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Old 11-13-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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Confused. 93 SE with FE1. autoparts store says I can have either a 2-port or 3-port rack. How do I know? I am confused, because I have another 93 SE with F41, but no one can tell me if that rack is a 2 port or 3 port, but it looks identical to the rack in the FE1, so if I knew how many ports that has, I could tell them how many prots I have. To make matters worse, I called my GM dealer with the VIN from the FE1 car, they give me a GM part number that crosses to the firm ride rack, or F41. So someone is all messed up here. Last, how many turns of the steering wheel from lock to lock for both the FE1 & F41?? Both my cars are the same. Makes me think something isn't original, or, since the dealer tells me the FE1 car has firm ride rack, that something is goofy from the factory. Please help. Thanks
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the FE1 is the softer rack, and you may or may not have the T2V

i believe that the FE2 and the F41 should have the T2V and also have a firmer feel than the FE1

you need to see if you have the T2V or not....

i have no idea about ports and such.....

the FE2 rack is much more expensive than the more common FE1 rack
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I will backtrack a bit. I am the guy making 2 bonnevilles into One, with nearly identical cars except one car has the F41 and the other FE1. I will be using the chassis with the F41, which has T2V, but that rack is leaking like a stuck pig. I'd like to use the rack from the FE1, I'm not into this for performance, in fact, I am using the soft springs from the FE1 car. Is there any reason why I can't use a FE1 rack, which was new not too long ago, with the T2V power steering pump? And again, both racks have the same amount of steering wheel turns from lock to lock (from the FE1 car and the F41 car) so I don't know which rack is correct, and which rack is wrong for the particular car, I know they should not be the same, as the F41 is suppose to be a quicker ratio. Please reply. Thanks.
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you should be able to use the FE1 with the T2V.......in the later years the T2V could be had with a FE1 rack. The Assist is delt with in the PS pump, as that is where the electrical connection is...

you can use that FE1 rack out of the other car with out a problem.....and you are aware of the performance differences
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Wow. Troy, I own two L67 Bonnevilles with FE2 suspension. One with the softer rack (let'* not call it an FE2 rack, because that is highly inaccurate). The SSEi rack is MUCH nicer than the SLE rack. Totally different driving experience, even on the freeway. The SSEi uses very little effort and WANTS to track straight on it'* own. The SLE feels as if it needs more steering input. You may get used to it, but I never will.
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Yes, I understand the push for the performance stuff, and I understand the surprise at the fact that I don't care to go that route. Been driving that SE with FE1 since it came off the showroom floor, I like it, and I've never been into performance. To each his own, right? Anyway, again, the FE1 has been in my family since December of '92, and the F41 car I bought because it was a rust free car, and both cars have the same number of turns of the steering wheel from lock to lock. I know for a fact that the FE1 car has the original rack, but I have no idea on the F41 car. The dealer, via the VIN, told me the FE1 car is to have GM part number 26044823 rack, which crosses to the stiff ride rack, which makes me wonder what rack is really in that car from the factory. The F41 car, well, who knows what'* in there. So, I would really like someone to tell me how many turns lock to lock each rack has. I'd hate to get a new rack that was different from what I am accustomed to, especially if I downgraded and didn't even realize it. Thanks.
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