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Old 03-31-2014, 06:01 PM   #1
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New Steering Box, which ratio?

I need to order a new steering box for my 65 mustang. its manual steering and im keeping it manual so I have the choice between a 16:1 and a 20:1 ratio. Im not sure which is better for a non power steering car. I understand the 20:1 will be easier to turn but will take more revolutions of the steering wheel to turn the wheels but is it really that big of a difference in easiness between the 16:1 and 20:1? Does anybody know the stock ratio of manual steering? Keep in mind that I am also running on new edge 17x8 bullitts so its already a little hard to turn with the wide tire.
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What size tire/how sticky are they?
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Tire is a 245. They're not sticky, they're just plain old road tires.
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Do you drive the car hard? If not I'd stick with the 20:1
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I got the 16-1 just make sure you get the right size shaft i think it was 1 1/8 or 1 1/4. I got the wrong size and had to get a new pitman arm and modify it to fit my steering linkage. But anyways iv had no problem with my box im glad i went with the 16-1
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16:1 would be a lot more responsive.
Also a good workout :p
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If it's just a cruiser car, I'd stick with 20:1.
Are you getting one with a variable ratio or non-variable?
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