These steering boxes are built in Washington state and offer unmatched steering control and longevity. We have personally ran several "other" brands and have had the best results to date with the Red-Head.
This gearbox allows you to retain the factory steering shaft, as well as the stock pitman arm. This is a major advantage especially those with lifted trucks with dropped pitman arms, you will not have to change your pitman arm.
FEATURES & BENEFITS:
12 Month Warranty
Built in the USA
Housings are machined out and replaced with needle bearings
Shafts are flame sprayed or replaced as needed
New control valves installed on some applications
Worm and piston assembly are custom fit with special ordered, precise oversized ball bearings
Sector shafts are installed on a lathe to confirm they are straight and true
Sealing surface is polished to avoid any leaks
PRE-TAPPED PORTS OPTION:
Red-Head offers a porting option for those that are either already running a hydraulic assist steering, or plan to in the future. If you choose to make this upgrade to the box (from the drop down menu), your gear box will come with two pre-drilled and tapped ports with plugs. For clarification, hydraulic assist is NOT something your vehicle would have come from the factory with, rather it is an upgrade that adds a hydraulic ram to the steering linkage to aid in steering. Most vehicles do NOT have this option, thus if you are unsure if you have it, you probably do not.
Cores with broken shafts or cases will receive partial or no core refund.
An upfront core charge is required. Once your core is received and processed, we will promptly issue credit back to you. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Some 1997 models feature a 4 bolt top cover, please verify fitment before ordering.