Different turning radius with SHO?

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Deathacus

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Hey there! Got a bit of a new conundrum with my rack. Looking at the '94 service manual, it shows the number of steering wheel turns lock-to-lock for Taurus slo as 2.75, but only 2.6 for SHO. Bit weird, huh? Does that imply a different rack for SHO? I know there's a differences between VAPS and not, but wasn't VAPS also available in LX? All of the aftermarket listings I see only specify VAPS
I got a new rack recently from SHOsource, and it does seem to turn the full 2.75 (not symmetrical tho, might have a problem with internal alignment.) I just wanna make sure I got the right thing before I try to fix what I got.
 

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The racks are the same. The SHO has spacers installed to limit full rotation to prevent tire rubbing.
If the spacers are not present, and the tires do not rub, I would not me concerned.
 

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The racks are the same. The SHO has spacers installed to limit full rotation to prevent tire rubbing.
If the spacers are not present, and the tires do not rub, I would not me concerned.
So the racks are the same no matter the trim level, engine and even brand (Mercury Sable)?
 

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So the racks are the same no matter the trim level, engine and even brand (Mercury Sable)?
There are basically two racks, depending on weather the car has VAPS. I believe that was optional on some trims, so you'd need to pay attention to what you got.
SHO should be identical to any other car with VAPS, it just has a couple plastic stoppers added at the factory but piece for piece identical otherwise.
 

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There are basically two racks, depending on weather the car has VAPS. I believe that was optional on some trims, so you'd need to pay attention to what you got.
SHO should be identical to any other car with VAPS, it just has a couple plastic stoppers added at the factory but piece for piece identical otherwise.
89-92 did not have vaps
93-95 Had vaps
The racks are technically the same. Vaps was an attachment added with the same rack.
You can remove the attachment and install it to a non vaps equipped rack.
 

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89-92 did not have vaps
93-95 Had vaps
The racks are technically the same. Vaps was an attachment added with the same rack.
You can remove the attachment and install it to a non vaps equipped rack.
I see. There are better deals on the rack if i choose base Taurus or even a Sable. Good to know.
 

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I see. There are better deals on the rack if i choose base Taurus or even a Sable. Good to know.
Early Taurus/Sable racks are different. I do not remember the date of change. I would avoid 86-88 racks.
 

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Early Taurus/Sable racks are different. I do not remember the date of change. I would avoid 86-88 racks.
Well i would stick to gen 2 racks as that is the gen i have. I just noticed that there are better deals for Sable racks, even with VAPS as advertised.
 
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