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2002 Sport Trac SAS rack/pinion

First let me start off by saying love the site.
I wanting to do a SAS on my 2002 Sport Trac.I have been all over and I might be overlooking it. What are my options for steering? This SAS is on a budget. I need to ditch the rack and pinion but dont know what to replace with, will an early ranger or explorer steering box work. Will my p/s pump work?

im using a 1977 f-150 dana 44 with springs and factory arms
 






RangerX

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Take a look through the Projects forum and the SAS Registry forum for any 1995 and up Explorer and see what others have used.
 






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To answer your question about using the factory steering pump, yes you can use it with the SAS. As RangerX suggested, do a lot of research before the build, it'll safe you a lot of money. Ask as many questions as you need, all of us started somewhere but the best thing is research.
 






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Thanks guys. Research is something that I have been doing, and alot of it. I was just trying to save some time with if someone that has already been there and done it.
I see where guys are running the toyota box outside of the frame rails but all of those guys are doing leafs on the front. I am wainting to keep it Ford. I see post where you can use the ranger steering boxes but everyone of those either gets thread jacked to another subject or no responses.
 






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I used a Ranger steering box on my truck but it was a pain to mount and steering seems kind of weak with the pump made for the steering rack. I had the Ranger box laying around so it was free. If you are buying a box I would go with the 70s F150 4x4 box that mounts outside the frame rail because it was a very tight fit with the Ranger box inside the rail. Plus it gives a slightly longer drag link also which should be easier to make less angle at ride height.
 






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