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Unread 05-03-2013, 06:37 AM   #121
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I just did this to my 88 YJ sport and boy I couldn't be happier... Great thread I was able to do my swap using all of the info on this thread...

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Unread 10-22-2013, 06:04 AM   #122
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Thought I would share that while looking for a Durango steering box I found another option. It's called the zq8 steering upgrade for s10s and blazers, it is the gear box from the Chevy s10 extreme. It looks exactly like the Durango box but has a z imprinted on it. I got mine out of a gmc Sonoma but they r mainly found on s10's. I have the same amount of turn lock to lock but this box has a much quicker ratio, 12:1 or something like that. My wheel now pulls back to center when a turn n all around seems way smoother. It also only has 3 bolt holes to mount it just the same as the Durango. I'm not sure if the piston is me larger but I no my jeep steers like a car on the road now n I'm very satisfied. 30 bucs at the local pick n pull in my town.
I know this is an older thread but was thinking about doing this swap. It sounds like the S10 extreme box may be a better box then the Durango swap.
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Unread 10-22-2013, 07:55 AM   #123
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It worked for a short period of time but my pump was bad and in turn ruined the s10 extreme box n I could not find another used one. It is the same size bore inside as our stock one(I took it appart) but with a much quicker ratio. It would work very well for street driving and did until my pump but the dust. I ended up using a Durango box and upgrading my pump to one from a WJ 4.7l because is has 500psi higher than all te other stock jeep pumps. Works like a charm, I would def give the extreme one a try if u can find one used, brand new they r a bit pricey...
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Unread 11-19-2013, 07:29 PM   #124
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Will this power steering mod work on a 4 cylinder YJ? A buddy wants to do this over X-mas break in a month.

I did this mod on my 2001 TJ and I love it. All my Jeeping club has done it. I replaced the pump too along with the hoses and put a power steering cooler and a filter on too. The first power steering gear box I put on started leaking immediately and went down hill too the point of fluid pouring out so I had to replace it. The second Auto Zone 98 Durango gear box has been perfect. They exchanged it without hassle.
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Unread 11-19-2013, 07:40 PM   #125
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Sure will, works on both.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 01:26 PM   #126
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This post is awesome. Will be doing this soon
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Unread 03-17-2014, 04:51 PM   #127
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Awesome upgrade. I wish I had heard of this last year before I installed rebuilt stock yj box. Tryed adjusting it to get rid of slop but just never felt good. Did their Durango swap last week and 200% better than stock. Running 35s and feels great.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 09:52 PM   #128
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So I have read this entire thread, what about the one extra bolt that the YJ has that the Durango does not? Does that make a difference support wise? I would really hat to have my steering break or something happen because of a missing bolt. I want to do the mod but want to hear what others did about this.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 07:15 AM   #129
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So I have read this entire thread, what about the one extra bolt that the YJ has that the Durango does not? Does that make a difference support wise? I would really hat to have my steering break or something happen because of a missing bolt. I want to do the mod but want to hear what others did about this.
It's not a concern if you use the 4 bolts. Their is a bracket that goes between the box and frame. That bracket has four bolt holes in it. The YJ box has 4 holes too. The Durango box only has three. You obviously use the 3 for the box, but the trick then is to use a 4th bolt and nut to fill the last hole for the bracket to the frame. The bracket/frame connection is then the same as it was in a stock YJ setup.

I also chose to add a cross-bar too, from the nose of the box at the pitman to the right side frame rail. It's an easy bolt of a fabbed bar if you also don't have a swab bar and use the sway bars right side bracket.
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Unread 05-02-2014, 11:09 AM   #130
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Speaking of the steering box bracket...

I am doing this install after patching the frame in the area of the steering box and I'm trying to reinstall the steering box bracket. There is a small hole in the surface that mounts to the bottom of the frame in addition to the two big bolt holes. Does anyone know what that little hole is for? I want to make sure I don't ignore it and find out much later on that it was important.
Thanks for the help

Here's a pic of what I'm talking about
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Unread 07-16-2014, 08:51 AM   #131
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will be doing this soon, great thread!
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