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    F350 steering box upgrade

    They came on 6.0 powerstroke and some vans
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    What about the ford c3 power steering pump can they be fitted on an idi. They flow a lot more and have a lot more pressure. There a rotary vane style pump so they should be a lot more reliable.
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    A little of topic but today I was able to get my truck up to 55 I used a gps speedometer and in 5th gear it was doing about 2000rpm. That's shows to be a 4.56 gear as I have 33in tires the axle was out of a 08 f250 did they come with 4.56 gears. When I had the diff cover off I saw 410 on the...
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    What vehicles had the bracket. I know it's the vans with the idi but I heard that the bracket from a 351 van also works anybody know if that's right.
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    Is it worth trying to swap to a Saginaw pump or should I just get a reman ford pump
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    Yea it seems the newer ones are way easier to find it's just a matter of redoing the bolt pattern and adjusting the rod length. I think I might go that route simply for ease of finding them. The only thing I need to figure out is the hydraulic lines
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    It seems the old hydroboost are starting to get kind of rare and expensive. The rebuilds are going for between 250-300 meanwhile I can get a brand new booster for a 2018 truck for 190$.
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    Are the hydroboost from the 99 and newer trucks better than the one from the F-super duty. Like does it create any more pressure is it more reliable.
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    I forgot about the safety factor that power steering provides. The roads around me are not good and there's a lot of pot holes. So that kind of rules out the manual gearbox. It seems the brand's mentioned earlier redhead and bluetop make the best boxes but man are they expensive. I could buy 2-3...
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    The manual box takes 6.25-6.5 turns lock to lock so the ratio should be like 26:1 while the factory is like 16:1 so I imagine it would be a lot easier to turn compared to the original with the pump off.
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    If the gear ratio is the same then yea i would stick with the oe box.
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    Well what I was thinking is that the lares box should be much lower geared than the factory power steering box so it should be a lot easier to turn but I dont know what the ratio is. If it it lower geared I could also bolt some kind of extention to the steering wheel increasing the diameter...
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    I think it would be cool to get rid of the power steering entirely. I could also always add an extension to the steering wheel to make it even easier to turn. I'm a big fan of simplicity and this is very simple.
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    I found something interesting on oriely auto parts website. When looking at gearboxes for my 93 f350 they have a manual gearbox. Lares Corp manual geabox. It says it fits my year truck anybody know anything about them. It says 6.5 turns lock to lock so it sounds like it's got enough gear ratio...
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    F350 steering box upgrade

    I was thinking about swapping in a hydroboost just don't know if it's worth the extra time and money over just getting a new vacuum booster
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