I have read everywhere that Omix makes really shady parts but I would really like a like new steering box to take out the 5 inches or so of play in my steering wheel.
Does any other brand make a steering box? I have searched the web, this is all I have found...
And yes, I know the steering box is my issue and not any other front end parts. Not interested in a H1 steering box and making modifications. Already tried adjusting set screw on my current steering box and no the mount is not loose or broken.
I am also curious about the box. I need to change mine out as mine is getting to where it binds just a little once in a while. If i give me wheel a good tug it will unbind and go back to working like normal. I have an 82 that was the california edition so it has a serpentine belt and the air pump. Changing it over to power steering would not be an easy task.
I think I would avoid OMIX for an important component such as a steering gear. Check out these guys. http://www.larescorp.com/ Rockauto sells their manual steering gear. I was going to purchase one but could never find one in stock. Ended up going with a Hummer H1 PS gear (but I have PS). They are reman in the USA. OMIX will most likely be from China.
That's why I went with a Lares J10 steering box from Advance Auto. They are $96. Spend $4 more and go over $100, and you can use discount code TRT41 for $40 off orders over $100 for a grand total of $60. Free shipping on orders over $75 also. http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...ear#fragment-2
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