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Volkswagen (VW) is a German car manufacturer and is the second largest automaker in the world. The company’s current international slogan is quite a creative one, “Das Auto”, which stands for “The Car.” VW sure put a lot of thought into that one. Jokes aside, the popularity of VW is not something that can go unnoticed since they have three of their car models; the Golf, Beetle and Passat, as the best selling cars of all time. Since they are such great cars we are going to focus on one specific system of theirs, the VW steering rack.

The Volkswagen steering rack is also known as rack and pinion steering. It is called this because the VW steering rack is composed of a rack enclosed with a steering pinion. This is connected to the steering wheel through a set of shafts and U-joints. When the steering wheel is turned, the pinion moves and pushes the steering rack either to the left or the right. The ends of the VW steering rack are connected to the front wheels so the steering rack can determine whether to turn them to the left or right. This rack and pinion steering provides less backlash and greater feedback for that greater steering feel.

This system can be power assisted. So you would get a VW power steering rack. A VW power steering rack will help make steering a lot less effortless for easier steering by the driver. The VW power steering racks work through the steering rack and pinion steering. High pressure fluid from the power steering pump enters the steering rack and gets routed through the spool valves connected to the steering column. When you turn the wheel the spool valves open ports that direct pressure to the hydraulic chamber around the rack. The piston that is on the rack divides this chamber into two halves and pressure is channeled into one side or the other depending on which way you are turning. The power assist is provided and helps push the rack bar in the desired direction.

Now the other type of VW steering rack you can choose from is a VW manual steering rack. If you’re the type of person that likes to put more effort into steering then this is the choice for you! Want to workout those arm muscles switch a VW manual steering rack. VW manual steering could be a good choice for you if you want to race your VW and lose some weight. You will lose about 20 to 30 pounds off the front of the car, which makes it ideal for racing. But take into consideration that more effort will be exerted when steering and any type of turns will be harder to maneuver.

So whether you decide to go with a VW power steering rack or a VW manual steering rack we all have everything you need to assist you. Our VW steering rack selection is varied and guaranteed to fit. We have a one-year warranty and free shipping. So don’t hesitate to call us so we can get you sorted out with the best VW steering rack for you!