Steering Racks/Turning Circle

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Steering Racks/Turning Circle
Sorry if this has been asked before, but do 7s come with different steering rack options? My previous 7, the rack and steering lock available felt similar to a normal car, my latest 7, a 2007 R400 Superlight, the lock that the car has always seems to catch me out, specially when getting into and out of a of car parking spaces.
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Mark, as far as the "speed" of the rack goes there were originally 3: standard, +8% and +22%. In recent years the standard was dropped in favour of the 8% becoming the "standard" rack.

A 22% rack is around 1.75 turns lock to lock if that helps.

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W2TKY - 22% on R400 K or D

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Are you sure about that [edit: Geoff]? AFAIK all cars have the 8% rack as standard.

Data point that doesn't apply in this case: cars with clams have a larger turning circle, the stops on the rack are adjusted so the tyres don't touch the wings

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"Are you sure about that? AFAIK all cars have the 8% rack as standard"

Yes, they do now!

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Not sure that's right. I think clam cars have a tighter turning circle than cycle wings. Their racks have a stop on them to limit travel before the cycle wings foul the body....or they did.... 

edited to say this is a reply to Tony!

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Ah, I remember that there was a difference.  I wonder if it's still so?