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Old 08-27-2010, 05:30 PM   #1
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steering box

anyone had any experience with poly performance? been looking on their website at the reman psc boxes. $159 + shipping. any input?
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:57 PM   #2
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Poly Performance has a good reputation though I know nothing about their reman steering boxes. I'd take a chance on it based on their reputation though.

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Old 08-27-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
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thanks jerry,
i'm needing a new box, as mine leaks pretty badly. i've never changed one of these, but my son is a mechanic, and will help.
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It's easy to swap, I've swapped mine on the trail. It is heavier than it looks though so when removing the old steering box, don't have your face under it.

Remember NOT to start the engine to bleed air out of the power steering system. Starting the engine to bleed the air out of the power steering lines can ruin the power steering pump through cavitation. Instead, jack the front-end up enough to get the front tires off the ground. Then turn the steering wheel all the way back & forth 50 times to work the air bubbles out, adding a little PS fluid as you go. Caution that the PS fluid level goes up and down in the reservoir as the steering turns left/right. So if it is filled too high at the wrong point in the left/right steering process, it can overflow and make you think incorrectly that you have a massive leak.

After 50 full left-right turns without the engine running, then you can start the engine. A little bit of squealing until the final small bubbles work their way out is normal, check the fluid level again after you've driven it.

Make sure to use only fresh sealed power steering fluid, don't use any that has been open on your shelf. Unsealed containers of PS fluid allow the fluid to pick up moisture which ruins it. A pure synthetic power steering fluid is the way to go as it can handle the heat better that is generated by steering big tires on tight twisty trails.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:59 PM   #5
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thanks for the info, i really appreciate it. i've heard, or read that a stock(oem) box is not recommended if you have bigger tires(mine are 35's). true or false?
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True and False. Some people swear by them some don't.

Ive read that it will not survive then others have no problems.

me personally I like the idea of a steering box with a tighter gear ratio and will bolt in for off road use and heavier applications THAT doesn't break my wallet !!
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:26 AM   #7
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I just installed the durango box on my tj and its doing great knock on wood.

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