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Unread 01-20-2009, 09:25 PM   #46
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Nope... but it sure wouldn't hurt.
Don't remember where I read it but yes it does make a difference. The snowplow option is slower so it's not the one you want.

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Unread 01-20-2009, 09:27 PM   #47
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so i need to get the one with a snowplow option
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Unread 01-20-2009, 11:18 PM   #48
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IMHO fast steering in a lifted vehicle doesn't always work out to well. If it makes you feel better.. just get the non plow option. I got the one with the plow option and it steers like a race car to me.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 11:51 PM   #49
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Compared to the way it did steer BEFORE we put that box in... a racecar is a good analogy.
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Unread 01-24-2009, 01:10 PM   #50
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No if you want the quicker ratio you do not want the snow plow option. with the plow it is the same ratio as a stock yj box (3 3/8 lock to lock) so you would not gain any steering quickness.

im on napas site and 98 has both option but 99 only has the quicker one. i would think that most people would want the 2 15/16 ratio when doing this so either go no snowplow or go 99
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Unread 05-06-2009, 01:57 PM   #51
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I'm gonna revive this one. I have a question about the snowplow option. You guys said the one with the snowplow option had a similar ratio to a YJ, but wouldn't that be more desirable with a locked front and 35" or bigger tires, relieving some stress on the pump?

I want to do this upgrade but im not sure which box to go with. I have 35's now and plan to go a few sizes bigger after the axle swap. All said and done it will be turning a full width spooled dana 60 with at least 38's (in a few years anyway)
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Unread 05-06-2009, 02:02 PM   #52
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I'd say save your money at that point and go with a good hydro assist setup.
This swap seems to be for us guys that are happy with +- 35's ish...on d30's/44's etc etc.
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Unread 05-06-2009, 02:07 PM   #53
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Something like the stage II on this page:
http://westtexasoffroad.homestead.co...osteering.html
for that price it's almost a wash...
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Unread 05-06-2009, 02:33 PM   #54
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That is pretty sweet, but I have to question if I would need it here, we have no rocks to climb around in.

The nice thing about that stage 2 setup though is they modify the existing box. So I could purchase the Durango box and later have it modified if I wanted.

Which brings me right back around, which of the durango boxes is more desirable or easier on the pump with a locked dana 30 and 35" tires?
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Unread 05-07-2009, 08:59 AM   #55
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Just get the non plow for the faster ratio.
The durango tires were damn near 33's afaik.
The big thing (which I think was covered in this thread) is that the durango box has a larger piston bore. This puts less strain on the pump automatically for a given pressure. then factor in the faster ratio and you might be somewhere near factory stresses on the pump again.

SOooOOooo I'd have to still recommend the Durango, Non-Plow through '99 or when ever they switched over.

And like you said, build THAT into a hydro assist later.
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Unread 05-16-2009, 01:29 PM   #56
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does anyone know where to get the steering box brace? and does it still work with the bigger diameter box? thanks
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Unread 05-16-2009, 02:23 PM   #57
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...the snowplow option had a similar ratio to a YJ...
I agree. I don't know what the draw is here for the tighter ratio. The Durango is a LOT longer than the YJ, so a tighter ratio does not have the same effect. I don't feel like redesigning the steering geometry. I already have a 13" steering wheel, which is enough. If there is a wide ratio version, that's for me.
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Unread 05-19-2009, 05:27 PM   #58
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does anyone know where to get the steering box brace? and does it still work with the bigger diameter box? thanks
http://www.quadratec.com/products/22518_930.htm


still fits...the snout is the same diameter.
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Unread 09-10-2009, 02:34 PM   #59
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I'm going to bring this back up again.
I just picked up the Durango box today.
My steering stuff is shot, so I'm thinking about upgrading to the Rugged Ridge heavy duty steering conversion.
Will this allow me to adjust the link like the OP mentioned had to happen?
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Unread 10-13-2009, 10:27 AM   #60
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I have the RR steering conversion (new rods and TRI's) and it is nice. But it didn't solve my entire issue. My TRI's were obviously shot so it wasn't wasted money. I am planning the 98-99 Durango upgrade this weekend. I think I will pull one from a salvage yard if I can. If not, I'm inclined to buy the snowplow version as JeeperDon suggested.
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