Steering Box Question....1969 RR - whats the best ratio from stock ?

Suspension, Steering and Brakes

  1. zeronetzero

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    Have stock ratio steering box and want tighter more responsive steering....suggestions on rebuilds vs. buying new welcome...
    what are the best ratios 16:1 or 20:1 to get rid of the play
    Thanks !
     
  2. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    manual or power
     
  3. zeronetzero

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  4. Russ69Runner

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    See new steering box for sale but did not see a rebuild kit for one. Have you checked for play in the pit man arm. Also is every thing tight in the linkage's. Can't say much on the Ratio may be some of the other guy's will have a better answer for ya. :steering:
     
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    The fast ratio's are hard to steer, imagine another 800 lbs on the front. Power steering with a firm feel box.
     
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  6. bigmanjbmopar

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    I got the borgeson box 14:1 works great, so well you will want to upgrade the rest of the stock suspension which is on my to do list. It's like putting bmw steering on your classic great steering but bumpy all over crappy ride.
     
  7. 1969ronnie

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    hi, you have 24-1 box now. if you go to 20-1 it will take a full turn out lock to lock. around 5.5 turns 24-1 and 4.5 turns with a 20-1. very nice and responsive and still easy enough to park. I like the 20-1 ratio. ronnie
     
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    Just finished switching from manual to power steering using the borgeson box with the bergman coupler. I brought the whole setup from Bergman Auto Craft one stop shopping. Awesome setup!
     

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