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Old 01-20-2011, 07:26 AM
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upgrade to GM steering question

Hey guys, I had a customer come into my shop the other day asking about upgrading to a GM steering system? I have never heard of this before and dont know if hemay be mistaken about his info? He didnt know much about it other than it was avail in a kit form but he did not know the manufacturer. I dont have much info to work off of here so I figured Id ask if anyone heard of such an upgrade? Im guessing this would also fit an F250SD too but I cant find anything. Thanks.
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:00 AM
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I am on alot of other forums and I have never heard of that either......stock steering gear is weak on SD and Excursion.......the most common and most popular steering gear upgrade is to switch to the Readhead gear
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:12 AM
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I know a buddy of mine tried a pump "upgrade" that was using a gm power steering pump and you take your factory ford pump mount and cut it to fit the gm and then bolt it in place. It uses the ford pulley on the gm pump. Some company in texas made it and it was a nightmare that was way worse then stock. After 2 leaky pumps and 1 that the shaft was machined too small he threw it away and got another stock pump!
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Thanks for the replies guys. Im going to present the Red head option to him for starers. Other than that, stock will suffice I suppose. The truck is turning 37in Toyo OC/MT w/2 stabilizers already. Hes a new customer so I didnt want to begin our relationship by disappointing his desires. LOL. Oh well I tried.
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Redhead would be the way to go......they remove the bushings and re machine for needle bearings ......should be much better for the larger tires
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