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PostPosted: Sun, Nov 15 2015, 1:11 pm    Post subject: New re-pop Vega steering box: Reply with quote

Anyone used on of these new chinese boxes? About 5 turns lock to lock , 20-1 ratio , I read specs on them.

I am looking at use of the box on my little gasser project. Light weight car, not much street use IF any.

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PostPosted: Mon, Nov 16 2015, 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not used one personally. I have heard or read that the quality was poor on them. Originals can still be found at swap meets but most of those are worn out. It seems the same steering boxes make it back to the swap meets time and time again. Once the "new buyer" figures out it is trash they become the "new seller". I wonder what the big name chassis shop builders are using.
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PostPosted: Mon, Nov 16 2015, 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Speedway is advertising that they use a Vega style steering box on their "T" bucket kit. I don't think that they would use a poor quality product on their redesign of Total Performance's car. Maybe there is more than one option out there. Both Borgensen and Flaming River have got something going into it. Try looking under the hood of an older S10 truck. It may not be common to find one that didn't have power steering but their standard steering boxes seemed smaller in size. GPster
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PostPosted: Mon, Nov 16 2015, 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GPster wrote:
Maybe there is more than one option out there.
Try looking under the hood of an older S10 truck. It may not be common to find one that didn't have power steering but their standard steering boxes seemed smaller in size. GPster


I believe the Vega box is still the standard. Here is a supplier of new boxes, supposidly using the original GM tooling for $200 https://www.performanceonline.com/Vega-Steering-Box/
From another site dated 2006 to 2010 I see the Flaming River box was having routine failure.
The Bourgson box is another option which I don't have any feedback from, but priced at $320 at Speedway.
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PostPosted: Mon, Nov 16 2015, 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On that POL box. My buddy bought one and the darn mounting ears were off. They told him to keep it and sent another. Go figure???
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PostPosted: Mon, Nov 16 2015, 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Purty much what I was reading on the Vega box new repo's , is complaints of failure in low miles.

As you folks know, complaints seem to get more online time than folks happy with a product.


Also looked at the GM 525 box with the longer steering input shaft ... seems to be re-poped too

6 turns lock to lock !

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PostPosted: Mon, Nov 16 2015, 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you thought about a unisteer?
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PostPosted: Tue, Nov 17 2015, 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chimp koose wrote:
Have you thought about a unisteer?


Yes, till I priced them

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PostPosted: Wed, Nov 18 2015, 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made mine from a 92 escort non power rack .
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PostPosted: Wed, Nov 18 2015, 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen a rack used in a T bucket where it was used like a drag link with the rack mounted parallel to the frame rail.
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