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Old 07-03-2009, 02:14 PM
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only ones i can find online are 2...and one is called high performance...they are $190 and $245...does anyone have a recommendation?

opps...i had to edit b/c i did not include my vehicle

1977 K5
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The high performance box is likely a little bit quicker ratio. However, it would help to see what it is you are referring to. Do you have a link?

RockAuto.com only shows one steering gear box for 4wd (although from a few different manufacturers).

Why do you think you need a new steering gear box? There are adjustments that can be made. If you have a sloppy steering wheel, it is likely the rag joint and not the gear box.
 
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man i hope you are getting paid for what you do...yo are always on the ball answering people's posts...anyways...I have read other threads where people suggest getting second opinions when a mechanic tells them they need a new gear box...it is the arm that comes out of the gear box from beneath that connects to the drag line that has some play in it. I live in a podunk town with suspect mechanics...while i would be able to replace a gear box myself, i don't know if i could tinker with one. If you would could you give me some things to look at and maybe adjust before i can concur i need a new gear box?
 
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here is the link to the site where they have two boxs listed

http://www.powersteeringpros.com/add...82-00122.html#
 
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As I said, high performance when regarding a steering gear box typically refers to a quicker ratio. This would mean less turns of the steering wheel to go lock to lock with the steering. You can try calling their tech line for clarification.

IMO, a quicker ratio box would not be all that beneficial in an offroad truck.
 
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