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So I was waiting to get my power steering fluid flushed until I get a review of the job. I just got my steering fluid flushed at Honda yesterday but even before that with the work finished on my steering rack, the steering feels brand new and a little better. I feels direct and proper, but not too density that any small movement throws the car around. It is just perfect. No steering lag anymore. Originally I thought I would be able to push the boot to get to the slider off to the right but it doesn’t let you since the place where the slider bolts hook up to is stiff. You would need the special tool to get the rack apart. Instead I just nearly cut the boot to get access to the slider, and I used JB Weld to glue it back together. I’ll post some pictures of the service manual route to getting the rack off the car. I torqued everything to specs and the job wasn’t so bad. Definitely the biggest job I have done to my RSX. The next accomplishment will be an engine and transmission swap down the road.
 

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Glad to see this thread. Last night I ordered the last set of Mugen Hard PS steering rack bushings that rhdjapan had. I feel lucky on that. I already have the following parts : SHG slider, Tegiwa rack riser, oem flange bolts (12x40) PN# (90455-S5A-003), oem o-ring (11.5x1.5) PN# (53662-S5A-003) ** which are on backorder now **, K-Tuned inner tie rods, oem tie rod lock washers PN# (53536-S5A-900) and Hardrace outer tie rods PN# (8144). The Honda manual says to replace the (11.5x1.5) o-rings so I got them. My engine is out of the car so I will have it easy. I ordered all new PS steering rack bolts for looks.

I have heard mixed reviews on the K-Tuned inner tie rods online, I know two people that have them and installed them correctly and have zero problems with them on the street and road course. Also on the Hardrace website it says only use Hardrace inner tie rods with Hardrace outer tie rods. I get that, again the same two people using are using that set up - I will be the 3rd person I know to use that combo.
 

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What exactly are you hoping the Tegiwa rack riser will do for your steering geometry?
if you look at the angle of the inner tie rods after being lowered, the upward angle increases. the Tegiwa rack riser reduces the upward angle bringing the tie rods back to the oem angle, without having to use different products like inverted outer tie rods to correct the effect of lowering. ** Edit ** After watching SHG video on these rack risers, I would not trust what I just typed. Unless a shop can prove it can actually help the bump steer after testing proves it is needed.

If you choose to use this remember to replace the (11.5x1.5) O-rings PN# 53662-S5A-003 as the service manual suggests.
 

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So this gentleman is knowledgeable about our steering system. He is the creator of the SHG slider. He mentions the Tegiwa rack riser, I think it is a good watch for anyone interested about this steering products out on the market.
 

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@Adrian2781 I appreciate you posting this video. I am definitely not going to install the rack riser now. I am glad it was only $60 lol... I bought into the hype of misinformation. Again, thank for your timing and research on this video.

It is crazy that companies like J's Racing a big JDM name makes that aluminum slider, as well as others.

SHG is a trustworthy company and they do consulting for a small fee. A small price to pay for the amount of information they can help someone with. The way how they redesigned the rear suspension of the DC5 is impressive. I love to look at the pictures over and over.
 

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Is that almymknoum js racing? Isn’t it a
Different color?
I believe the one you are talking about is a one off company. The J's Racing is the same design, billet aluminum. From what the SHG video states billet aluminum is harder than cast aluminum, like how the rack is constructed. The rubbing of the harder alloy against the less hard would create destruction of the steering rack itself.
 

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@Adrian2781 I appreciate you posting this video. I am definitely not going to install the rack riser now. I am glad it was only $60 lol... I bought into the hype of misinformation. Again, thank for your timing and research on this video.

It is crazy that companies like J's Racing a big JDM name makes that aluminum slider, as well as others.

SHG is a trustworthy company and they do consulting for a small fee. A small price to pay for the amount of information they can help someone with. The way how they redesigned the rear suspension of the DC5 is impressive. I love to look at the pictures over and over.
It’s worth noting that race car parts are not always designed with longevity in mind. Race cars get torn down frequently, sometimes after even one race. That said, it does seem counter productive to use a material that would cause damage to a larger component over time when better suited materials exist. This is also not the first time I’ve heard of J’s racing producing something less than ideal.


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It’s worth noting that race car parts are not always designed with longevity in mind. Race cars get torn down frequently, sometimes after even one race. That said, it does seem counter productive to use a material that would cause damage to a larger component over time when better suited materials exist. This is also not the first time I’ve heard of J’s racing producing something less than ideal.


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I like this perspective. It makes me thing about spherical bushings and how they can put extra stress in wheel bearings. But like you said, race cars are torn down.
 

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I like this perspective. It makes me thing about spherical bushings and how they can put extra stress in wheel bearings. But like you said, race cars are torn down.
You got it. We all love race cars until we have to drive it and maintain it everyday.


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Installing the Mugen hard rack bushings is easy stuff. A Besy Clamp makes quick work out of it. The SHG slider can be installed with the rack out of the car or with the rack in the car without taking the rack apart. I removed the right side Bellows band and slide the rubber boot to the left. The slider can then be slid underneath the boot. Also adding grease is easy too.
 
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