Talk:Recirculating ball

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So can anyone discuss the merits of rack & pinion system over the recirculating ball approach?--Hooperbloob 03:48, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

I don't KNOW so I'm going to have to write this here but I think the main advantage of rack and pinion steering can go from lock to lock in fewer steering wheel turns. Also, on the BMW E39, every one used rack and pinion except the V8s because the larger engines meant a rack and pinion system was too large. Chrisjwowen (talk) 19:36, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
An illustration would be nice. --81.21.45.44 20:52, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
Indeed so. Shinobu 21:53, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
The recirculating ball type is used in off-road vehicles and trucks because it's stronger and more durable. The rack-and-pinion type has to be replaced from time to time since they get bent or broken with hard use. Santamoly (talk) 06:20, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
I would term that instead as, "the obsolete and imprecise recirculating ball steering box has lasted longer in off-road vehicles, where its limitations are less obvious and its compact shape less prone to impact damage". These aren't really advantages, it's just easier to live with the disadvantages off-road. Andy Dingley (talk) 10:47, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

I changed alot of the info so its more clear, and added a few pictures. If anyone is good at formatting, it could sure use some. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Biggie313 (talkcontribs) 13:41, 12 March 2007

Well done for expanding the article, but sadly I think your images are about to be deleted. They say they are copyright (of the "how stuff works" website) so they can't be used here on Wikipedia. If you are able to, it might be helpful to recreate your own version of the images. – Kieran T (talk) 13:49, 12 March 2007 (UTC)