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Steering rack differences Legacy Outback vs Legacy


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#1 igammie

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:52 AM

Anyone know if I can use a steering rack from a Legacy Outback (96) in a Legacy (97).

 

I have no idea if there is a difference, I just replaced the rack with a second hand one, which is now leaking.  They Legacy OB is the only rack in this area.

 

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#2 swootton

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:27 AM

My parts catalog shows them as different. I think it's only a gear ratio change.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:31 AM

The Scrap yard told me they were different; from memory I thought they were both 3.2 lock to lock wasn't too sure about the Wheel base but know that the width is identical?

 



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:32 AM

Timely that you made this post. I just started shopping yard on car-parts.com for a steering rack for my 98 OBW. All the yards just post "Legacy" racks for sale, with no mention of any difference between Outback and non-Outbacks. I will watch with interest what others have to say, to see if they are inter-changeable.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:14 PM

The racks will physically interchange, the difference is strictly the ratio. Outback being slower than regular legacy, if memory serves the ratio is 19:1 on outback and 16:1 for legacy.

#6 Rooster2

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

The racks will physically interchange, the difference is strictly the ratio. Outback being slower than regular legacy, if memory serves the ratio is 19:1 on outback and 16:1 for legacy.

Sounds like no big deal, then they are interchangeable.






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