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steering boxes

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by ducati-cooter, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. ducati-cooter

    ducati-cooter Registered Member

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    stephan, are you going to be carring the agr line of steering products ????? if so when are you looking at doing this and what would the price be.
     
  2. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Yup, starting right now. Actually I really a'm putting a stocking order together as I type. Looks like a typical GM box for crossover is going to be about $350, if you want the ports in it for the ram, about $380. Full ram system about $890.
    You can get the standard straight ratio or the variable ratio. Either works for street driving in a truck, the variable ratio just drives a little nicer since it's slower in the middle where you drive down the road, it makes it less twitchy. The straight ratio gives a bit more power since it's valved slower.

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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It's good to know that ORD will be our "advocate" for tha AGR products. I like the idea of using the AGR Variable rate box, but was nervous about reports of some quality issues, and AGR's "less than satisfactory" customer support!!

    Now it sounds like the "risk" of getting stuck with a "bad" AGR product has been mitigated somewhat.....that should be enough for me to give them a try...!!!! [​IMG]



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    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    i dont like my variable box , but thats probly cuz my pump seems to be toast . we will find out when i replace it with some mods from the westtexasoffroad tech section woohoo

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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    If you're running just a box (no ram), you might end up wanting a bit more power than the variable box has. I was pretty happy with mine but I did have to be moving a bit to turn the 37's when aired down. A straight ratio box would give more power for sure. But they're 4 turns lock to lock compared to about 3 1/4 turns and will have less "feel". Like most things it's a trade off. I'm running the variable box now with the ram and it's a pretty good compromise. Drives nice, has good power. I'm anticipating the majority of our ram boxes will be variables.
    Keep in mind that a lot of our trucks came with the slow box, the 4 turn box is common in the earlier years, later rigs got variable steering. Either will work in a truck, it's just a tuning/personal preference thing on which to run.
    Warranties are still handled straight through AGR, since that way we don't have to mess with shipping boxes a lot of times, etc, but we're not going to sell junk and if it ends up that way we'll quit! I don't think it's going to be a problem. It's easy to see a lot of noise on the internet and it will look like every box they turned out leaks when it's 3 boxes out of a few hundred. Happy people are often quiet, unhappy people often make noise!

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