The extra attention to detail when it comes to fitting ball bearings on the worm and piston assembly was worth the extra $100 to me. I used to be all about the lifetime warranty vatozone accessories but the last time I’ve had to replace an alternator, power steering pump, or now a gear box, they’re special order anyways, why they don’t have those on the shelf of every autozone globally considering millions of vehicles still on the road today use all those things butOther than a little more attention to tolerances/QC and some red powder coat, Red heads are the same thing as a Vatozone box.
Same with a Howe box or any other rebuild. They are all using sector shafts from the same vendors. Ain't nobody making sector shafts out of 300M.
again, that only works if they have the parts on the shelf, ive basically just committed to carrying each extra engine accessory with me everytime i go down there at this point. But i do see and agree with your logic here.But, your Vato zone lifetime warranty works in Baja too.