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I have a couple questions I need a steering box for my 3500. Where is the best place to get them and where to stay away from? Also I see 2 different ratio options for them? What is the differences? What is the advantage from one to the other? I am also looking to upgrade with one of the steering box stabilizers also any input and opinions on them would be great also thanks.

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dealer. If not you have to change them very often. like once a year till you get a good one.

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Get one from the dealer and if it needs adjusting then adjust it. They hold up the best. I have had my fair share of changing napa and autozone, and what ever aftermarket boxes there are very often. some were crappy right out of the box. I got so good swapping out boxes it would only take me 45 min. The OEM steering box at the dealer is the best one from my personal experience.
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I have a couple questions I need a steering box for my 3500. Where is the best place to get them and where to stay away from? Also I see 2 different ratio options for them? What is the differences? What is the advantage from one to the other? I am also looking to upgrade with one of the steering box stabilizers also any input and opinions on them would be great also thanks.

If you have the orignal dodge box try adjusting it first.
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Thanks ,sounds like the dealer hands down, I would try to adjust mine but it also is leaking pretty good.

2002 3500 6 speed ex. cab 4x4 custom flatbed farm truck 9,120 lbs. light weight ALL WAYS HAULIN HAY, CATTLE OR A-$-$!!!! BHAF,4" OPEN STACKS,EDGE JUICE WITH ATTITUDE, AIR DOG II 100,SOUTH BEND CLUTCH
1982 IH Transtar Eagle 4370 turned up 400 Cummins big cam, straight 6" bull haulers one hell of a
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yeah if its leaking, se ya later, get e new one. Also flush out your power steering system while you are there. Put a synthetic powersteering fluid in like the Red Line brand. I did that to my truck only because it helps with the snowplow on the frontend in the winter. It also adds a better protection to the power steering pump. Some vehicals use tranny fluid but the problem with that is the heat made by the pump breaks the tranny fluid down very quick. Before you know it its burnt. Not the case with synthectic PS fluid.
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