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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old May 18th, 20, 5:14 PM Thread Starter
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S10 steering setup

Anyone know what the trick setup is for a s10 with a V8 for the track is?

Not looking to do a rack and pinion.

I know a manual box is preferred for the track.

Vega box work?

Chevelle bow work?

Appreciate any information or tips.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old May 19th, 20, 5:51 AM
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Why not just a manual S10 box? G body is the same
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old May 19th, 20, 6:59 AM
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Re: S10 steering setup

Manual boxes are HARD to come by. They were a rare-ish option and most people just threw them away.

I know a chevelle box will work if you went that route. I'm running an 02 S10 ZQ8 box with the quick ratio on my 64. Running an LS motor so the fitting change didn't affect me at all, which you won't have to worry about with manual. Swap the pitman arm out and roll.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old May 19th, 20, 7:38 AM Thread Starter
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Re: S10 steering setup

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Manual boxes are HARD to come by. They were a rare-ish option and most people just threw them away.

I know a chevelle box will work if you went that route. I'm running an 02 S10 ZQ8 box with the quick ratio on my 64. Running an LS motor so the fitting change didn't affect me at all, which you won't have to worry about with manual. Swap the pitman arm out and roll.
Yes, they are. Most parts stores dont even have a source for them. Those that do, want over 220 dollars for them. OUCH!!

Im curious if you think the 02 S10 ZQ8 box is a better upgrade than the Jeep box?

I bought a mids 90's Jeep box for my chevelle, but its not on the road yet.

Its my understanding that cars on the track with more power need a manual steering box.

The manual box that I do have is a 67 manual box with pitnam arm. I assume the steering guts of all manual boxes are the same? I dont know.

I was also told that a Monte Carlo or Gbody manual steering box would work.

Im guess most all manual boxes would fit it?

The chevelle box has 3 bolts on the cover and has 3 bolts that attach it to the frame.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old May 19th, 20, 7:43 AM
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Re: S10 steering setup

Why bother changing it? All of the new performance cars use power steering and dont have issues. Ive seen plenty of 9 and low-10 second late models even running with the factory AC, there is no reason to change it other than unnecessary desire to make a change.

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Why bother changing it? All of the new performance cars use power steering and dont have issues. Ive seen plenty of 9 and low-10 second late models even running with the factory AC, there is no reason to change it other than unnecessary desire to make a change.

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Its a good point. I dont know really. Was told and kind of saw the point they were making that a track vehicle is better off with a manual box. So you dont overcorrect I guess.

The only reason I would change it would be safety. However, maybe it should just stay.

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Why not just a manual S10 box? G body is the same
It seems the S10 manual box is hard to find. Most part stores cant get them anymore.

Correct, I learned that the Monte Carlo manual box is the same.

I assume the guts are the same.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old May 19th, 20, 11:07 AM
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Re: S10 steering setup

the manual GM box "525" is supposed to fit most GM vehicle from the mid 60's up to the end of rear wheel drive passenger cars, going to be hard to find used, only stripper low budget vehicles came with them, you must use the correct pittman arm for your particular car
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the manual GM box "525" is supposed to fit most GM vehicle from the mid 60's up to the end of rear wheel drive passenger cars, going to be hard to find used, only stripper low budget vehicles came with them, you must use the correct pittman arm for your particular car
I will look for the 525. I think this is what I have.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old May 25th, 20, 1:43 PM Thread Starter
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Re: S10 steering setup

Well, the box I have has two numbers on it.

On the box itself the number is 567914.

On the cover of the box the number is 6723.

Any ideas?

I was told when I swapped in onto my chevelle that it was off a 66-67 chevelle.

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old May 25th, 20, 5:06 PM
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Re: S10 steering setup

I would just skip it and save the time and trouble. you have very little or nothing to gain.time, money and sweat go to something more important.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old May 25th, 20, 5:36 PM
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Re: S10 steering setup

Flaming river sells manual boxes and borgensen I think
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