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RedHead Steering Gear Box - 1988-1996 Chevy and GMC Trucks - 15:1 Ratio - Small Housing

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Part #2864S-M/H. Fits most 1988-1996 Chevy or GMC 1500 2X4 or 4X4 and 2500 2X4 Pickups. If you have a 1988 - 1991 you need to determine which side of the frame your steering gear mounts on. If it mounts on the inside of the frame then you have this steering gear. If it mounts on the outside of the frame then you need to order our Part number RH-2856.

If you are looking for the 2500 4X4 or the 3500 Pickups, then you need a RH-2864L-M/H. The difference between these two is whether you have a small or large housing. To see which one you have, there are casting numbers on the housing. If you have an 83, then you have a small housing, the RH-2864S-M/H. If you have an 84, then you have a large housing, the RH-2864L-M/H. If you order a 2864L (84 Housing) and return a 2864S (83 Housing), you will only be refunded partial core credit.

The RedHead steering gear box is simply the best in the industry. They go above and beyond to make sure you are getting the best quality gear box and they back it with a 1-year unlimited mile warranty. This is not your typical steering gear box you would get at an auto parts store, every worm and piston assembly are custom fit with precision steel balls and they install every sector shaft on a lathe to ensure it is straight and true. We have had nothing but awesome results with the Redhead steering box and we know you will too.

Features and Benefits:

  • Custom fit worm and piston assembly worth precise over-sized ball bearings
  • Every sector shaft is installed on a lathe to ensure it is straight and true
  • Polished sealing surface to a higher polish than new
  • Machined out housings with new needle bearings
  • Made in the USA
  • Highest quality of seals
  • 1-year unlimited mile warranty

This gear is a 15:1 ratio and is stock. If you would like an 18:1, please order this gear - 2864S-M/H-4T. If you would like the quick ratio (12.7:1 Ratio), please order this gear - 2864SQW-M/H.

Red-Head offers a porting option for those that are either already running a hydraulic assist steering, or plan to in the future. If you choose to make this upgrade to the box (from the drop down menu), your gear box will come with two pre-drilled and tapped ports with plugs. For clarification, hydraulic assist is NOT something your vehicle would have come from the factory with, rather it is an upgrade that adds a hydraulic ram to the steering linkage to aid in steering. Most vehicles do NOT have this option, thus if you are unsure if you have it, you probably do not.


OPTION 1: You can accept it, which means you will be charged for the
part AND the core at time of purchase. You still have the option to
send it back, and if you do, the core will be refunded back on the card
used, presuming the core meets core criteria and the core is returned
within 21 business days from originally receiving your order. If you
have outstanding circumstances that would not allow the return to occur
within 21 days, please contact us.


OPTION 2: You can defer the core charge. If you defer it, you will
not be charged a core at time of purchase. You will have 21 business
days from the day you receive it to send it back. As long as the core is
received within the 21 business days, you will not be charged. If 21
business days goes by and you do not send it back, the card on file will
be charged the core amount. You still may send it back, and once
received, we will issue the core amount as in store credit, pending any
limitations as set forth by the manufacturer. Core deferral is limited to payment by credit card only.

You have the option for us to include a pre-paid return label. with the shipment for ease of returning your core. With this option, you will merely need to drop the re-packaged core with accompanying shipping label off at a UPS drop-off. Otherwise, it will be your responsibility to supply your own means of returning the core. Pre-paid return label option is only applicable to the lower 48 contiguous United States. Please contact us if you have any questions.

RedHead Steering Gear Box - 1988-1996 Chevy and GMC Trucks - 15:1 Ratio - Small Housing fits the following vehicles:

  • 1988 Chevrolet C1500
  • 1988 Chevrolet C2500
  • 1988 Chevrolet K1500
  • 1988 GMC C1500
  • 1988 GMC C2500
  • 1988 GMC K1500
  • 1989 Chevrolet C1500
  • 1989 Chevrolet C2500
  • 1989 Chevrolet K1500
  • 1989 GMC C1500
  • 1989 GMC C2500
  • 1989 GMC K1500
  • 1990 Chevrolet C1500
  • 1990 Chevrolet C2500
  • 1990 Chevrolet K1500
  • 1990 GMC C1500
  • 1990 GMC C2500
  • 1990 GMC K1500
  • 1991 Chevrolet C1500
  • 1991 Chevrolet C2500
  • 1991 Chevrolet K1500
  • 1991 GMC C1500
  • 1991 GMC C2500
  • 1991 GMC K1500
  • 1992 Chevrolet C1500
  • 1992 Chevrolet C2500
  • 1992 Chevrolet K1500
  • 1992 GMC C1500
  • 1992 GMC C2500
  • 1992 GMC K1500
  • 1993 Chevrolet C1500
  • 1993 Chevrolet C2500
  • 1993 Chevrolet K1500
  • 1993 GMC C1500
  • 1993 GMC C2500
  • 1993 GMC K1500
  • 1994 Chevrolet C1500
  • 1994 Chevrolet C2500
  • 1994 Chevrolet K1500
  • 1994 GMC C1500
  • 1994 GMC C2500
  • 1994 GMC K1500
  • 1995 Chevrolet C1500
  • 1995 Chevrolet C2500
  • 1995 Chevrolet K1500
  • 1995 GMC C1500
  • 1995 GMC C2500
  • 1995 GMC K1500
  • 1996 Chevrolet C1500
  • 1996 Chevrolet C2500
  • 1996 Chevrolet K1500
  • 1996 GMC C1500
  • 1996 GMC C2500
  • 1996 GMC K1500
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