Curious if Tesla will use rack & pinion steering in the Cybertruck

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Tesla has traditionally used rack and pinion steering racks in all of their vehicles. I am curious if Tesla will switch to a recirculating ball steering box since the Cybertruck may be classified as a 3/4 ton truck, have an adjustable air suspension and will be off-road capable.


Traditional steering box and Tesla Model 3 rack and pinion steering rack.
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Below: GM’s 2500 Pickups use DSA (digital steering assist). DSA is a computer-controlled hydraulic variable-assist steering system that makes GM HD pickups feel just as nimble as their half-ton counterparts, which have programmable electric power steering.

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I took this chassis photo during my visit to the Peterson Museum.

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NICE! yeah looks like it would be rack and pinion but who knows for sure. I would be happy with it. My LR3 has full independent air suspension and the rack and pinion works great on it.
 

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Interesting thought of what type of steering gear will be used in CT, I know in Dec. 2006 Freightliner installed a rack & pinion rack in their class 8 truck with a great deal of success. I would suspect to save weight and reduce the required space, plus steering gear has much fewer components. It makes sense to use a electric assist that can interpret road speed and provide the correct amount of steering assistance according to vehicle speed.
 

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