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Old 11-02-2010, 07:30 PM
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Tighten up the Steering

This is my first post and I hope many more to come. I've learned a lot from everyone here, much appreciated.

Anyway I have a 05 F250 with a 6" lift and 35" tires, what are the best moves to make to create better handling and tighter steering? I feel like there could be less play in my steering wheel.

My wheel bearings are good.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:39 PM
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I am not a pro, but i do know that with a lift and big tires, A dual steering stabilizer of great quality, cannot be beat! And Remember that the stabilizers are like shocks, they leak and wear out and will need periodic replacement. I also like to get under the truck and tighten and inspect everything myself on a reg basis. Good Luck!
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:19 PM
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Thanks for the response, it there any particular setup on the steering stabilizer you like?
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:19 PM
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Check out the top gun customz. Lift Kits, Leveling Kits, and Shock Absorbers - Suspension System Specialists! - Top Gun Customz that is what im am going with i have a pro comp now. but the design sucks it bangs into my front diff when i turn sharp.
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Check out your tie rod ends i replaced all mine on my last f250 and it drove like a new truck afterwards
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:44 AM
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What about getting a hydraulic steering assist?
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:55 PM
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Steering boxes on super duties suck..it's just ugly reality of owning a Super Duty
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:38 PM
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Redhead offers a rebuilt unit that is built to much tighter tolerances than a factory steering box:

Red-Head Steering Gears, Seattle WA - Red-Head Steering Gears Home
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:42 PM
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Also wanted to mention I spoke with Harvey at Redhead and he told me:

We do have a gear box in stock for your 05 F350 4x4, your cost would be $366 exchange. This is an upgraded gear box, we custom fit the worm and piston assembly with oversize balls according to need. We have 5 oversizes, the manufacturer just uses standard decimal balls, as does everyone else who rebuilds these. However, if the lash is not taken up between these components it will never drive like it should. The core charge on this gear box is $200. Harvey

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