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Hi all, I just purchased a 99 RT 10 that is part of the steering recall back in 2002, it was never done. I’ve read a few posts from people. Only 6300 miles, mostly a storage queen. Seems the steering issue was in raced vehicles. Does anyone have any advice? It involves over 5 hours of work and welding! Yikes! Any advice appreciated. Happy motoring everyone.
 

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If you going to get it done, make sure it is done correctly. Back during the recall a bunch were done incorrectly.

Look at the 998/999 recall instructions and decide for yourself if you want it or not.
 

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I'm one of the track guys who experienced near-failure of the rack support back in about '99. IMO, it's pretty much an engineering design oversight where they didn't anticipate the lateral G loading and kickback peaks with R's/slicks and pounding apex curbs. They designed for more straight-line driving. The yellow arrows in the pic here show where I found some long cracks along the bend in the OE bracket. I discovered them on a post track weekend inspection.
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The fix is 2-part: 1) is a strut welded to the frame rail tops and the OE bracket ahead of the steering rack; 2) are a pair of triangular plate gussets riveted to the bottom side frame ahead of the rack.
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If your frame rails are nice and straight with no noteworthy dents or scrapes evident, you are probably OK without the recall. If not so clean, it's probably a good idea to go ahead and schedule the work.
 
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From a wealth of first-hand experience.
 
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