DJ, If the 308 steering rack pricing is anything like on a 328 (they are very similar) then that is not too far off the mark. I was quoted between $1450 and $1600 from several sources for a new oem factory Ferrari steering rack (spec made by TRW actually). I bought it instead from Ferrari UK for $800 delivered. The only problem you may have with a "rebuilt" rack (whether exchange or refurbishing of your own steering rack) is that the job may not be done satisfactorily. Two mechanics (one Ferrari, one a suspension/frame shop) told me that rebuilt steering racks can be kind of a "crap shoot" and that often times it is the "luck of the draw" to get a good one. Unless it is a specialized car where a new replacement does not exist, they both recommended getting new; and I followed their advice. Are you certain you need a new rack? Has your problem been confirmed to be the tie rod ends only? If so, just get those. If you have play in your steering, or the car tracks poorly (my sympton) then the rack may be bad too. My tie rods were tight, but the rack was bad; some internal bushings or something that fail. BTW, when you get the new factory rack, it comes with new tie rod ends, and rubber boots.