Rayo - Thanks for that link. I had come across that tech article a while back, I had gotten a good used sub frame (mines rusty) and it's at a local fabracator right now getting welded and boxed. I spent a good deal of time last winter cleaning up the underside and painting it with POR paint in preperation to rebuild the front and rear suspension this winter.
Kudos to you for having someone actually weld, and box in your rear sub-frame..That's money well spent..
One other piece I would suggest buying is a RTLB:
*RTLB gets mounted below the differential cover..
These also help to increase the rigidity of the rear sub-frame..
I saw you had a link somewhere about a replacement rack unit, I was wondering if you had replaced yours or not? Mine isn't leaking at the moment but it does have 125k on it.
If I'm gonna replace everything else do I do that also?
As far as the rack goes..As long as it's not leaking I wouldn't replace it..
The reviews aren't in on the Rack Doctor
replacement Rack & Pinion yet..
Most of the other aftermarket brands of Rack & Pinions for our cars is hit or miss..Some have gotten good ones, most have had issues with them though..
If you're able to remove one of the clamps on your inner tie rod boots without damaging the boot..Look inside there, and if it's dry in there you're good to go..
When the inner tie rod boots
have any liquid in them..That's when you know the rack will soon need replaced..
Mine needs changed but it's on the lower half of my to-do list..
Unless you're having issues with the rack leave it alone..One other thing..Don't use actual power steering fluid it's too thin..
If you need to top it off use Type F transmission fluid..If you're starting with fresh fluid use Mercon V..