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Stock Ratio on a power steering box

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by adamforsythe, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    Hello,
    What is the Stock Ratio on a power steering box fore a 1986 K5 Blazer??????
    I'm thinking of getting a new one that is 12:1
    Thanks
    Adam
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I believe it is 16:1
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    12:1? That'd be something like 2 turns lock to lock IIRC. "High performance" GM cars had ratios like that.

    At higher speeds that would probably be fine, but at low speeds that is probably going to be pretty darn hard on everything. (you, pump, etc)

    What's the reasoning?
     
  4. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    I want to replace it. I know my gear box is hurting so is my power steering pump. I just found that on summit.....so I need to look for one that is 16:1.
    Thanks
    Adam

     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Most GM truck steering boxes are variable ratio and IIRC they go from 16:1-12:1.
     

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