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post #1 of 3 Old 09-25-2013, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Power Steering Upgrade?

I'm going to life my 2006 f350 with a 4.5" RC 4 link. Then put 35s on 20s. I need to replace the power steering pump before hand, because it is leaking. Should I stick with a regular pump, like one from ford or like Napa, OR, is there some kind of upgrade i can/should get because I'm going bigger with wheels/tires/suspension?

If there's no available upgrade in the power steering pump, where else would it be useful/good to upgrade in the other steering components?
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No aftermarket pump that will help, all the parts are remans. Redhead rebuilds steer gears with needle bearings with tighter tolerances. If you want more turning power you have to go with a hydraulic assist kit which are spendy but work great. If you don't off road much it's probably not required.

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I was able to put a pretty nice hydraulic assist for less than a couple hundred dollars. I was running 38" mud tires which were impossible to turn with the little jeep pump. This fixed the problem and made it a lot easier to turn those giant tires...

I know the write up is for a jeep but I am sure you could use a similar principle

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