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Old 03-16-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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durango stearing box upgrade!

Well i finally did this to my jeep new gear box and new pump hopefully by the end of the week ill have my new steering links built and powder coated should look good hopefully everything works right.

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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what year durango do you use

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:43 PM   #3
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what year durango do you use
98-99 durango/dakota v8 4x4
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:05 AM   #4
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is it a direct replacement? do the bolt holes in the frame line up?
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:53 PM   #5
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is it a direct replacement? do the bolt holes in the frame line up?
Its a a little bit bigger and a different steering ratio the factory one has 4 bolts the new one has 3 its suppose to be stronger for bigger tires if u search it on the internet it pulls it up some good right ups about it
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:10 PM   #6
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Well i finally did this to my jeep new gear box and new pump hopefully by the end of the week ill have my new steering links built and powder coated should look good hopefully everything works right.
Let us know how the install goes. I have everything sitting my garage waiting on me to find time to do it!
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:28 PM   #7
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Let us know how the install goes. I have everything sitting my garage waiting on me to find time to do it!
Im finished with the gear box and pump havent drove it yet better everything works ill post some more picks of steering links at the end of the weeks
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:31 PM   #8
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Well its takin me awhile to get this part of my build finish but here it is steering upgrade completely finished now i like how it turned out!
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #9
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:57 PM   #10
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It looks good man!
Im very curious because this is the next step of my build as well, what all did you do with your linkages and TR's?
How do you like the Durango box?
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:11 PM   #11
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It looks good man!
Im very curious because this is the next step of my build as well, what all did you do with your linkages and TR's?
How do you like the Durango box?
Its pretty nice its really tight i was used to the sloppyness from before. We just got the heim joints close to the TR from the factory drill out the holes on all three of them and took a tape measure and got it prett close i really like the look of it. I had the pieces that go in the end of the pipe machined two right hand threads and two left hands. So all you have to do is spin the pipe and it will either tighten it or loosen it kinda cool but pricey for 4 of the it was 86 dollors!
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:42 AM   #12
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What type pump did you use with Durango steering box
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:18 AM   #13
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Wha type pump did you use with Durango steering box
I just bought a new factory one for the jeep
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:19 PM   #14
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I see one issue you might want to remedy, and its actually easy.
Your track bar and drag link are at different angles, that makes for soem awkward steering issues when the suspension moves, If this was my Jeep, I would remove that track bar, or at tle least, modify it so it is at the SAME angle as your drag link... they should move together when the suspension moves...

You can see this in the first picture you posted, the bar directly above the drag link is your track bar.
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I see one issue you might want to remedy, and its actually easy.
Your track bar and drag link are at different angles, that makes for soem awkward steering issues when the suspension moves, If this was my Jeep, I would remove that track bar, or at tle least, modify it so it is at the SAME angle as your drag link... they should move together when the suspension moves...

You can see this in the first picture you posted, the bar directly above the drag link is your track bar.
I know everyone says to remove them i did at one time then it did the death wobble so i put them back on my wife drives it some and i dont want anything to happen while she is driving
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Thanks just Curious because I've had the Durango steering box on mine for about a month and on my steering pump is getting ready to go out
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Thanks just Curious because I've had the Durango steering box on mine for about a month and on my steering pump is getting ready to go out
Well so far mine is still working when it goes out ill replace it with something better

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