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Old 12-21-2014, 07:20 PM
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I need to replace my steering box. I need some opinions as to what boxes members have used, and what they thought of them. Borgeson and Redhead are pretty pricey. I can get a rebuilt box from auto parts stores for less than $150.00.Thanks for whatever advise anybody can give.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:44 PM
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I replaced mine with a NAPA reman. That was a few years ago. Like you I wanted to have a decent one, but the price was a large consideration, that's why I went with what I did. Plus it has a lifetime warranty but hopefully I will not need it. So far so good! http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...046_0333894023
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:01 AM
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Thanks MnTom,
I got about 90k on my truck and it's starting to wander on good roads, there is quite a lot of play in the pitman shaft and a little leak has started, so I suspect that bearing is getting shot. I'll check out that napa box. Should be adaquit for me.Thanks again.
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:09 PM
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You may not need a new gear box. It is possible that one of these will help:

http://www.thoroughbreddiesel.com/si...FfFaMgod0U0A2g
I put one on my daughter's truck and it made a world of difference.
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I cant remember which is what but I do know that there are two versions of steering boxes. One has a larger diameter shaft than the other too. Might want to make sure you have the right one.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:12 PM
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I cant remember which is what but I do know that there are two versions of steering boxes. One has a larger diameter shaft than the other too. Might want to make sure you have the right one.
I believe the one with the larger shaft is the one for the trucks with the 8800lb GVW (which is the Cummins and V10 version trucks) and the smaller one is the 7500lb GVW trucks (V8 gassers).
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I thought Dodge changed brands at some point in time and we could have either or. Not sure, I could be completely wrong. I do remember there being a reason to know when I ordered my steering box brace.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:32 PM
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I guess I didn't realize there were two steering braces. All I remember is my daughter ordered one and her and I installed it. It only took about 1 1/2 hours to install. It would have been quicker, but one bolt tried to cross thread when it went back in so we tapped the threads and chased the bolt threads.
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Thanks Tom,
I 'm Going to get that napa box. May get a steering brace later .Have aMerry Xmas and a happy new year.
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:29 PM
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Thanks Tom,
I 'm Going to get that napa box. May get a steering brace later .Have aMerry Xmas and a happy new year.
Thank you sir! You have a very Merry Christmas too!
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