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Old 01-21-2013, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to upgrade my steering

The steering just sucks on my truck. It is always loose. I like a tight steering wheel. Is there any upgrades I can make to tighten up the steering.

I have replaced my steering box and added cognito idler/pitman arm braces.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it is loose still, then make sure your inner/outers are good and solid. Mine is pretty decent and still on stock idlers/pitman, no braces.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Most "Rebuilt" steering boxes are very loose. Some can be tightened up, but many have worn parts. When sitting still, engine running-- rock the steering wheel back and forth and see how much "Play" there is. Also have someone look under the truck at the different parts and watch for a part that is loose, like tie rod ends, idler arm, and etc.
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flushing the power steering fluid would probably help
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Hmmm so there isnt an upgraded steering box out there?
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hmmm so there isnt an upgraded steering box out there?
I would suggest you hit google.

Just done it and found redhead steering gears. Then came back here an punched in redhead and found quite few reviews that were more than happy
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I wonder if Red Head Steering Gear does custom re-builds for our trucks?
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call them and ask. They are the best option for a replacement
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flushing the power steering fluid would probably help
x2 Just did the flush today. Very happy with the results. Stopped the bump steer and slop I had.
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Always a good idea t oflush once a year. Im doing mien again tomorrow did it 4 months ago but didnt have enough fluid to get it running totally clean
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