HomeDashboardFAQSearchRiviera Questions & AnswersWrite-Ups IndexRegisterRelated LinksMemberlistLog in
rack and pinion vs power steering.551
Share | 
 

 rack and pinion vs power steering.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
robotennis61
Expert


Name: robotennis
Age: 53
Location: las vegas
Joined: 2007-12-17
Post Count: 5441
Merit: 137

PostSubject: rack and pinion vs power steering.   Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:44 am

is there a difference between the two?
Back to top Go down
Eldo
Addict


Name: Mark
Location: Salem, so far, Oregon...
Joined: 2009-04-09
Post Count: 2998
Merit: 100

PostSubject: Re: rack and pinion vs power steering.   Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:22 am

Yes, they mean totally different things...

-"Rack & Pinion" is the type of steering gear, regardless of power-assist. It is distinct from the traditional "recirculating-ball" steering gears that were in use on most American cars until the 90's (and Benz until just a few years ago...) That name refers to the moving ball-bearings inside a traditional steering "box" that reduced the friction and increased the load capacity. Rack & Pinion is just what it says, and what is currently in universal use, a flat toothed rack with a single pinion gear that moves it back and forth.

-Power steering means any kind of assist for either kind of steering gear, be it hydraulic recirculating-ball or electric rack & pinion...
Back to top Go down
robotennis61
Expert


Name: robotennis
Age: 53
Location: las vegas
Joined: 2007-12-17
Post Count: 5441
Merit: 137

PostSubject: Re: rack and pinion vs power steering.   Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:30 pm

got it. rack and pinion sounds less complicated to run. and sounds alot lighter....
Back to top Go down
 

rack and pinion vs power steering.

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» Power World Simulator 15.rar
» DarkLord ABUSE power??
» Power Indexer Pro Reseller Edition [NO LICENSE NEEDED]
» Rumor: MINI to Release WRC Edition Countryman?
» Power commander needed or not???

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Riviera Performance ::  :: -