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post #61 of 144 Old 10-13-2009, 11:16 AM
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I've had the Durango box and RR HD steering kit in for about 2 weeks now.
This turned my heep into a nice steering heep!
I highly recommend either or both!


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post #62 of 144 Old 10-30-2009, 01:17 AM
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will a 2000 durango steering box work?

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post #63 of 144 Old 10-30-2009, 06:45 AM
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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.
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post #64 of 144 Old 01-21-2010, 03:01 PM
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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.
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post #65 of 144 Old 01-24-2010, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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Just an update... I'm now running 89 waggy d44s with 36x12.5x15 super swamper bias. The durango box hasn't flinched one damn bit. Best cheap upgrade done yet.


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post #66 of 144 Old 02-24-2010, 02:25 PM
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Guys,

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-

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post #67 of 144 Old 04-15-2010, 01:59 PM
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just curious but why does it have to be 4x4
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post #68 of 144 Old 04-15-2010, 02:27 PM
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since there is only 3 bolts in the durango box, do i NEED a steering brace or can it just wait till my funds allow it?

and can i adjust the stock drag link enough for the swap?

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post #69 of 144 Old 05-02-2010, 07:58 PM
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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.
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post #70 of 144 Old 05-09-2010, 09:01 PM
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Gotta do this on a 90 YJ 4 cyl

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?
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post #71 of 144 Old 05-10-2010, 05:22 AM
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... is it really worth it?
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.

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post #72 of 144 Old 05-10-2010, 05:24 AM
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I assume you have to have power steering for this to work?

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post #73 of 144 Old 05-10-2010, 07:17 AM
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I assume you have to have power steering for this to work?
Yes, this box will only work with power steering.

FWIW, my Durango box has been 100% fine with the stock power steering pump. I replaced both at the same time just because both died at the same time, but it would otherwise be unnecessary.

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post #74 of 144 Old 05-10-2010, 07:22 AM
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Yes, this box will only work with power steering.......
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well, dang Now I guess I need to add power steering, geez, the list never ends

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post #75 of 144 Old 05-10-2010, 03:23 PM
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How many people have ripped a Durango box off of the frame because it only has 3 ears?
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