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Best place to get a good price on a rebuilt/new steering box?????????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jwduke, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. jwduke

    jwduke 1/2 ton status

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    Any ideas on where to get a good price on a new/rebuilt steering box??? Mine has a lot of slop in it. I see West Texas Offroad wants $100 to rebuild a box, but I can't do with out my truck that long.
     
  2. 78k20

    78k20 Registered Member

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    Having just replaced most of the steering stuff myself- (gearbox, pump, remote reservoir, rock rod, brace kit, stabilizer, drag link, dual u-joint shaft) I would have to say that probably your fastest/cheapest route would be your local Napa, or other parts store. They want $192 here, with a $111 core charge. I went with an AGR SB2 box, but the price on this thing was around $350 with no core! As you mentioned you can't be without your truck that long, your local parts store most likely stocks these things, so you could be in and out, back on the road in an afternoon.

    With those bigger meats you're running, I'd also suggest looking very closely at your frame behind the box for cracks and order a steering box brace kit from ORD-a great product to help tie the front together, make it much stronger, and more resistant to cracking as well, not to mention the extra piece of mind.

    Hope that helps, Best of Luck,

    Mike
     
  3. jwduke

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    Thanks Mike, it does!
     
  4. scoutillac

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    If your mechanically inclined at all you can do it yourself for 25 bucks. Get a rebuild kit. I watched my buddy do it in a couple of hours for his first time.
     

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