Side Effects may include dry mouth, nausea, vomitting, water retention, painful recolage, hallucination, dementia, psycosis, coma, death, and halitosus. YJs are not for everyone please consult your physician before use.
I only read the pictures!
95 Rio Grande- 4" Pro Comp lift, 235x75r15 on stock Alloys, Boomerangs, Piolet Trail Lights, Hurc'd, No Sways or Trac, Custom Under Dash Wiring Harness
NO. It must be 98 or 99 only, from a 4wd v8 Durango. You should look for a 95-99(?) Grand Cherokee with a stock pitman arm at the same time. It has a stock 4" drop and fits perfectly on the YJ if you are lifted up.
I just did this upgrade, easiest upgrade in the world! I have a 2000 TJ, the old gear box was leaking and took longer to take off than to install the new Durango box! I went to Autozone and dropped my old TJ gear box without the idiots there recognizing the difference between the TJ and Durango gear boxes. I asked them for a 1998 Durango 4x4 with a 5.2 V8. For about $186.99 (after my core deposit) I got a new box, and its awesome! This post needs to be a sticky! Direct bolt in.....piece of cake.
If you want to do this, nows the time- go to Advanceautoparts.com- Its 179.99 (+$75 core) but if you put in coupon code BIG20- you get $20 bucks off- making it $160- hell of a deal- Im about to buy mine now- lol
Figured Id share the savings-
Normally I dont shop with advance because they always screw sh*t up- but I can always return it if it looks wrong when I go to pick it up from the store-
**Just Bought it -Out the door for $251.54- which Ill get $75 back when I return CORE on Sat. after install for a grand total of $176.54**
Your pockets better run deep if you want to own a Jeep
just wanted to chime in here as i put a durango gear box on with the rugged ridge hd steering, borgeson steering shaft, a gear box brace, and a gear box skid plate. It all fit nicely but the shaft that goes from pitman arm to pass side tie rod had to be about the shortest ya can get it in order to keep the steering wheel where it needs to be. I never ran the rr hd kit with stock stuff so not sure how much play room ya got there but judging by length of tie rods and the bar length they probably should have made the bar shorter a lil bit to allow for more adjustment.
Just bought a 90 YJ for my 18 year old son (I've got an 89) and the steering box is leaking. As far as I can tell everything is stock. Will the 98 Durango box work on this? and if so is it really worth it? I can get the remanufactured Jeep part for 133 (plus core), the Durango part is running $180, plus core at Advanced. So will it really make that much difference for the extra $50?
Thanks in advance, this is an awesome forum, especially for new jeep owners!
For most people, it's completely unnecessary and you won't know the difference. If you plan large tires and a lot of off-roading, it will just insure better strength. I'm still on the original box at 165,000 miles and years of wheeling with 35" tires. I plan on swapping my old one out soon (just because old 'last leg' stuff on my Jeep scares me in the woods) and will likely do the Durango box, but I do wheel a lot with larger tires.