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Old 11-13-2005, 02:29 PM   #1
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How hard is steering with S10 box?

Compared to a stock box without the pump, how hard is it to turn an S10 box in a thirdgen? It's either that or the flaming river rack for me.
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Old 11-13-2005, 03:01 PM   #2
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When the car is moving, you won't notice much difference. It's only noticable when standing still or moving very slowly since there's no power assist. To overcome this, a manual box has a higher mechanical advantage meaning it takes more turns from stop to stop.
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:10 PM   #3
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Thats what I'm looking for. Even when the car is moving now it's harder to steer. So it looks like the s10 box will be a good option.

How is the rack from Hawks? Will it work with a stock front K-Member or is it for a tubular setup?
http://hawksthirdgenparts.com/inc/sdetail/970

also, how does the flaming river kit, FR1495, compare to the S10 box?

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Old 11-13-2005, 07:54 PM   #4
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i have the S10 box with 165 front runner tires and it's pretty simple to turn the wheel. with 245 front tires you couldn't turn the wheel in a parking lot without the car moving. overall it cleaned up some room and took some weight off the car so it's all worth it
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can't wait to get some smaller tires cause even with a 205/70/15 on a stock 15x7 it's a little too much for the street...of course i just had major shoulder surgery about 9 months ago though...
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The flaming river kit If I remember correctly WORKS about the same as an s-10 box BUT its a LOT lighter... I dont remember how much..but its signifigant.. especially given that the weight is up front..

I use the s10 box on mine... Im no weightlifter.. just a skinny white boy...I can drive it fine... With SKINNIES I dont notice it at all...With the stock GTA wheels/tires its a little harder to turn...but not unbearable..I mean I supose if I was a vallet and had to park 5000 cars a day Id prefer power...but For what I do with my GTA the manual steering is great..
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