1999-2007 Upgrades and Aftermarket - GeneralUpgrading or adding OEM or aftermarket equipment to your 1999-2007 Super Duty. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are not engine-specific.
Just ordered a redhead steering box and when looking back over the internet for their information found two identical websites with totally different phone numbers and email addresses. Now I am worried I may be getting scammed by a false site and wonder which is real (or if both are). I have tried the other number but the answering machine says that all lines are busy to leave a message. Is the number 1-888-741-0159 or 1-800-808-1148. Thanks for your help.
I did not have any luck with their web site. I phoned them and got what appeared to be a young man that referred my questions to Harry who is the old guy that actually builds the boxes. They are not a large scale operation so you may have to leave a message with a call back number. I have sent my core back to them and if my credit card gets the $150.00 core credit applied, I can say my experience with them was outstanding.
1999 april build date F-250 S/D, CC, SRW, 4x4 Updated Diablo Predator 60 hp, ZOODAD mod,Magnaflow downpipe & muffler,crankcase bypass with filter system,ART rotors & Performance Friction Pads,Rancho 9000's & stabilizer,Mag-Hytec rear diff cover,Tymar intake,Sonnax Valve & Tri-Springs,Magnafine trans filter,203* T-stat & billett housing,ATS housing,Banks Big Head actuator,boost control valve, Red Head Steering Gear .
sorry for hijacking your thread, i am in need of a new steering box, is this supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread? does it improve driving behavior over stock? are there other boxes to consider? thank you.
edit: what is the price for one of these boxes, just ball park, please.
2002 F350 7.3 cc lb drw, 4wd, 190k, b&w gn hitch, auto, no other mods yet
sold 1996 F250 7.3 CC SB 239k Line-X'ed bed liner, cold air intake
Last edited by bitbreaker; 08-24-2010 at 08:22 PM.
Do the steering gear boxes on the 99-03 trucks wear out fairly easy? I have a little more than 160k mi. I bought the truck with about 130k mi, and for all of those miles I have been trying to figure out why I have sooooo much steering wheel play. I have adjusted the box several times, I have done the ball joints, drag links, tie-rods, had a wheel alignment, I am basicly new up to the pitman arm. I know this would obviously mean that the box needs replaced, but my father-in-law says that the box is properly adjusted, and he doesn't think it's at fault, and he doesn't know that I'll ever get rid of the steering play. I don't really agree, but can't really come right out and say it, if ya know what I mean. I really want to give a go at replacing the box, but I've been laid off for 8 mos, and don't have the cash. Does the steering box make logical sense?
2002 F-250 CC LB 4x4 7.3L 183k mi
Pace Edwards Roll Top Cover
2-12" 500W Pioneer Subs w/ 760W Amp
Muffler is Gone!
DIY 6637 Air Intake
Hutch and Harpoon mods
1990 VW Jetta 1.6L NA 5sp 224k mi
Beater with a heater commuter car
Slower than hell, but cheap on fuel.
You can only adjust the steering gear so far. As the gears wear internally, they will wear close to the "straight ahead" position most, while the "full turn" position will not show a lot of wear. If you adjust the gear lash for a worn out, "straight ahead" its likely the gears will bind at full-turn.
Without seeing the truck its difficult to be certain of anything, but the steering gears do wear out, and they cannot be adjusted into infinity.
Current truck: 2002 PSD 4x4, CC, XLT, F350 dually, 4.10 gears. Air bags, 6.0 trans cooler, Fleetrite ELC, ISSPRO gauges (boost, EGT, trans, fuel pressure), PHP Hydra, full EBPV delete (pedestal & outlet), CNC Fab HP & HPX lines, Riff Raff FRX, Riff Raff IC boots, CCV mod w/catchcan, Reese Titan, AIS, ITP pre-pump filter kit, in-tank mods, Redhead steering box.
Old truck: 2000 PSD 4x4, ext cab, XLT, F-350, auto, V-code springs, air bags, coolant filter, 203 thermostat, CCV mod, Fleetrite ELC, DB Alternator, DB high-torque starter, Tru-cool Max-cool trans cooler, B&M trans temp gauge, 47 gallon Titan tank, ITP pre-pump filter kit.