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08-09-2009 10:29 AM
foxinthemudd
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Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop View Post
I don't know if there's a "rule" for how much play. Open the hood, grab the steering shaft and see if you can move it around. It's not supposed to be too loose. What's too loose? Heck if I know. Maybe compare it to another CJ, or ask an expert.

And I'm now going to back away from this conversation. I don't even change my own oil (and before Jerry and NavyChief get all disgusted: I know HOW to do it, I just prefer to let the nice paroled convicts down at the oil change place take care of it).

lol. ok well thanks for the advice.

BTW, I deal with those probationed/paroled convicts every day... everyone needs a job right? lol shows why I do most of the work on all my rigs myself. I hate runnin into those guys outside of work makes getting a non-spit meal kinda hard
08-09-2009 12:04 AM
Geoff@Bestop
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Originally Posted by foxinthemudd View Post
you said to check the play? exactly how do you do that? I guess I'm asking what am I looking for when I check it.
I don't know if there's a "rule" for how much play. Open the hood, grab the steering shaft and see if you can move it around. It's not supposed to be too loose. What's too loose? Heck if I know. Maybe compare it to another CJ, or ask an expert.

And I'm now going to back away from this conversation. I don't even change my own oil (and before Jerry and NavyChief get all disgusted: I know HOW to do it, I just prefer to let the nice paroled convicts down at the oil change place take care of it).
08-08-2009 10:51 PM
KicknJeep That's pretty much right both will get the job done so go with what you can afford.
Hey fox check your PM..
08-08-2009 02:32 AM
foxinthemudd so I looked up the steering box brace. I found one from Big daddy and one from Rugged ridge, both of the designes look similiar an input on which one I should think about? I know BD has a good rep and looks really stout I'm just wondering if for half the price would the RR one be ok to use. Either one looks to be better than the stock piece.
08-08-2009 12:55 AM
foxinthemudd you said to check the play? exactly how do you do that? I guess I'm asking what am I looking for when I check it.
08-07-2009 01:05 PM
Geoff@Bestop Steering brace: read this article.
ROCKCRAWLER.com - Big Daddy Offroad CJ Steering Box Bracket

Also, check the play in your steering column. Mine needed to be replaced.
08-07-2009 10:25 AM
foxinthemudd can you post a pic or a link to what you mean? by brace? what are you reinforcing?

Is the J-20 box going to make it so I'm not turning 16 times to get one half a turn out of the wheel? lol (exaggerating a little there).

I really just want to make the steering a little tighter than it is. I'm not trying to get a performance car feel out of it but I just don't like the way it steers.
08-06-2009 10:50 PM
KicknJeep Hey fox if she doesn't already have one then put a steering box brace on it you wouldn't believe the difference it makes. Mostly because the box mounting bracket is very flexible/flimsy so actually a heavy duty P/S mount and brace sounds like what she needs. will definitely help..
08-06-2009 10:12 PM
1BLKJP That box won't bolt into the CJ. The CJ is a 4 bolt box and the TJ/XJ/YJ is a 3 bolt box. The J-20 box should bolt right into the CJ if I'm remembering rightly.
08-06-2009 10:04 PM
jgano23 very true. that is the great thing about having more than one model jeep, if it won't work on one it will usually work on the other
08-06-2009 09:59 PM
foxinthemudd well if it doesn't work, I guess I can always use it on my TJ's system when it goes out...
08-06-2009 09:49 PM
jgano23 that is just the way cj's are. i busted my steering box and put a new one on and the new one was better, but not by much. if you want to do the durango upgrade it should work. from what i've read the durango box has metric thread on lines and so does the cj7. the durango box and cj7 box also seal with o-rings instead of inverted flair seals

you can also use the box out of a J-20, but it is not a direct bolt on though. to use the J-20 box you need to drill out a fourth hole in the frame rail.
08-06-2009 08:18 PM
foxinthemudd
steering upgrade for CJ7

I saw a posting on another few threads on different forums talking about taking a durango or dakota steering box and putting it on a TJ, YJ, XJ.

Do you think this would this work for a CJ? The CJ-7 that my girl has, has some of the loosest steering I have ever felt in a rig. any suggestions?

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