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Quick ratio steering box?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mcmlxix, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. mcmlxix

    mcmlxix Registered Member

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    My box is leaking so I want to know if there is a quick ratio power steering box. I have a 70 K5 with manual drums that I want to put an 88 K5 disc rear in front. (if it makes a difference)
     
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    mcmlxix Registered Member

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    I did a search ... nothing on quick ratio ... I know they have an option for camaros and chevelles. Any one hear about it for first gen k5 w/ power steering?

    Anyone who has swapped a newer motor, can I use the stock PS pump with the 88 TBI 350 that I am swapping in with my existing PS box? Will the hoses mate up?
     
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    PM TheLakeRat and ask him about the quick ratio. I have no idea.

    I don't know if a newer pump will bolt up to your mounts because of the difference between short and long water pumps but I suspect it will.

    The newer pumps and steering boxes have o-ring fittings insted of the old flare fittings that are on our trucks. You will have to put your old pressure regulator in the new pump.
     
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    88 K5 disc rear in front

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    maybe I"m looking at this wrong but a rear axle will not work in the front.
     
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    A company called AGR makes 2 different boxes for are trucks. 1 is the stock ratio, the other is modified for easy turning at slow speed. I am not sure of the details. I have the stock replacment AGR on my GMC. It feels great and has been hanging there for a year with no leaks yet.
     
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    Sorry. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Axle to me means a part of the rear. When I say "rear" I an used to meaning the complete assembly. If I was more specific I probably would have said front rear or rear rear. I guess if I analize it it sounds like an oxymoron.
     

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