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SFA s10 steering dilema

Discussion in '1983-2005 S-Series models' started by big4x4ride, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. big4x4ride

    big4x4ride 1/2 ton status

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    Here is my problem, i have a SFA in a 94 s10, moved about 6 inches forward of stock, the stock s10 box has the pitman arm facing towards the back of truck, that means that the attachemnt point on the pitman arm is about 10-12 inches behind the attachment point oon the axle, what i need is a box that will put the pitman arm facing towards front of truck instead, or some sort of bright azz idea on what to do besides going full hydro or moving the damn box forward. This is an inside the frame box, so not sure what else will work any ideas??
     
  2. kmkommes

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    Not sure if you found this on another site yet, but here is your fix. Get a steeirng box from a 90-94 (I think, not positive on the years) ASTRO RWD. I "think" the AWD models use a different box. Mine was from a 94 so I know that year will work. The box is a s-10 clone and rotates in the opposite direction making forward pitman arm possible.

    Here is the info from my junkyard receipt.
    Steering Gear (1GBDM19W6RB218047)
    1 ASTRO POWER 94 Int.1329 Str, RWD- LIV

    Check out http://www.s10extremist.org for much S-10 SFA info.
     
  3. pvfjr

    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Would that swap into a 89 S10? Is it pretty much a bolt in, or would there be a lot of complications?
     
  4. kmkommes

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    I would say I am 90% sure it would work in a 89 s-10. I dont see why that year s-10 would be any different then my 94 sonoma. There are no complications. Steering shaft bolts right up. And the box is the exact same as an s-10 box. so that bolts up exactly the same.
     
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    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Sweet, sounds very promising. Thanks for the knowledge. Now if I can only find one for a good price...
     
  6. big4x4ride

    big4x4ride 1/2 ton status

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    explorers also use the front arm steering boxes and should bolt in as well
     
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    What are you guys using for steering arms? I'm going to run an Astro box most likely(pushing the axle forward), need an arm that I can run my 1 ton tie rod ends with for my Dana 60 arms.
     
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    Steering arms or pitman arms? Different things...
     
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    doh, mind in two places at once. Pitman arm
     
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    Well, unfortunatly we haven't gotten around to figuring out what fits what yet. Hopefully it won't be too much of a pain. We're just putting a waggy D44 in ours though, so hopefully things will be more similar.
     

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