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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Redhead Gear box

New redhead gear box on the way for my truck. The steering play is pretty bad now. Getting a bunch of work done on the front end next fri. Cant wait for it to be all nice and tight again.

-New uppers ball joints
-New UCA bushings
-Adjusting the torsions down a bit so the front end is same height side to side (currently 3/4" lower on one side)
-And a proper alignment. Not just a within factory spec one that im used to getting

Also i once over to see if anything else is worn out.

2006 LBZ
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Airdog2 165, 5" MBRP Turbo back
EFI Live tuned by Idaho Rob, DSP5, ATP
Cognito set at 8" Nor-cal Truck
Fox 2.0 shocks all around, Deaver 6" springs
SS idler support/ Rare parts tie rods
37x13.50x20" toyo MT's/ XD Hoss wheels, Fuel Octanes
HID's All on mod/ AMP reaserch steps
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Dam this redhead has one nice tight box!!!!!

Dont tell my wife...

Kidding aside the truck feels nice and tight again. Still just a wee bit of slop but im thinking it might be in the colum or lower shaft bearing but i have no idea how to change that or even what part it is.

2006 LBZ
Mike L Stage Awesome!
Airdog2 165, 5" MBRP Turbo back
EFI Live tuned by Idaho Rob, DSP5, ATP
Cognito set at 8" Nor-cal Truck
Fox 2.0 shocks all around, Deaver 6" springs
SS idler support/ Rare parts tie rods
37x13.50x20" toyo MT's/ XD Hoss wheels, Fuel Octanes
HID's All on mod/ AMP reaserch steps
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 01:39 PM
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I just had a red head steering box installed along with Cognito uca's, lower ball joints, rare parts hd tie rods, idler and pitman arms with support kit. It tightened up quite a bit but there is still enough play that i am not happy with it. Did you ever replace your steering shaft? Did it help? Im looking for answers.

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33 inch Toyo open country mud terrains on 20 inch black XD monsters
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Yup 2 new ISS and new green bearing. Still have slop in mine and the steering wheel rattle around. Next step is new colum all together.

2006 LBZ
Mike L Stage Awesome!
Airdog2 165, 5" MBRP Turbo back
EFI Live tuned by Idaho Rob, DSP5, ATP
Cognito set at 8" Nor-cal Truck
Fox 2.0 shocks all around, Deaver 6" springs
SS idler support/ Rare parts tie rods
37x13.50x20" toyo MT's/ XD Hoss wheels, Fuel Octanes
HID's All on mod/ AMP reaserch steps
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2014, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Well i spoke too soon about the redhead box! 1st one last 4 months and was leaking. The warranty one they sent me lasted 6 months and is now leaking again and feels sloppy. Really dont wanna put another redhead back in it even if they warranty it. Use it for a core for a new box from some other company

2006 LBZ
Mike L Stage Awesome!
Airdog2 165, 5" MBRP Turbo back
EFI Live tuned by Idaho Rob, DSP5, ATP
Cognito set at 8" Nor-cal Truck
Fox 2.0 shocks all around, Deaver 6" springs
SS idler support/ Rare parts tie rods
37x13.50x20" toyo MT's/ XD Hoss wheels, Fuel Octanes
HID's All on mod/ AMP reaserch steps
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2014, 05:29 PM
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i have the Borgeson HD shaft, and have replaced the green bearing...

IS THERE ANY END TO OUR TRUCK PROBS

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2006 LBZ

[B]4.5" BDS Lift by FullFlex Customs
FOX 2.0 shocks
20X10" Eagle Alloys, 35X12.5" Nitto Trail Grapp. MTs
PCV rerout
EGR Blocked
5" MBRP straight pipe, 7" Dumped Tip
S&B Cold Air Intake
5% Tint, Pioneer Screen, Kicker Sound System
Debadged
Fass 150

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EFI Live by Kory
Boost, EGT, and Edge monitor on the Pillar
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