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Dan 21
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted October 22, 2001 09:20 AM

On a 77 Monte style stock steering box can anyone tell me how to slow the steering down some ? It is very sensitive and over reacts.Will drilling the orffice on the pressure side larger slow it down and if so how much to increase in size. Thank's DR21

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted October 22, 2001 12:43 PM UIN: 14464409
what i would do is put on a longer pitman arm. the longer they are the slower it turns and the shorter they are the quiker they turn. this might help.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 183
posted October 22, 2001 03:56 PM
The longer pitman arm will work, but you'll have lots of other changes to do so the steering will operate properly. I would think the best way would be to, just replace the box.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted October 22, 2001 05:38 PM
A longer Pitman will increase the steering effort required, but it will also SPEED UP the steering. A shorter Pitman will SLOW your steering(less turning for a given amount of steering wheel input). I know on 2nd Gen Camaros there was a shorter arm used on 80' and 81' 6 cylinder cars along with a different draglink (#ds883 I believe).
Other options are installing a steering quickener backwards or installing a softer spring & smaller orificed valve on the output side of the pump.

However, most people want their steering quicker, so I'm guessing there might be something else going on here. Do you know what your castor #'s are? If you are negative instead of positive the car will steer too easily and be darty and harder to manage.
Good Luck

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 0
posted October 22, 2001 07:33 PM
Sounds like it could be a veriable ratio box.Just try another box see if that helps.

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