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Old 11-08-2012, 08:24 AM   #1
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Steering box question

After a few days researching on here and no success I hope someone can answer this.

I am looking for a steering box from any other source that is a direct bolt in for an 06 TJ, 4.0, Auto.

It seems they changed to a mercedes box in 03 but I cannot find what vehicle in the Dodge group uses that same box.

I am not only looking for a stronger one but something less expensive that the $400 from auto parts store and $750 from the stealership and I can possibly get from the junkyard.

Any help will be appreciated.

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My idea of help from the man above is a sniper on the roof.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:19 AM   #2
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Ooops I goofed... It is for an 05 not 06....Not my jeep so.....LOL

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Old 11-08-2012, 09:50 AM   #3
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I know that the dakota/durango box is an upgrade for my 97 but Im not sure if they work for the 03-06 tj.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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Never heard that before...my box is loose what year durango box am i looking for.does anything need to change..
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:01 AM   #5
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:11 AM   #6
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Never heard that before...my box is loose what year durango box am i looking for.does anything need to change..
Just did mine on my 97. 98 durango no snowplow form autozone, $190. Used the instructions solman mentioned. I just had to turn the wheel to get to the bolt on the steering. I know your not suppose to do it but i wasn't going to take the grill off...

Went from a sloppy steering wheel with a dead zone to a very responsive(for a jeep) steering.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:14 AM   #7
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Thanks solman...nice write up.does anyone know about what they go for at a junk yard...price...
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:05 PM   #8
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I think some people where saying they got it for $50 but why get something that is as old or older then what you have now.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:11 PM   #9
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Went from a sloppy steering wheel with a dead zone to a very responsive(for a jeep) steering.
The set screw on the top of the gearbox is what allows the adjustment of how tight your steering is. The gear attached to that set screw is tapered. Being tightened down pulls the thicker end of the tapered gear down on the other gear inside the gearbox, making your steering tighter.

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Thanks solman...nice write up.does anyone know about what they go for at a junk yard...price...
I got mine for $25 off of an XJ at a junk yard. And if your TJ is lifted, the pitman arm on an XJ is the same length, but it has approximately 2 1/2 inches of drop compared to the stock TJ pitman arm. You won't get charged for the pitman arm if you leave it on the gearbox, plus it will correct your steering angles if you are lifted 3-6 inches.

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