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Old 08-05-2010, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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red head steering gear scam????

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.
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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red head steering

used them alot when ihad a shop in seattle. very good try calling local number 206-364-3333

hope this helps
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just go to O'Reilly's and buy the Cardone one that is lifetime warranty for $189. I just did one in mine along with new hoses, ps pump and the MOOG swaybar links. Everything cost me $484 OTD.
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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?
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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.
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