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OEM PRObuilt Steering Box - 2480


OEM PRObuilt Steering Box - 2480
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PART #: 2480


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The most often neglected part of the Classic Volkswagen Drive-Train is the Steering Box. The 113415061C, which is the factory OEM part number, is the most common steering box used. It will work with *All Type 1's, Type 3's, Type 181's and anything that came with a Ball Joint front suspension.

Adjusting the steering box with the adjustment on the top of the box is often over used. As a whole, the steering box is responsible to 40% of the steering wheel play/creep in the steering system. Crazy, right? There is SO MUCH MORE that is responsible for play/creep but we as consumers assume, the steering box is the reason.

What plays a role in play in the Steering System?

Steering Wheel connection to the steering shaft (proper torque)
Steering Shaft connection to the male steering tee
(proper torque)
Male steering tee to the rag joint (rubber doughnut) (proper torque)
Rag joint to the female steering box tee (proper torque)
Female steering box tee to steering box (proper torque)
Steering Box (proper adjustment - set to spec by the PRO's)
Steering Box to beam connection
(proper torque)
Steering Box to pitman (drop arm) connection (proper torque)
Pitman arm connection to the inner right tie rod end (proper torque+creep/deflection in the joint)
Pitman arm connection to the inner left tie rod end (which needs to be bent) (proper torque+creep/deflection in the joint)
Steering Dampener (with or without)
Tie rod Ends (4x)
(Just because it is new does not mean the quality control (QC) of each manufacture is equal to one another, they are all different) (proper torque+creep/deflection in the joint)
Left inner tie rod end to tie rod (proper torque)
Right inner tie rod end to tie rod (proper torque)
Left outer tie rod end to tie rod (proper torque)
Right outer tie rod end to tie rod (proper torque)
Left outer tie rod end to spindle (proper torque+creep/deflection in the joint)
Right outer tie rod end to spindle (proper torque+creep/deflection in the joint)
Upper Left Control Arm to Beam engagement (play/creep in the rotating system - arm to bearing/bushing)
Lower Left Control Arm to Beam engagement (play/creep in the rotating system - arm to bearing/bushing)
Upper Right Control Arm to Beam engagement (play/creep in the rotating system - arm to bearing/bushing)
Lower Right Control Arm to Beam engagement (play/creep in the rotating system - arm to bearing/bushing)

(Link Pin Equipped VW's)
Link pins to arms (proper torque)
King pins (proper reamed fit to bushings along with proper thrust to the carrier)
Drum or Disc Bearing connection (correct thrust on the bearings)
Lug Nuts (correct lug nut to wheel along with proper torque)
Tire load rating or tire pressure (less pressure, more sway, more pressure, less sway)

(Ball Joint Equipped VW's)
Ball Joints (4x)(Just because it is new does not mean the quality control (QC) of each manufacture is equal to one another, they are all different - Once the joint is pressed in, it need to be broken in to have the proper thrust in the joint)
Ball Joint connections to the spindle (proper torque)
Drum or Disc Bearing connection (correct thrust on the bearings)
Lug Nuts (correct lug nut to wheel along with proper torque)
Tire load rating or tire pressure (less pressure, more sway, more pressure, less sway)

Crazy to think how much contributes to the overall steering experience. Click on the complete details tab to understand what makes this OEM Classic VW steering box, PRObuilt.

Made in the USA | Product updated 12/25/23 by Pete

Related: Premium Tie Rod Ends | Steering Dampener

Typical time to install - 4 Hours | Install PDF Link | Install Video |
Tools Needed

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What does this product fit?

  • 1962 through 1977 Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
    1962 through 1975 Karmann Ghia
    All Type 3's
    1973 and 1974 Type 181 Thing
    Mexican Beetle
    Fridolin
    Kit cars with ball joint suspensions

    Fits the following if you replace the early pitman/drop arm and install a 1962-68 pitman/drop arm, (which is now an option):
    1949 through 1961 Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
    1957 through 1961 Karmann Ghia
    Kit cars with link pin suspensions

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5 of 5 VW Beetle Steering Box February 29, 2024
Reviewer: Gregory Cashmer from Clermont, FL United States  
The PRObuilt steering box is the best available. A friend uses it on his Formula Vee race car and recommended it. What an improvement in my Formula Vee steering after installing the PRObuilt steering box. Highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 Love my Probuild steering box January 17, 2024
Reviewer: Dennis from Corrales, NM United States  
I can now drive my 68 bug without fear of crashing.

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5 of 5 Steering Box Ultimate Build !!! Safe !!! November 3, 2023
Reviewer: Mike Ciavarella from Virginia east coast  
This  is the one steering box that is a MUST. I have a crappy 1956  Link pin oval window with the scariest steering box that drives its self.
You hit a bump and you better be white knuckles on the steering wheel get ready for a Direction change. Ive been following all the reviews. And this is the baddest pro built box on the market. My buddy has this box installed on his 61 patina , he let me drive to check out. WOW  man it was like tight and Straight line runner.  But most importantly it was SAFE. Ive gotta get one one day when can afford.
Or maybe win one in a giveaway sometimes. People do win , anyway Im a believer after reviewing comments and the ultimate test was the real test drive !!! Bad Ass Box is what this steering box should be called .. Bug On.

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5 of 5 Worth EVERY penny - Steering Box October 19, 2023
Reviewer: William Tabor from OLONZAC, Herault France  
1967 Type 1 fully (almost) rebuilt.  After months of experiencing less than optimal performance from a very old steering box I pulled the trigger on a PRObuilt Steering Box - 2480.  I say to anyone contemplating the replacement of your steering, don't hesitate.  Installation fairly easy if you have any skill.  Performance of the PRObuilt box...TIP TOP - like driving a new car.  Two finger steering instead of bicep pushes around a corner.  Then damn thing just works like it is suppose to.  Top quality build and instructions are good.  Anyway - I rate this addition to my build as one of the best...

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5 of 5 Great quality and service August 27, 2023
Reviewer: Scott Petersen from Hillsboro, OR United States  
I called with a few questions about the steering box as well as other parts I have ordered in the past. My questions were answered and I purchased the steering box. The box works great and I am extremely happy with the products I have purchased.

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