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    Im with you.

    If there bolt on arms,its fairly easy to make a new shorter set. Ross.never thought of machining down the ends.thwts a nice little trick.
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    Some racks have enough meat on them in that area Wayne.

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    Had a good look but i forgot my phone this morning.Its on a Falcon
    I pulled back the gators and its a one piece unit that comes out of the end of the housing.A mate said that if its a two piece you can put 10/15mm shims in to get a better turning circle. The threaded arms with the ball joints go into a ball and socket at the end of the one piece unit i've just mentioned.
    I'm a fair way from the (turning) bumpstops on full lock so not sure what can be done
    here is a photo of the rack installed for reference

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    Take a pic with the boot off the rack......the rack body is the limiting factor as the drumsticks bottom out into it.
    I would suggest that you need to machine them to get more inwards travel but will wait for more pics.
    I assume it's a manual rack not PAS?

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    It sounds like the rack design is similar the an MGB where the end detail of the solid section of the rack is not easily changed in length. To increase the movement of the solid section, the casing of the rack would need to be opened out to allow the ball at the end of the drum sticks to enter further into the outer casing. The limiting factor could be the length of the toothed part of the solid section and in most cases the rack movement will be no more than about 10mm beyond when the normal stops act on the outer housing. Will 10mm extra give you a decent turning circle?

    Personally I would look for a different rack and whilst doing that find a rack with a solid section of the correct length to minimise bump steer.

    As stated earlier, shorter steering arms on the uprights will give more lock but the steering will get slightly heavier.

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