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Old 05-24-2004, 10:23 AM
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Saganaw vs Toyota

There are two companies providing steering upgrade kits for my 55 2nd series PU. One uses a Saganaw which mounts to the out side of the fame and requires moving the shocks. The other provides a Toyota steering unit and mounts to the inside of the frame in place of the old unit and requires no additional modifications. I would be happy with either and they both cost about the same. My interest or concern is whether or not Toyota is equal to the task. IE Which unit (Saganaw or Toyota) do you feel is the best?

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Old 05-24-2004, 11:45 AM
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Toyota makes quality durable parts, if it makes your conversion easier I wouldn't hesitate to incorporate their parts in your rod. What is the Toyota box going to be out of?
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Old 05-24-2004, 11:56 AM
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Not sure what it is out of. Brothers sells a kit to change over to power steering. Their kit is based around the Toyota gear box. CPP makes a kit that cost the same, but is based on changing over to a Saganaw unit. Both suppliers will supply all the parts.

Just not sure if the gear radius is better in the Toyota, better bearings, finer tooth for smoother turns, and all that sort of thing.

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being a Toyota guy, i can say their boxes are great. a lot of 4 wheelers use them(ifs boxes) for hysteer applications because of the way the pitman arm mounts to the box. i am not sure what gear ratio they have, but i think mine was 5 turns lock to lock with the stock steering wheel.
i ran 35" tires on my yota for 2 years and never had 1 problem turning them, in even the thickest mud.
i hope this will aide in your decision.
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