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Old 03-22-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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steering Gear box swap

Hey wf I have some questions about the 99 durango steering box seal for my 97 tj sport. What will be my advantages and disadvantages? The pros.and.cons.? The reason why I've bringing this up is.due to my steering wheel haveing about 1/2 turn play and my steering gear box getting very loose

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Old 03-25-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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So you have a Durango box in already and there's slop in it? Sounds like worn gear inside it. Or you want to put one in? There's a lot of posts here on steering gear box if you search. I swapped mine out with a re-man and stayed with stock. You may want to re-state your question a little clearer for better response.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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I have a durango box sitting in my garage waiting to go in. Its supposed to be a direct swap. Only suggestion is have a friend help you. Those things are quite heavy. Oh and get a puller cause your gonna have to pull the pitman arm and swap that over.
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So you have a Durango box in already and there's slop in it? Sounds like worn gear inside it. Or you want to put one in? There's a lot of posts here on steering gear box if you search. I swapped mine out with a re-man and stayed with stock. You may want to re-state your question a little clearer for better response.
My question is stated correctly I wanted to know the good and the bad of.doing the sawp my steering box has bad play in it due to time.and wear and tear
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:09 AM   #6
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The bigger box will help turn larger heavier tires. You may lose some turning radius on a remanufactured box though.
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The bigger box will help turn larger heavier tires. You may lose some turning radius on a remanufactured box though.
I understand. Will it sustain the off road stress?
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Yea, it will better than the stock one at least.
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Yea, it will better than the stock one at least.
I do not know how to search for the walk through thread of the installation of the swap. Can someone help me find it?
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I googled it and found this sounds pretty simple http://www.universityofjeep.ca/Tech/...onversion.html may take more time for me though
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The bigger box will help turn larger heavier tires. You may lose some turning radius on a remanufactured box though.
Why would a reman have a smaller turning radius than a used/new one?
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Why would a reman have a smaller turning radius than a used/new one?
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Why would a reman have a smaller turning radius than a used/new one?
Now that I read it again, it may be a small amount of turning loss in all Durango box's. Not a big deal.
I read something about it here I think.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...hlight=durango

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