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Old 08-18-2013, 08:10 AM
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Take it to the local machine shop and have them press it off.
Should only be a few $.
I would not grind it unless your planning on tossing it in
the recycle bin.

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Now days they want an hour minimum and that's 80-100.
 
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:48 PM
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Has anyone tried seeing if the F550 steering boxes are more durable and could they be made to fit a f250 or f350?
 
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Has anyone tried seeing if the F550 steering boxes are more durable and could they be made to fit a f250 or f350?
I doubt if that would pan out, I would just get a rebuilt somewhere with a good guarantee.
 
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:51 PM
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So, the verdict is that the Red Head box is much better than a off shelf rebuild? I'm at the point of replacement and want the best bang for the buck, short and long term reliability, Thanks, Artieb
 
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:56 PM
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So, the verdict is that the Red Head box is much better than a off shelf rebuild? I'm at the point of replacement and want the best bang for the buck, short and long term reliability, Thanks, Artieb
Were you at lunch when the jury was deliberating?
 
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:07 PM
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I was going to edit my last post about a group buy. Looks like we had one in September.... Anyone interested? ex10v, I was at dinner and my steering box is out for lunch.
 
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by artieb View Post
So, the verdict is that the Red Head box is much better than a off shelf rebuild? I'm at the point of replacement and want the best bang for the buck, short and long term reliability, Thanks, Artieb
I don't give a second thought to my steering box and that is a good thing. It has held up well in 30K miles. Heard some rumblings lately of some issues with recent rebuilds but you'll need to search the forum to see how many and what the results where. I would still recommend one over normal spray and prays.
 
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Originally Posted by artieb View Post
I was going to edit my last post about a group buy. Looks like we had one in September.... Anyone interested? ex10v, I was at dinner and my steering box is out for lunch.
Realizing this is months old, but I'd be interested in a Red Head group buy. New-to-me 2005 PSD 4x4, 180K, sloppy steering.
 
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Originally Posted by cgmjr View Post
Realizing this is months old, but I'd be interested in a Red Head group buy. New-to-me 2005 PSD 4x4, 180K, sloppy steering.
Not sure how much that would save you, but this thread is never too old. I bought a Red Head and installed it about 2 years ago it seems now, and never a bit of trouble since.

I had to get help at a local 4 Wheel Parts shop to get the pitman arm off. They were going to charge me $20 to pull it, but I bought a replacement from them for about $30 and they R&R the new one.
 
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Originally Posted by rickbrad View Post
Not sure how much that would save you, but this thread is never too old. I bought a Red Head and installed it about 2 years ago it seems now, and never a bit of trouble since.

I had to get help at a local 4 Wheel Parts shop to get the pitman arm off. They were going to charge me $20 to pull it, but I bought a replacement from them for about $30 and they R&R the new one.
I need to meet my local 4 Wheel Parts guys, so this will be a good excuse. I plan to buy a new pitman arm as well because I don't have a big enough air impact to challenge that job, and that would cost a lot more that a new arm.
 
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:48 AM
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I have a used box I'll be installing today or tomorrow. I'll know for sure if I'll need a redhead box. If so, I would definitely want a group buy discount.
I'll know soon, and get one going, thanks,Artie
 
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:47 PM
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A RedHead gear for $356 plus shipping plus shipping the core back.

OR

An A1Cardone for $166 AFTER taxes at local OReilley (No Shipping) (Limited Lifetime Warranty).
(That's a 215% PLUS price difference!! or more than twice the price! Is there that much extra Bang to justify that much buck?)

OR

Here for only $123 plus core return shipping.
(Nearly 3 times less than the RedHead)

I guess it may also depend on our individual financial circumstances.
 
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bnjmnalan View Post
A RedHead gear for $356 plus shipping plus shipping the core back.

OR

An A1Cardone for $166 AFTER taxes at local OReilley (No Shipping) (Limited Lifetime Warranty).
(That's a 215% PLUS price difference!! or more than twice the price! Is there that much extra Bang to justify that much buck?)

OR

Here for only $123 plus core return shipping.
(Nearly 3 times less than the RedHead)

I guess it may also depend on our individual financial circumstances.
Yikes I'll definitely never get one now, especially when they are just another rebuilt OEM box but with more advertising...........plus they have problems too.

They do have red paint on them..........lol
 
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Hmmm, that links to a box for an Excursion. The one for my truck (05 F350 4X4 SD) is here, $312.35. I presume there is a difference between the units?
 
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Originally Posted by cgmjr View Post
Hmmm, that links to a box for an Excursion. The one for my truck (05 F350 4X4 SD) is here, $312.35. I presume there is a difference between the units?
Yes there is a difference. 2005 and up has the coil spring with radius arms front suspension design.

I put a Red Head on my 2005 F250 about a year ago. Steering is tight now.

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