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Old 05-14-2015, 04:51 PM   #1
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Sweet mfg Power steering box review

So I finally had enough of my worn out stock box and decided to give Sweet Mfg a try. I know a lot of people have gone with Lee in the past, but i have heard they have had issues so I decided to try someone else.

I got Sweet's 700 series box part number 206-12220. Which you can see here: https://sweetmfg.biz/product.php?pro...&cat=18&page=1

I know the delphi 600 series steering box is all the rage, but usually these are around $650 bucks and that was just more than I wanted to spend.

It seemed that no one knew the torsion bar size in the stock ws6 box, but after doing a lot of searching i found a post on this forum that said it was .210, i was never able to verify this but I think its correct. I felt that the stock steering weight was a little light, so i went up to .220 and it turns out its a touch heavier than my stock box, i think this confirms that the stock box is .210 and I think weight is perfect now. I called a few places and they all recommend a smaller t-bar because they thought the factory box was a .190 or something. I'm glad I went with my gut and got the .220.

I don't have a lot of miles on the box and because my car is set up for road racing, I really dont put many miles on the car in general. But so far, the box is a massive improvement over what I had before. Its no rack and pinion, but the steering is now very good. I'm totally happy with the box and I hope it maintains this precision for a long time... time will tell.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:00 PM   #2
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Keep us posted.
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Let us know how it works out.
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:06 AM   #4
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Re: Sweet mfg Power steering box review

Colt: I'm considering the same box as well. How has it held up over the last couple of years? Any slop creeping back in?
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Old 03-18-2017, 03:24 PM   #5
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Colt: I'm considering the same box as well. How has it held up over the last couple of years? Any slop creeping back in?
I still don't have tons of miles on it. But it's been great so far. I recommend it.
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Good stuff. Thanks!
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Fat chance, but is it just painted or is that an aluminum casting?
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:17 PM   #8
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Its some sort of plating, probably nickel. Its held up really well so far, though, my car doesn't see a ton of miles. My car had some valve train issues last summer (2016) so I put even less on it. I have tuned my car for road racing, and the .220 torsion-bar (valve) is great for me. If your car is going to be just a street car, get the .210 bar - the smaller the bar, the lighter the steering.
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Is that a direct drop-in or did you have to buy other parts and/or modify for compatibility?
I just began noticing how sloppy my steering is now that I installed an Astro steering shaft.
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I have tuned my car for road racing, and the .220 torsion-bar (valve) is great for me. If your car is going to be just a street car, get the .210 bar - the smaller the bar, the lighter the steering.
How much different is the 210 vs the 220? I don't remember my stock box (which I think is supposed to be 210) being too hard, so I was thinking of opting for the 220.
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Thanks for the post, I ordered mine today.
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Re: Sweet mfg Power steering box review

When I do a "206-12220" sweet search, I get this page:http://www.pscmotorsports.com/psc-mo...220-valve.html at the top. I wonder if it's the same unit as Sweet.
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When I do a "206-12220" sweet search, I get this page:http://www.pscmotorsports.com/psc-mo...220-valve.html at the top. I wonder if it's the same unit as Sweet.
Sweet boxes are brand new, that box is refurbished.
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Is that a direct drop-in or did you have to buy other parts and/or modify for compatibility?
I just began noticing how sloppy my steering is now that I installed an Astro steering shaft.
I would also like to know this. Direct swap?
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I would also like to know this. Direct swap?

It was in my 88 IROC Z
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When I do a "206-12220" sweet search, I get this page:http://www.pscmotorsports.com/psc-mo...220-valve.html at the top. I wonder if it's the same unit as Sweet.
It is not. PSC is putting the sweet part numbers in their webpage to influence web traffic. Totally shady.

Also, the box is a direct replacement for the factory box. No special hardware needed.
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