I've never heard of anyone using a Cherokee steering box for a TJ like I have a Durango box. Because the Cherokee's steering box is mounted to a unibody mount instead of a frame like the TJ's is, I wouldn't suspect too strongly that they would be the same.
And welcome to WF JeepGurl.
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I don't mean to hijack a thread but! from this conversation I take it that some Darango boxes fit on a TJ? what years and are they a direct bolt on? I have 156K on mine and the box is a little tired. The juck yards are full of great parts right now after the cash for clunker deal. So now might be a good time to look for suff Thanks and sorry for jumping in the middle of this. John
79 CJ-7 304 4 speed all stock
07 Dodge Nitro
12 Chevy Malibu
Back in the finger lakes area of upstate NY
from the research I have done ---98-99 dakota or durango 4wd box is a direct replacement. I will be getting a reman from a local auto parts house next month. I decided to go that way instead of a junk yard box because it is only 30.00 more for the reman and they will not hassle me for the different core.