Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum > New Steering Gear Box - go Durango or Stock?

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: New Steering Gear Box - go Durango or Stock? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
12-13-2011 08:57 PM
fourty4magjr
Quote:
Originally Posted by redlig View Post
If you had bigger tires do you think you would notice I want to run37 and am getting my info together and. Am interested in the Durango box
Yeah I would guess if you put 37s on with the stock steering box then switched to a Durango box you would almost certainly feel a differance. But if you were to do that I wouldn't take the risk getting a junkyard one like I did
12-13-2011 07:41 PM
redlig
Quote:
Originally Posted by fourty4magjr
I got my Durango box from a junkyard for 50 so I went with it and I like it not much of a difference that I can tell. I only have 31s but i had to replace it so why. It get the Durango one . And that link that pickncrew posted is full of all the info you'll need!
If you had bigger tires do you think you would notice I want to run37 and am getting my info together and. Am interested in the Durango box
12-13-2011 03:22 PM
Gary2 I have connections at NAPA and get great prices but gave up on their steering boxes years ago on my pick up , it took 3 to get one right and it still didn't last , they are as hit or miss as any other parts store. I eventually went with PSC and have continued to use them on anything that needs a box
12-12-2011 10:27 PM
fourty4magjr I got my Durango box from a junkyard for 50 so I went with it and I like it not much of a difference that I can tell. I only have 31s but i had to replace it so why. It get the Durango one . And that link that pickncrew posted is full of all the info you'll need!
12-12-2011 10:19 PM
pickncrew I hear what you are saying SirGeorge...
also -
RockAuto: (Cardone)
Stock: $108
Durango: $133
12-12-2011 10:12 PM
SirGeorgeKillian I'll be the odd ball, if you are changing a broken part, replace it with something better. Just because you don't have plans for anything larger than 33's doesn't mean that you will never put anything larger than 33's on. Especially hanging around this place
12-12-2011 09:35 PM
pickncrew Hope it's okay to post this link but think it sums it up the best... pretty informative:

Durango Steering Gear Swap

"If you have a stock TJ there is no real reason to do this swap.
The major reason for the Durango swap is due to the increased turning power provided by the larger internal piston which is better suited for Jeeps with larger than stock tires (34" or larger)"
12-12-2011 08:52 PM
Jerry Bransford If you have no plans to go bigger than 33", I'd just go with a stock steering box. I'd definitely go with the NAPA steering box, I wouldn't mount anything from Autozone.
12-12-2011 08:50 PM
pickncrew
New Steering Gear Box - go Durango or Stock?

I have to replace the stock steering gear box in the '02 TJ as it's leaking badly but I have been considering replacing (upgrading) it to the '99 Durango box for greater durability and quicker turning. The thing is I have no plans to run greater than 33" tires and I am wondering if the added expense. In my case - combo on/off road use, trail rides, nothing extreme.

Are folks happy with their Durango boxes? Worth it or any Regrets / Problems? Any feedback is appreciated... thanks.


Pricing excluding core charge:

Napa stock: $166.95
Napa Durango: $224.70

Autozone stock: $139.99
Autozone Durango: $187.99 Duralast

Advance Auto stock: $135.99
Advance Auto Durango: $179.99 Fenco
(- $50 w/coupon code)

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC