM
I really dont think that you have to do this. I would assume it to be a waste of time.



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Originally Posted by Dont_Be_A_Rikki' date='Sep 3 2002, 07:00 PM
It is now self contained. There is no maintaining what so ever.



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Or do I misunderstand you?
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Im concerned as it wasnt meant to be a self contained system...

not sure if just plugging up the ports will do the trick as i would assume

that certain areas that requires lubrication wouldnt be without the pump circulating it...

im afraid of losin a seal or .....

fear is longevity

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how long have you had to do without the ps ?
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Well myself have had it done for about 3 months and my freind brian did it over a year ago and we both have no problems. You will be fine trust me.



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Originally Posted by Dont_Be_A_Rikki' date='Sep 4 2002, 07:03 AM
Well myself have had it done for about 3 months and my freind brian did it over a year ago and we both have no problems. You will be fine trust me.



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gene did his like 3 years ago, and it's fine. he even has 275-17's up front



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damn...those are some BIG tires up front...I bet he brakes GREAT!
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Originally Posted by jspecracer7' date='Sep 4 2002, 07:59 AM
damn...those are some BIG tires up front...I bet he brakes GREAT!
yah, the car stops, but it doesn't handle that great



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Originally Posted by j9fd3s' date='Sep 5 2002, 01:41 AM
[quote name='jspecracer7' date='Sep 4 2002, 07:59 AM']damn...those are some BIG tires up front...I bet he brakes GREAT!
yah, the car stops, but it doesn't handle that great



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I bet he feels EVERY bump in the road. I could tell the difference going from 215 to 235...
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