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    Shorter billet steering arms! Escort mk1/2 Capri

    Hi guys and girls!

    Just thought I’d post about the billet short steering arms I have started producing and selling.
    These fit Mk1/2 escort and Capri with the removable style steering arms. They are 25mm shorter than standard with standard Ackerman. Made from 7075 T6 Aluminium they’re a whole lot lighter and better looking than the standard items. They fit the non RS2000 track rod end.

    I will be developing more parts for these Old Ford’s to bring the suspension up to date! Keep your eyes peeled on our socials @Don ut_motorsport on instagram and Facebook.

    The steering arms are available to buy at our website www.donutmotorsport.co.uk
    at 185.00 incl. tax.

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    Last edited by Miniliteman; 09-11-2023 at 14:49.

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    Re: Shorter billet steering arms! Escort mk1/2 Capri

    May seem like a dumb question but whats the benefit of using a shorter steering arm?

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    Re: Shorter billet steering arms! Escort mk1/2 Capri

    Quote Originally Posted by trickyturbo View Post
    May seem like a dumb question but whats the benefit of using a shorter steering arm?
    it increases the amount of steering lock, mainly required for drifting

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    Re: Shorter billet steering arms! Escort mk1/2 Capri

    Looks well made.
    Another dumb question. The steering will of course remain the same amount of turns lock-to-lock, but if the arms are 25mm shorter, will this also give the feel of a quicker rack?

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    Re: Shorter billet steering arms! Escort mk1/2 Capri

    Quote Originally Posted by beeRS View Post
    Looks well made.
    Another dumb question. The steering will of course remain the same amount of turns lock-to-lock, but if the arms are 25mm shorter, will this also give the feel of a quicker rack?
    Yes.
    But before you fit these make sure the wheel/tyre doesn't foul the arch and/or any suspension component at full lock.
    Last edited by Miniliteman; 06-01-2024 at 15:19.

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    Re: Shorter billet steering arms! Escort mk1/2 Capri

    Quote Originally Posted by Miniliteman View Post
    Yes.
    But before you fit these make sure the wheel/tyre doesn't foul the arch and/or any suspension component at full lock.
    Surely these will make the steering feel heavier than an Escort already is unless it’s fitted with power steering.

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    Re: Shorter billet steering arms! Escort mk1/2 Capri

    Quote Originally Posted by Forest_rallying View Post
    Surely these will make the steering feel heavier than an Escort already is unless it’s fitted with power steering.
    As does a quick rack, so the effect will be similar. But used in the application for which they are designed ie. drifting. the caster and / or camber geometries are often radically changed, so nothing like stock handling.

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    Re: Shorter billet steering arms! Escort mk1/2 Capri

    Quote Originally Posted by katana View Post
    As does a quick rack, so the effect will be similar. But used in the application for which they are designed ie. drifting. the caster and / or camber geometries are often radically changed, so nothing like stock handling.
    No doubt these arms are used in conjunction with a quick rack by the drifting fraternity. The quality looks good but I won’t be rushing out a buying a pair for my car. I have never been a lover off steering arms that are too strong, in the event of an off something has to absorb the impact, better to bend a steering arm than damage the steering rack.

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