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Old 02-12-2013, 02:08 PM
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Default Redhead steering box.

Anyone have any experience? My steering is pretty sloppy and everything else is good so im thinking of replacing the steering box. A buddy of mine just put a redhead steering box on his cummins and he said there is a night and day difference, he wishes he would have done it when he bought the truck....
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:08 PM
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Mine is terrible too, but I'm
Redoing control arms, pitman arm idler arm, and I'm
Just gonna rebuild my factory box...it's leaking terribly, then I will adjust it so it's as good as new, then if I'm still no pleased I'm gonna get the redhead, however instill plan on upgrading my stabilizer with a blistein too. There is a lot going on down there!
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:31 PM
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where do they sell this steering box would like to look at it my lb7 needs one bad
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:26 PM
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www.redheadsteeringgears.com
I been looking into 1 of these for my truck. I have replaced everything in the front end that i possibly could and my steering is still sloppy. It gets kinda scary sometimes because my truck is lifted and it wanders a lot. Has anyone put one of these on a duramax?
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:29 AM
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www.redheadsteeringgears.com
I been looking into 1 of these for my truck. I have replaced everything in the front end that i possibly could and my steering is still sloppy. It gets kinda scary sometimes because my truck is lifted and it wanders a lot. Has anyone put one of these on a duramax?
Get one and let us know! You can be the guinea pig.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:30 AM
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I like the quick ratio option
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:34 AM
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I think Schulte might've ordered one. I have one to send them too, but have been procrastinating as usual
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:15 AM
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Get one and let us know! You can be the guinea pig.
Ok ill be test mule for it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:43 AM
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I've heard mixed reviews on them, almost bought one when I did my truck, but didn't want to be the guinea pig, anytime my others got sloppy I changed em til I learned they're adjustable
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:48 AM
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I've heard mixed reviews on them, almost bought one when I did my truck, but didn't want to be the guinea pig, anytime my others got sloppy I changed em til I learned they're adjustable
The factory box is adjustable??
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:38 AM
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To a certain extent yes
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:03 AM
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Yep ^ not many people know that..

I was thinking about one of the boxes too but idk.. Ive got 30k on my suspension setup so its time for a revamp.. Well see I guess.
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Yep, there's a allen screw on top of the box, I forget the specs for sure, ill look in my gm service manual
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Yep, there's a allen screw on top of the box, I forget the specs for sure, ill look in my gm service manual
The screw in top is for the sector shaft adjustment, and isn't the one that normally needs adjusting. Overtightening it will break the preload spring inside the box and make the steering VERY stiff. The input shaft adjustment is more important, but takes alot more work to do. i did a write up on how to adjust steering boxes on tts.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:38 AM
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Unless you know what you are doing and have messed around with Saginaw recirc-ball steering boxes before.....leave the adjustment screw alone!!! Its super easy to go too far and not only destroy your steering box, but make the truck really sketchy to drive.......
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