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Why Not AGR?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Nov 30, 2001.

    I have read a lot of responses (on this board) that state the AGR Steering boxes and pumps are no good and we should stay away from them, but no real explanations. Is it the customer service of AGR or the actual parts that are no good.

    I would also like to know if anyone has had good experiences with these products.
    Thanks!

    '84 K5

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    I'm sure they have some good stuff but very expensive, I have one of their steering boxes on my K5 right now and it has leaked from day one, I have called them five times for a fix and every time they say ooops I will get one to ya, of course I never recieved anything.

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    I think the general feeling is that they are not worht the extra $$$$.

    Also some people claim that they run VERY hot (box).

    Mine does not feel any warmer than the stock but havent tested it in a stuck situation.
    I am pleased with mine - it has been long enough that I almost forgot the price. And it is very strong!
    I am running the stock pump.

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    I unfortunately fall into the still trying to get it too work out catagory with AGR. I bought the Rock Ram about two months ago. Finally got the truck running, (BIG update, 1 tons, doubler etc...) and started to drive the thing. Left to right.... no problem. Felt o.k. and seemed to have the power. Leaks?..... You bet! Steering box leaked since day one. Before I got about 20 miles on the truck, it started to dither, (oscillate, very small wandering etc... kinda hard to describe but you FEEL IT!), while going straight down a smooth black top road. Going through a nice sweeping curve, the dithering got much worse and more pronounced. I called AGR and they told me I had air in the cylinder. Tried to bleed it more, but there was no air in the cylinder. Called them again, and made sure I told him that I did not feel this was safe to drive. They are making a new box for me and I sent the original one in yesterday. I can let you know in about a week or so, if this fixes the leaks / dithering problem.

    BTW: system was bled, ALL joints are tight, tires are equal pressure etc, etc...

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  4. So what is the price difference between an AGR and a re-manned one?

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    Apparently less leaks and less $$$$ :)

    Since I installed mine with the 35s I have no equal comparison. But I will say with all the upgrades to the steering (x over, AGR, RS9000) the truck tracks better than before. And this is without the stabalizer.

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    why not www.westtexasoffroad.com ??

    this dude plumbs your box for a ram setup, and will even mod your pump if you send it in..... for 450.00...... he also posts here, and that means he's more accessible.....

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    I have not any problems with my AGR RockRam. I've been running it for about 3 months now and have put over 1500 miles on my truck. No leaks and it works great!

    I know a guy who has a contact at AGR. He was told that the problems they were having had to do with a couple of employees. He was told they removed the problems.

    I'm very happy with my Rock Ram. No leaks and no hesitations in steering.

    I would buy another one.

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    I also have an AGR SB2 and superpump. No problems whatsoever.
     
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    i bought agrs pump and box about 4 months ago and it doesn't leak but i still get some "death wobble" on rolling bumps in the road ... could this possibly be attributed to a faulty steering box ...? other then that it works great and they were very nice and timely when i ordered , guess i lucked out..

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    Does the AGR box have an adjustable free-play range?

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    Price difference is about 200 bucks. I, too was going to get one but changed my mind after seeing the negative posts. I'm gonna go with the parts-store box.

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    AGR does make some fairly good produts but they have lots of problems with customer service and quality control. Plus they are selling you steering gears that you can buy over the counter and they are charging you twice as much. Also they are charging for mods to a pump that you can do yourself. Check my website for those.
     

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