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always-there 11-27-2012 09:56 PM

712-ZHP 330i Rack & Pinion
 
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So freaking excited !

Mango 11-27-2012 10:07 PM

Not this again. ;)

I like how it says "ZHP unit."

9/01+ 330 unit that just happens to be installed in 330 ZHPs.

Mango 11-27-2012 10:07 PM

Wait a minute. You already have this rack in your car. Why did you buy the same rack again??

always-there 11-27-2012 10:07 PM

712 unit.

Mango 11-27-2012 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by UDM-E46 Enthusiast (Post 14932855)
712 unit.

Yep. My 330i has the 712 unit stock too.

bschillberg710 11-27-2012 10:08 PM

You just posted your full name, mailing/billing address and phone number. Are you aware of that?

always-there 11-27-2012 10:10 PM

I have a 330i m-tech 1. Same as your car I believe. I bought the 712 rack as an upgrade and well since the rack I have has incredible over-boosted steering going on. My tie-rods are gone to heck too. Should drive awesome as soon as I'm done Mango. I understand they have better internals 'torsion bar' and what not, but the same turn ratio. So here we go...Have you upgraded?

Mango 11-27-2012 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by UDM-E46 Enthusiast (Post 14932866)
I have a 330i m-tech 1. Same as your car I believe. I bought the 712 rack as an upgrade and well since the rack I have has incredible over-boosted steering going on. My tie-rods are gone to heck too. Should drive awesome as soon as I'm done Mango. I understand they have better internals 'torsion bar' and what not, but the same turn ratio. So here we go...Have you upgraded?

lol you just purchased the same rack that you already have. no i did not "upgrade." my car as well as every other 9/01+ 330 has the 712 rack. All 330s after 9/01 regardless if ZHP or NOT got the 712 rack. everything in your car steering related is identical to the latest 2005 ZHP.

always-there 11-27-2012 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by bschillberg710 (Post 14932861)
You just posted your full name, mailing/billing address and phone number. Are you aware of that?

Lol yea I know, you wanna' visit me? Sorry, I was just so excited! I'm 6'0, 230lbs, , 1911 .45, 12 gauge, Glock 17 4th gen, a taser, a dog to scare you, bright ass German led lenser flashlight and a can of ass whooping. Guys, aren't we all family? Lol

Mango 11-27-2012 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by UDM-E46 Enthusiast (Post 14932877)
Lol yea I know, you wanna' visit me? Sorry, I was just so excited! I'm 6'0, 230lbs, , 1911 .45, 12 gauge, Glock 17 4th gen, a taser, a dog to scare you, bright ass German led lenser flashlight and a can of ass whooping. Guys, aren't we all family? Lol

That's a lot of badass right there.

always-there 11-27-2012 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by E46Mango (Post 14932874)
lol you just purchased the same rack that you already have. no i did not "upgrade." my car as well as every other 9/01+ 330 has the 712 rack. All 330s after 9/01 regardless if ZHP or NOT got the 712 rack. everything in your car steering related is identical to the latest 2005 ZHP.

I stayed up all night reading this other tread, I believe by peytonracer regarding the rack & pinion we have, and unfortunately only the zhp's had that rack. Correct if I'm wrong. I'm going to see if I can find that thread.

Mango 11-27-2012 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by UDM-E46 Enthusiast (Post 14932887)
I stayed up all night reading this other tread, I believe by peytonracer regarding the rack & pinion we have, and unfortunately only the zhp's had that rack. Correct if I'm wrong. I'm going to see if I can find that thread.

You are wrong.

always-there 11-27-2012 10:20 PM

Hahaha dang it, I searched for it again and there was Mango rapping the zhp boys, lololol. Doh ! Oh well, I'm still excited that I get to replace it and re-establish the "bmw" in my car. I just can't wait to drive the car hard.

Mango 11-27-2012 10:23 PM

Since you bought the rack already, doesn't hurt to put it in especially since it comes with new inner tie rods (did you purchase new inner tie rods as well?. Sell the old rack, I'm sure someone will pick it up. Make sure you take pics of the rack you take out (particularly the tag) and post it up.

always-there 11-27-2012 10:24 PM

I didn't purchase the inner tie-rods since they supply them. I need to buy the outer tie-rods though.

ryannel2003 11-27-2012 10:27 PM

What's the difference between the rack in cars like my '00 323i and the ZHP unit?

Mango 11-27-2012 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by UDM-E46 Enthusiast (Post 14932911)
I didn't purchase the inner tie-rods since they supply them. I need to buy the outer tie-rods though.

Right. That's what I said. :rofl: I was just making sure you don't buy extras. So which outer tierods did you buy and for how much?

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Originally Posted by ryannel2003 (Post 14932926)
What's the difference between the rack in cars like my '00 323i and the ZHP unit?

You're my friend, ryannel2003, but please stop saying ZHP unit. That's like saying ZHP doors or ZHP hood or ZHP valve cover. It doesn't really exist :-p

The correct term is 9/01+ 330 rack.

The difference, as Rich (Rack doctor) showed, is ratio and internals. Basically heavier and faster. I'm not sure what the 323 has but I'm sure it's not as sporty (probably the 678 purple tag rack)

always-there 11-27-2012 10:32 PM

I just bought the rack, I still need to buy the outers. What brand did you go for ?

always-there 11-27-2012 10:33 PM

Btw, I know this is really off topic so I apologize, but do any of you know or have billet oil filter caps ? My caps warped and it's on it's way.

ryannel2003 11-27-2012 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by E46Mango (Post 14932932)
Right. That's what I said. :rofl: I was just making sure you don't buy extras. So which outer tierods did you buy and for how much?



You're my friend, ryannel2003, but please stop saying ZHP unit. That's like saying ZHP doors or ZHP hood or ZHP valve cover. It doesn't really exist :-p

The correct term is 9/01+ 330 rack.

The difference, as Rich (Rack doctor) showed, is ratio and internals. Basically heavier and faster. I'm not sure what the 323 has but I'm sure it's not as sporty (probably the 678 purple tag rack)

Haha thanks for correcting me, Sir Mango! The reason I'm asking is because my steering currently has an annoying amount of on-center play. I've got tie rod assemblies waiting to be installed and a steering guibo on the way. If that didn't cure it I was going to replace the entire rack, and I was thinking the 9/01+ 330i rack would be the way to go.


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