The oem type steering boxes use variable ratio gearing, so at center the ratio is roughly 20:1. As you turn the wheel the steering ratio gradually reduces to about 14:1. The box that I have is a straight ratio of 14:1 so minor changes of the steering wheel at center cause the tires to turn faster. This tends to make the steering very jumpy, like twitching the steering wheel will produce a lane change. It's great offroad because the steering is very fast, but not so much fun on a two lane highway because it's more difficult to make small adjustments.
Well...i was going to put this in myself but not only do i not have a puller but dont have the size socket to fit on the pitman arm.
So...since i'll never use that socket again, i've decided against buying one.
anyone wanna throw a steering box in my rig??? i'll pay in the form of cash, beer, or food...lemme know!
Owen - I won't install it for you, but you are welcome to come up here to Pine Junction and install it using my tools, including my Snap-on conical pitman arm puller. I also have the 33mm socket required to remove the pitman arm on my 2005. Not sure what size yours needs. Let me know.
i actually went to a friends shop and used his air tools, sockets, and a pitman arm puller...still couldnt get the pitman arm off. I also used a torch and heated it up but again, nothing. Even tried to air hammer it off...
So...offer still stands, anyone wanna hook me up by installing my steering box???
So - we are going to get that stuck pitman arm off and install the Durango steering box on Matt's rig on Sunday ( starting at 11:00 am in Pine Junction). If any of you are driving home on Hwy 285 and want to stop by for a beer on Sunday afternoon and check out our progress let me know.