Identifying which type of steering box - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 11-27-2012, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Identifying which type of steering box

Does anyone know how to ID what kind of steering box is in our trucks? When I look it up on rockauto, there seems to be a 2-bolt and 4-bolt cover steering gear for trucks 8500lbs and up. What exactly does one look for on the steering box?
ekfinn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 11-27-2012, 03:30 PM
BANNED by Kris
 
BigFuel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 6,218
Thanks: 52
Thanked 113 Times in 105 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Not sure where you see that as when I look on RockAuto I only see the one unit (from different re-builders and not counting the Manual steering).


Matt
'97
-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank

-Oh, and a 2015 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BigFuel is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 11-27-2012, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Look up a 97. My 97 is rated on the door tag for 8800 lbs gvwr. On rockauto there is a split for 8500+ trucks with either a 2 or 4 bolt cover.
ekfinn is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 11-27-2012, 04:52 PM
BANNED by Kris
 
BigFuel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 6,218
Thanks: 52
Thanked 113 Times in 105 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ah, I see now. I generally don't trust any site that lists stuff for the '97 F xxx. I almost always go by the '96 ford stuff. My '97 Cali truck has the 2 bolt cap.

Matt
'97
-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank

-Oh, and a 2015 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BigFuel is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 11-27-2012, 04:56 PM
BANNED by Kris
 
BigFuel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 6,218
Thanks: 52
Thanked 113 Times in 105 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Lying on the ground you can feel if you have the 2 bolt or four bolt by reaching up and feeling around the adjustment screw. If your tires are small enough then you can peek at it from between the frame and inner plastic wheel well.

Matt
'97
-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank

-Oh, and a 2015 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BigFuel is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 11-27-2012, 06:29 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Diesel_brad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gilbert PA
Posts: 2,406
Thanks: 9
Thanked 33 Times in 32 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
97 was the bastard only year. You would have to see if you have a 2 or 4 bolt cap. If you have any other year, you have no worries they are all the same

Looking for Blue 40-20-40 seats. PM me !!!!!!!
Diesel_brad is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 11-28-2012, 04:31 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesel_brad View Post
97 was the bastard only year. You would have to see if you have a 2 or 4 bolt cap. If you have any other year, you have no worries they are all the same
Hehe... Ford must have had a few extra stearing boxes kicking around and said "f**k it... use 'em up."
ekfinn is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 11-28-2012, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigFuel View Post
Lying on the ground you can feel if you have the 2 bolt or four bolt by reaching up and feeling around the adjustment screw. If your tires are small enough then you can peek at it from between the frame and inner plastic wheel well.
Thanks. I'll go look at it today before I order one up.

I wouldn't be going through all this trouble if I had just decided to blast into the deer and scrub the guts off the front. I moved as far to the right of the road as I could, and my front tire caught the roughly 6" lip of the pavement (country road)... and it pulled me right into the ditch. Pretty good sized rock in there, and that force had to go somewhere... right into the steering gear.
ekfinn is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 11-28-2012, 09:54 AM
BANNED by Kris
 
BigFuel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 6,218
Thanks: 52
Thanked 113 Times in 105 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
To keep from having to buy another one in the future spend the money on a big steel bumper. Lets see that deer hurt you then.

Matt
'97
-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank

-Oh, and a 2015 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BigFuel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome