post #121 of Old 05-03-2013, 06:37 AM
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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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post #122 of Old 10-22-2013, 06:04 AM
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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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post #123 of Old 10-22-2013, 07:55 AM
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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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post #124 of Old 11-19-2013, 07:29 PM
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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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post #125 of Old 11-19-2013, 07:40 PM
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Sure will, works on both.
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post #126 of Old 12-11-2013, 01:26 PM
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This post is awesome. Will be doing this soon
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post #127 of Old 03-17-2014, 04:51 PM
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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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post #128 of Old 03-18-2014, 09:52 PM
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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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post #129 of Old 03-19-2014, 07:15 AM
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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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post #130 of Old 05-02-2014, 11:09 AM
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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.
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post #131 of Old 07-16-2014, 08:51 AM
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will be doing this soon, great thread!

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post #132 of Old 01-16-2015, 07:21 AM
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Figured I'd bring this thread back instead of starting a new one but what have you guys been using for pitman arms? I have one for a YJ with a 4" lift but its 3-4 teeth short and its allowing for more play in the wheel than I'd like. Durango pitman arms have a joint on the other end so they wouldn't work.
So... suggestions?
Also my current pitman arm isn't wallowed out, worn down, broken or anything like that. I've also added an extra washer because I was running out of thread and that helped a little bit.
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post #133 of Old 01-16-2015, 08:14 AM
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I used to have a dropped YJ pitman on the YJ box. After doing the Dbox swap I didn't have the same throw (max drag link motion distance). I got a WJ pitman, which is 4/3" longer for more throw, and I got the steering back as it was. But, to get the WJ pitman on, you have to grind out the flats in the new arm so it can slip onto pitman shaft in any orientation, centering it properly of course.

In my case I lost the drop pitman aspect because I got a used stock WJ pitman. That was fine with me as the rest of the suspension had evolved since I got the YJ drop pitman, and the drop wasn't really needed any longer.

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post #134 of Old 04-29-2015, 02:50 AM
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Just did this upgrade. Not too complicated. Broke the return line going to the reservoir (damn rust) the un-used 4th hole bothers me. I feel like I need a brace to stiffen it up. Any suggestions?
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Just did this upgrade. Not too complicated. Broke the return line going to the reservoir (damn rust) the un-used 4th hole bothers me. I feel like I need a brace to stiffen it up. Any suggestions?
Absolutely put a bolt through the unused hole to better hold the bracket to the frame.

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