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I know that the SVT focus has a different powersteering rack than the non-svt focus. It has a different ratio for tighter/sportier steering. My question is has anyone installed a svt rack in a non-svt? Not that it is a necessary mod, unless the stock rack develops problems, just a thought...
 

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I've never heard of it but I'd imagine you could directly swap one out. I've driven a few non-SVT's and the difference seems minor probably be more trouble than it's worth.
 

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svt rack and pinion

i just swapped everything from an svt into my zx3. i changed the rack and pinion and to me it feels a whole lot more responsive. it takes so much less effort to turn and it responds much quicker. it was a direct bolt in also. the only thing i had to change was the tie rods cause they were bent.
 

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Thanks for the confirmation. I suspected it would bolt right up, just curious if anyone had done it before. Now if only my rack would fail so I would have the excuse...
 

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i didnt buy an svt cause when i got the car i couldnt afford an svt and there were none around here in lima. i had no credit only being 19 at the time and there was only one bank that would finance me and i went through a dealership to get financed. plus now its my car and i appreciate it that much more. and the fact that it is a sleeper and the only one around here like it makes it that much better. the tranny was going out the automatic was on the third one cause i drive it hard and i got the whole front end of a wrecked svt from the dash forward for a little more than a grand. makes sense if you ask me
 

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^^ fair enough. i was looking to get the st170 (same as ur svt) but they are just so much more expensive. if i could get a cheap busted up doner car that would be great but they're not easy to come by, being such a rare car here.
 

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Actually the regular ZX3 rack steers faster and tighter than the SVT.... but the SVT rack tends to give you better control and is less likely to oversteer.
 

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i thought my svt rack felt better. i dont know if there is a difference between the svt and the st 170 but mine said st170 lhd. anyways im much more happier. i think that may be due to having the extra power and doing away with the automatic
 
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