1990 SHO Wheel Options.

Discussion in 'Gen 1 & 2 - Wheels, Tires, Interior, Body, and Cos' started by AdamITR, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Jbeck

    Jbeck I have NO IDEA what I'm doing!! Supporting Member

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    Still in build mode so right now putting her back together, she has been cut, shaped, massaged, and got a new wardrobe... she was painted by Fast and Blast in Pearland, TX... she will be a wire tucked, 3.3l SC car once completed. But for now I am just getting her running again to prove everything before another tear down to diet wiring harness.
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    ABS delete
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    1 off WORK wheels (17x7.5/17x9.5)
    Nitto NT 555 G2 (225/50/17, 275/40/17)
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    2017 Toyota TRD Calvary Blue paint
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    Having custom Y-pipe built catless
    95’ F spindles
    There is much more in pipeline but still building...
     
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    Nice. Looking forward to your progress. Interested to see the wire tuck.
     
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    did you have to roll the fenders to get those to fit, looks good
     
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    This is off topic, Jbeck, but how do you get rid of the power steering.

    I went without power steering when a line broke, and it was really difficult to steer. Can it be made to be a little less of a chore?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
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    Jbeck I have NO IDEA what I'm doing!! Supporting Member

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    Rears were a full cut, reshape, flare, and body work... it has been a two year project so far
     
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    Jbeck I have NO IDEA what I'm doing!! Supporting Member

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    I haven’t actually driven it yet without PS but I have driven one before without PS... I personally didn’t think it was to bad and actually prefer it...I deleted the actual PS pump, cut mount, looped rack and filled with royal purple synthetic PS fluid... removed all remaining components .... engine bay is so clean without all that leaking mess.... they always leak!
     
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    Keep us posted on the difficulty aspect. I found I could make a right hand turn a lot easier than a left hand turn; and I always had to have the car moving a bit, so wiggling into a parking spot was a chore when there was not much space.

    I have had plenty of cars without power steering, but of course the gearing in the box helped to make it possible, along with a huge diameter steering wheel. (62 Galaxy, no options except 406 - 4 speed)

    I agree that cleaning up the engine bay is a noble pursuit. There is no room to begin with, and every little bit helps.
     
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    Jbeck I have NO IDEA what I'm doing!! Supporting Member

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    So far just walking it back and forth in and out of the garage to let it get some sun every now and again is not difficult with steering BUT I do realize that there are still a couple hundred pounds of components to still put back in so that will definitely change as more weight is put over the front wheels...will report as it progresses.
     
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    On the opposite end of the spectrum, the 95 that I just bought a couple of weeks ago has a ZF Rack installed. It's my first SHO with the ZF and I love it! The feel and response is worth the effort. I had already started the swap in my 91+ but it's going to be a while before it's back on the road so I didn't know if it was a good idea or not. Yes, it is.
     
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    Try stuffing that battery in the trunk..... THERE is a lot of weight in the wrong place!

    If I tried the no power steering route, I would take the rack apart, get rid of any parts that increase drag and run it without fluid, somehow. Maybe grease the rack. Manually pushing that fluid from side to side still takes effort.
    Some racks have a 2.7 and others have 3.0 to one ratios, lock to lock, so that might help.
    Maybe some narrower tires on the front, too.

    I like the idea of no power steering. Especially when you are pumping 1500 psig oil to make it happen.
     
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    Paint and body done by Fast Blast in Pearland, TX....the owner Chris Revia is a top knotch guy and we have become pretty good friends over this project...it still needs to be cut and buffed but he gave me the car back and told me to finish it, get all the bumps and bruises out of the way and then bring it back to him and he will finish it and make it perfect....I will tell you, THAT is integrity!
     
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