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Old 07-21-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
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Anyone local with a Durango Steering Box???

Whats up, everyone!

i'm looking for a durango steering box for my 99...mines leaking pretty good due to the 35's and while i'm currently looking for some 37's i figured i'd do the steering box.

If anyone has one, lemme know!!! I've read there is a tool needed to pull the box otherwise i'd just run to a u-pull yard...

thanks!!!

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Old 07-21-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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Whats up, everyone!

i'm looking for a durango steering box for my 99...mines leaking pretty good due to the 35's and while i'm currently looking for some 37's i figured i'd do the steering box.

If anyone has one, lemme know!!! I've read there is a tool needed to pull the box otherwise i'd just run to a u-pull yard...

thanks!!!
I have one Owen...pulled it earlier this spring and decided not to go with it. It's just sitting in my garage. I paid $60 for it.

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Old 07-21-2014, 03:29 PM   #3
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Pm comin your way
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:05 PM   #4
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The only tool you would need would be the pitman arm puller, other than that it's just wrenches. Been thinking about one too because my psc box is just way too quick for me.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:52 PM   #5
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Yeah, puller is what I dont have...

I was really close to selling my rig but have decided to do my two maintenance things (steering box and rms) and will be ordering in a couple new parts for it.

I think that's a better option than selling for a lightning...
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:02 PM   #6
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Just borrow a puller from O'Reilly auto parts
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:06 PM   #7
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You really need a decent conical pitman arm puller. Those little two arm pullers struggle to do the job.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:32 PM   #8
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The only tool you would need would be the pitman arm puller, other than that it's just wrenches. Been thinking about one too because my psc box is just way too quick for me.
too quick?
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:55 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 08-17-2014, 03:33 PM   #10
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Thanks for the box, man!!

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!
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Thanks for the box, man!!

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.
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Greatly appreciate the offer, man...

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???

thanks!!
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:24 PM   #13
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I bet we can get the pitman arm off. I have a brand new Aircat 1150 impact wrench that I'm dying to try out. - Or Crown pitman arms are only $20 at Quadratec.
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:26 AM   #14
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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.

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