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Old 02-29-2016, 12:53 PM
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SAS Stuff, not general question, details

Finally getting after it. I've had a nice hp d60 and matching Sterling in the garage for years now. Couple of moves. Lost some parts. Skyjacker 4" has moved with me as well. I have the full lift for a same year 1990 f350, minus the rear springs. Axles are getting sandblasted as I type this.

I have a Detroit for the rear and some 4.56 gears to install front and back.
I changed the loose steering shaft out for a Borgson unit, feels like it should from factory. New clutch, master, slave, clutch pivot arm, bushing. Its starting to feel like a new truck. Looks like a bush wagon tho.

I remember reading about replacing the stock steering box with the f350 box, or an aftermarket solution but I can't find the thread anymore, or it was on Bronco or Pirate or something.

So my questions are:
Best replacement for steering box?
Is the hanger and shackle swap gonna push me way higher that the 4" lift?
POR 15 vs powdercoat?
 
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:18 PM
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All I can add is the steering box is the same. It's the pitman arm that changes. If you're putting in a 4" lift, you'll need to use a drop pitman arm anyways.

As far as aftermarket boxes, everyone seems to agree on RedHead boxes I believe. They're just a higher quality rebuilt box than what you'd get from a parts store.
 
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agreed. the steering box is the same, the difference is the pitman arm .
and for a 4 inch lift you are going to need a drop pitman arm.
 
 
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