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  • STEERING RACKS found! -Rebuilt and like new

    I dropped a link in another thread: https://fordfestiva.com/forums/forum...81#post1245081

    But Detroit Axle (at least for now) has both Steering Racks and Tie Rod Ends
    The racks are $162 and tie rod ends are $22 for a pair
    NO core charge
    NO shipping charge
    Shipped USPS Priority Mail

    I just got the complete set and am waiting for the tie rod ends to get here in a few days
    steerack2.jpg
    Last edited by Greywolf; 10-21-2019, 01:33 PM.
    Most people don't drive what they want at all, and never will

  • #2
    Make sure the inner tie rod ends are the correct length. I ordered one of those a year or so ago and they were longer that the ones on my Festiva.
    Seems like I just sawed them off a little a the end and was still able to thread and adjust my outer tie rod ends ok. (or I may have changed the inners for Festiva ones.. my mind is not sure.)
    Last edited by 1990new; 10-21-2019, 07:52 PM.

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    • #3
      Yeah, from what Ben at TheFestivaStore.com was telling me is that someone is building the Festiva rack with Aspire innards which is causing them to be too long. It is easy enough to just trim them like stated above.
      "The White Turd" 1993 Festiva 144k miles. (Winner of FOTM November 2016)
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      "The Rusty Banana" 1990 Yellow 5 Speed Mud Festiva (Lifted with 27" BKT Tractor Tires)(Winner of "Best Beater Award" - Madness 12 - 201

      "Papa Smurf" 1992 Blue 5 Speed Shell
      "Cracker?" (name pending) 1992 White Auto Shell (Future BP Swap)
      "Green Car..." Scrap Car that Runs?!?
      "Red Car..." Complete Scrap Car

      "El Flama Blanca" 1993 Festiva 104k miles. (Lil Brothers Car)
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzM...ew?usp=sharing

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      • #4
        Thanks for the alert. I was planning to pull the old one without removing the tie rod ends so that I could match the length until I get it aligned
        This also has me thinking about how to give it a wider stance
        Last edited by Greywolf; 10-23-2019, 05:16 PM.
        Most people don't drive what they want at all, and never will

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        • #5
          If you are trying to go wider, the Aspire LCAs are about 10mm longer if that helps any.
          "The White Turd" 1993 Festiva 144k miles. (Winner of FOTM November 2016)
          sigpic
          "The Rusty Banana" 1990 Yellow 5 Speed Mud Festiva (Lifted with 27" BKT Tractor Tires)(Winner of "Best Beater Award" - Madness 12 - 201

          "Papa Smurf" 1992 Blue 5 Speed Shell
          "Cracker?" (name pending) 1992 White Auto Shell (Future BP Swap)
          "Green Car..." Scrap Car that Runs?!?
          "Red Car..." Complete Scrap Car

          "El Flama Blanca" 1993 Festiva 104k miles. (Lil Brothers Car)
          https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzM...ew?usp=sharing

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          • #6
            That's interesting. I bet it has to have the same width of engine bay, so that points (maybe) to longer radius arms and a wider sway bar
            If true, it should widen a Festiva by some amount, and the axles from the Aspire would also be needed

            ~ My interest here is in generating a bit more tire room on the inside of the tire
            Last edited by Greywolf; 10-24-2019, 02:25 PM.
            Most people don't drive what they want at all, and never will

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            • #7
              I can't recall exactly but Aspire axles may have a different spline count than the Festiva.
              "The White Turd" 1993 Festiva 144k miles. (Winner of FOTM November 2016)
              sigpic
              "The Rusty Banana" 1990 Yellow 5 Speed Mud Festiva (Lifted with 27" BKT Tractor Tires)(Winner of "Best Beater Award" - Madness 12 - 201

              "Papa Smurf" 1992 Blue 5 Speed Shell
              "Cracker?" (name pending) 1992 White Auto Shell (Future BP Swap)
              "Green Car..." Scrap Car that Runs?!?
              "Red Car..." Complete Scrap Car

              "El Flama Blanca" 1993 Festiva 104k miles. (Lil Brothers Car)
              https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzM...ew?usp=sharing

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              • #8
                "The White Turd" 1993 Festiva 144k miles. (Winner of FOTM November 2016)
                sigpic
                "The Rusty Banana" 1990 Yellow 5 Speed Mud Festiva (Lifted with 27" BKT Tractor Tires)(Winner of "Best Beater Award" - Madness 12 - 201

                "Papa Smurf" 1992 Blue 5 Speed Shell
                "Cracker?" (name pending) 1992 White Auto Shell (Future BP Swap)
                "Green Car..." Scrap Car that Runs?!?
                "Red Car..." Complete Scrap Car

                "El Flama Blanca" 1993 Festiva 104k miles. (Lil Brothers Car)
                https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzM...ew?usp=sharing

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                • #9
                  Nevermind they have the same spline count.
                  "The White Turd" 1993 Festiva 144k miles. (Winner of FOTM November 2016)
                  sigpic
                  "The Rusty Banana" 1990 Yellow 5 Speed Mud Festiva (Lifted with 27" BKT Tractor Tires)(Winner of "Best Beater Award" - Madness 12 - 201

                  "Papa Smurf" 1992 Blue 5 Speed Shell
                  "Cracker?" (name pending) 1992 White Auto Shell (Future BP Swap)
                  "Green Car..." Scrap Car that Runs?!?
                  "Red Car..." Complete Scrap Car

                  "El Flama Blanca" 1993 Festiva 104k miles. (Lil Brothers Car)
                  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzM...ew?usp=sharing

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                  • #10
                    It looks like the only ones that have a useful width advantage are the 323f

                    But are fiestas wider? I saw nothing about them
                    Last edited by Greywolf; 10-25-2019, 07:52 AM.
                    Most people don't drive what they want at all, and never will

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                    • #11
                      Can someone tell me what the suffixes E,F and G are referring to in the chart about axle spline counts?
                      Thanks - Bruce
                      Last edited by Brewsman; 05-09-2020, 01:22 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Transmission type. the festiva and aspire came with an e series transmission, this is the weakest transmission that bolts to a mazda b series engine. The g is the strongest and f is right in between. Hope that helps.

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