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  1. #11
    Hii
    We are planning to buy the chassis shop rack this year.
    I have few doubts
    -Are miltera rack and chassis shop rack both same?
    -Do they have backlash issues?

    -michael

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    No. The Miltera rack and Chassis Shop racks are on totally different ends of the spectrum. The Chassis Shop rack is a low cost rack with poor mount design (rack mounting near the center is less than optimal because you have little R to counter the RxF moment), while the Miltera component is a piece of titanium art and is 10x more expensive than the Chassis Shop unit.

    If you are a newer team I think the Chassis Shop unit is fine. It does not have too much lash, from my experience its biggest problem is with mounting compliance. I've never held a Miltera unit (we use a team-designed custom rack which is a little heavier), but from all reports it is very nice and lash-free.
    Jim
    "Old guy #1" at UCONN Racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd74914 View Post
    No. The Miltera rack and Chassis Shop racks are on totally different ends of the spectrum. The Chassis Shop rack is a low cost rack with poor mount design (rack mounting near the center is less than optimal because you have little R to counter the RxF moment), while the Miltera component is a piece of titanium art and is 10x more expensive than the Chassis Shop unit.

    If you are a newer team I think the Chassis Shop unit is fine. It does not have too much lash, from my experience its biggest problem is with mounting compliance. I've never held a Miltera unit (we use a team-designed custom rack which is a little heavier), but from all reports it is very nice and lash-free.
    I thought the production versions of the Miltera were aluminum and steel, no Ti? One of the few Miltera racks I've looked over was bound so badly that you couldn't move it by hand and actually DID have a bit of lash...Not much, but it wasn't lash-free. I really like their concept and I'd bet that the bad rack just slipped through the cracks...The design is very nice and machine work is pretty good overall.

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    My mistake, you are correct. They have an aluminum housing with titanium pinion.

    That's interesting. I would have thought a machining company would have slightly better tolerancing/QC.
    Jim
    "Old guy #1" at UCONN Racing

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    zRack Ultra-light weight steering rack

    Hello All,
    This is FSAEparts here and we wanted to give an update for this thread. The mRack is now called the zRack. The same great quality with even greater performance. Miltera still manufactures the rack but Zedaro is the owner and engineering house for the rack.

    Through several years of testing and feedback from teams, Zedaro has used that knowledge and improved the rack even more.

    FSAEparts.com is the exclusive reseller of the zRack. Check out the link below to view the zRack and many more FSAE and Formula Student products.
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    Please feel free to contact (info@fsaeparts.com) with any questions you have about products or FSAE in general. We are here to help.

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