Steer and Gear Modern "feel" PS box; Go with a quick ratio pitman/idler?

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  1. General23cmp

    General23cmp Well-Known Member

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    I am planning to have my leaky power steering box rebuilt by Steer and Gear with their "Modern" feel option. I was considering also going with the quick ratio pitman and idler setup than many vendors offer. What are your thoughts on this setup for a cruiser (1969 Satellite convertible)? I need to rebuild my steering linkages, etc. anyway to get the most out of everything, so I was considering the ratio swap with the pitman/idler while I'm at it.

    Car is currently a bone stock 318 car with an auto trans, so I don't expect clearance problems (right?) with the longer pitman/idler. If I ever upgrade the engine, I may go with a modern EFI hemi rather than a 440, for example, but am happy with it right now the way it is. I know the larger engines with headers can have clearance issues.
     
  2. JimKueneman

    JimKueneman FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    My 2 cents, replace all the front end wear parts (tie rods/ball joints/upper and lower bushings) and do the modern feel (I did stage III in Firm Feel lingo) for my 318 Coronet. It is all the handling and steering feel improvements I needed.
     
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