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2wd steering box help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by neverendingproject, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. neverendingproject

    neverendingproject 1/2 ton status

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    Im getting a 2wd steering box for my crossover. Im interested in a variable steering box but I keep hearing about this little electronic box thats supposed to go with it. Anyone know anything about this? Also, prolly should have searched but oh well, if I can get a variable or otherwise to work, are there any years I should look for? Are there differences other than the flare to oring thing?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You can build a variable ratio steering gear box without any electronics. You are probably seeing something dealing with a Cadillac, Corvette, or somthing like that. I had an early 90's Chevy 1-ton 2-wheel drive truck, which came from the factory with a variable ratio steering gear box, and that truck handled like a sports car. I am not sure if you want a variable ratio steering box with a truck with big tires, and see's a lot of off roading because variable ratio can take away some of the feel of the road.
     
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    neverendingproject 1/2 ton status

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    what do you mean? This truck will be a trail capable DD that I will take off road, I figured I would get some nice road driving out of it though
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If it is a DD with tires no bigger than about 38", then a variable ratio steering box will not be a problem. It is just that variable ratio steering boxes where mostly designed to give a vehicle a more sporty feel, which is why trucks where the last in line to come equiped from the factory with variable ratio steering boxes.
     
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    neverendingproject 1/2 ton status

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    Do you knwoo what years they come on? Or am I gonna have to rummage?
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    90's to current 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, and 1 ton two wheel drive Chevy trucks, I think, all have variable ratio steering gear boxes. You can build a non-variable ratio steering gear box to have variable ratio as well. you can go to an auto parts store as well, and buy a rebuilt box, which has variable ratio. All you have to do is tell them that is what you want.
     
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    The electronics that you are talking about is the EVO system. Don't confuse that for a variable ratio box. EVO is variable effort, which you could probably retrofit into an older truck but it would be a PITA.

    For more EVO info look in the tech section of the forum on my website.
     

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