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AGR or 2WD box?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ChadH82, Jun 16, 2001.

  1. ChadH82

    ChadH82 1/2 ton status

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    I'm going to do a crossover steering conversion on my D60 and I was wondering what box I should use? How do they compare in price(new)? Is an AGR that much better? If I go with the AGR should I get the AGR pump also? Thanx

    Chad
     
  2. titanic

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    I bought AGR's box and pump and wish I didn't. I could of used the money on something else.
     
  3. ChadH82

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    So you would reccomend the 2wd box? What don't you like about the AGR box? Does it steer easier than the 4wd box?

    Chad
     
  4. Boss

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    I, like Titanic, also bought the AGR box and wish I didn't!!!
    WASTE of MONEY!! They just blow all together. I guess the problem with it is the cost...and the fact that mine runs super hot no matter what. Yesterday when I was ramping my truck, I notice that I was loosing good steering feel, (like my power steering was going), and then I got out and touched the gear box and almost fried my hand off!!! Junk was hot!!
    Anyhow a regular 2WD gear box (new) is like $170 or so. AGR's is like $350!! You do the math.
    Boss
    ps, their service stinks too.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.boss.coloradok5.com>http://www.boss.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  5. ChadH82

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    Ok. Thanx guys. I'm going to the salvage yard today to see if I can find a good one. If not I guess I'll shell out $170 for it.

    Chad
     
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    The crossover steering design will help some which requires a 2wd box but all you need is a stock one and perhaps a new stock pump.
     
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    I got a rebuilt lifetime warranty 2wd gearbox and pump from Autozone. I've replaced each of them once already and need to replace the pump again. It cost me very little to replace and the service is great at Autozone. I'm going to put a cooler on the low pressure side of my pump. The heat torches the pump until it leaks and gets blow by. The gear box broke inside because the driver uses too much loud pedal. [​IMG]
    CB

    1973 K5, 400TPI,TH350, 203/205, Dana60/Detroit/5.38 front and rear, 38" TSL's on steel wheels
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