|05-03-2013 01:26 PM|
|RevCo666||Thanks everyone who helped me make up my mind on what to get for my steering gear. Went with stock version. Yes I understand about the durango version being more like an upgrade but it won't be useful for me as I'm only running 31's and according to the write up Durango Steering Gear Swap they say its really only good for those running 34's and up(which I don't plan on). After cost and shipping I made out on 175$CAN which is hell of alot better then 285$CAN from my local shop even tho I checked the prices all over online and local parts stores as well in my region. I would like to point out that even tho the part is re-manufactured, it has a lifetime warranty(which I double checked with the company that makes it) so again, I am not at a loss.|
|05-02-2013 09:36 PM|
|05-02-2013 09:19 PM|
|Jaxon1023||Going to next month and a friend of mine just did it|
|05-02-2013 08:37 PM|
|05-02-2013 08:21 PM|
Get a steering box for a 98-99 dodge Durango v8
Durango Steering Gear Swap
|05-02-2013 08:18 PM|
|05-02-2013 08:12 PM|
|Jeepzjlover||I've never dealt with rock auto but if you have to warranty a part out how hard is it to do shipping it back and all? Just something to consider.|
|05-02-2013 08:09 PM|
|RevCo666||bump for help, only got 3 more days before my discount code expires for rockauto|
|05-02-2013 07:51 PM|
|RevCo666||This is one of my choices since its 3 bolt and least expensive but has a limited lifetime warranty: More Information for LARES 1353|
|05-02-2013 07:42 PM|
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|05-02-2013 07:38 PM|
|Jeepzjlover||Yours will be running a 3 bolt its a Saginaw style steering box and I would stay away from refurbished. There not really all that hard to replace its doable with a basic toolset and rent a Pitman arm puller.|
|05-02-2013 07:36 PM|
|Big Cole||Have you verified that the mechanic will warranty his work if the unit you provides is defective?|
|05-02-2013 07:34 PM|
Help me choose the right Steering gear...
OK, I own a 2001 I6 4.0L jeep, I am aware that my steering gear has been leaking. My mechanic wants to charge 285$ for the unit itself. What I plan on doing is buying one from rockauto.com and have them(my mechanic) install it since this is beyond my abilities.
Now my problem is there are several to choose from at rock auto. Some are 3 bolt version, some are 4. My choice are refurbished which shouldn't be an issue as they do carry a limited warranty. How do I know if I have 3 or 4 bolts ect? From what the site tells me, all will fit but I would rather know which is most appropriate for my jeep. I understand I could get a durango one but I'm slanted toward keeping it in line with what the manufacturer used.
Thanks in advance for any help...