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quick ratio steering box


What years of camaro/firebird can i get a quick ratio steering box from?



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It depends if you want a perfect bolt on. If I recall right, 80 or newer have metric fittings in the box and possibly a different sized coupler/rag joint but otherwise will work.

I put a late 80's Trans Am WS6 box on my 64 GTO but I had to adapt the hoses to the box as well as do some mix and match of parts to make a rag joint that fit. What a killer steering box though! It was under 2.5 turns lock to lock if I recall right.

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Jeep grand Cherokee box is the go to upgrade now..

google it....



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would like a direct fit but as you say not always possible. Was told by a Camaro guy that an 80's box would fit.

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My buddy did the Cherokee upgrade on his 67 lemans .. Loves it.  

 

Pretty painless conversion.

 



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This google thing seems to work ok..

http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/chassis-suspension/ccrp-0901-gm-steering-box-upgrade/

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i have 2 quick ratio boxes out of 1969 camaros 100.00 each


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those are direct hook up I'd assume?? Problem is i'm in BC

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92 GMC S/box 383

68 Beaumont Custom 327 auto

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The Camaro and Trans Am boxes will physically bolt in but they have internal stops inside the box which limit the amount of travel. They will not turn the A body steering linkage to the locks. I Have driven a 66 Beaumont with the TA box and it is annoying when trying to parallel park or do U turns. Noticeably larger steering radius.

Monte SS or Grand Prix Aero coupes have boxes that will work (if properly centered) but the Grand Cherokee box is the easiest to find and best choice. You can buy them over the counter at parts stores in the US quite reasonable.

The Lee manufacturing inserts to adapt to non-metric hoses work very well.
I have quick boxes on my 68 Acadian and 67 Chevelle rag... both Monte SS boxes.
Gary

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Have you considered a Re-manufactured 12:1 AGR box.

I did one on my 67 Grande. Zero issues, total bolt in, same pump and lines. Miles better feel. 



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researching all those options ,Thanks guys for all the input. heading to wreckers this morning to look at a GC, 50% off this weekend, also waiting for call back on AGR box

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