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What steering box is everyone using for their c10? I'm looking for a replacement with quicker ratios. Thanks
 

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From what I`ve seen over the last few years the consensus seems to be that the stock steering box is 3.25 turns, that is lock to lock far as I know there isn`t any quicker, some one said that they used one from a camaro, not sure how sense they bolt on from inside the frame, have noted over the years that some cars and trucks you can effectively change the fixed ratio with the pitman arm ( shorter) which will speed up the ratio but don`t know if its been done on a C10, maybe look into rack and pinion from some of the sites such as http://www.unisteer.com and maybe here was a long standing recommendation....https://www.redheadsteeringgears.com/?gclid=CLrMioqcs88CFUpNfgodmvEDSQ maybe they have something new or here http://www.flamingriver.com
 

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I was looking at summit. They have a variable ratio box that 13:1 to 16:1 and that sounds nice except the very word variable in the same sentence as steering really bothers me. How reliable are these "variable" steering boxes?
 

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Not sure ...but just did find that CPP offers a 12.24 ratio box for the c10, the stock box is 16.40, they call it their 500 series box...
http://www.classicperform.com
 

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Not sure ...but just did find that CPP offers a 12.24 ratio box for the c10, the stock box is 16.40, they call it their 500 series box...
http://www.classicperform.com
I would stick with the original box being it was made for your truck, seek a good re builder for it. As for CPP I have had bad experience with them on a Tilt Column that I sent BACK for the THIRD time for a full refund, most of there products are from CHINA and NOT Well Made at all. Yes I know most of all (but not all) the aftermarket parts are from China and you cant get away from that but if you use your search bar or google what you want then read as much as you can about each Manufacture and make up your own mind. Other Forum Sites involving these Trucks 67-72 C10 have good info and proven facts about the different Parts & Accessories Catalog places and most don't think to highly of CPP. Sorry for a BAD review on CPP but as always the Truth sometimes hurts. The standard gear box is 4.25 lock to lock and the "quicker gear box's are 3.25 lock to lock so that's only a 1/2 turn each way and in my eyes Not a real big difference. There is some Power Steering gear box re builders that I think can change over to a quicker box with changing out parts but I think like anything else there is going to be a big difference in the price from stock to modified.

PS you can PM me and I will give you more Info on some good sites. I hope this helps you
 

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I bolted an 80 Chev box on my 72 Cheyenne super 30 years ago and it was a wonderful upgrade over OEM . No mods required.
 

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I was looking at summit. They have a variable ratio box that 13:1 to 16:1 and that sounds nice except the very word variable in the same sentence as steering really bothers me. How reliable are these "variable" steering boxes?
Vary reliable, since GM started using them in the late 60s and they were standard on everything by the mid 70s.
 
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