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Old 04-14-2017, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default Drag Pak steering / column question

I heard somewhere / sometime, that there was a weak area in the Drag Pak Steering. I think it was in the column, but my memory is failing me....and that's nothing new.
Anybody have any input on this?
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Drag Pak steering / column question

I was referred to this thread posted by Tom Goldman on 3/12/16.


DragPak owners high steering effort problems Drag pack Challenger owners should beware of potential problems arising with the OEM steering shaft due to the high effort of the manual rack.
The lower column on a DragPak in my shop is twisted in the collapsible section of the shaft . The Knee knuckle at the top of the shaft also shows signs of twisting.
On the first DragPak I built , I eliminated this part during the build because it looked weak ,this confirms that .
Some of the NHRA tech guys are aware of the weak appearing knuckle and would like to see them replaced .
If any of you need info on how I replaced the shaft ,you can send me a PM .
Its a relatively simple fix for a potential problem.
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:57 AM   #3
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Default Re: Drag Pak steering / column question

The pic on the left looks like a production collapsible shaft for safety in an accident. I can see where they would bind in a race car perhaps. The second pic looks like a replacement most use in other builds.
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