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post #1 of 17 Old 06-11-2013, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
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Durango box alternatives.

Was going to swap out my leaking YJ box with an old SJ box ('79 Cherokee) i had under the bench, until i ran into the o-ring/flare problem.

Like the idea of swapping in a stronger box, but over here the junk yards/ Ebay aren't as full of late model SJ's (with o-ring boxes) and Durango's as you're used to.

What other vehicles are worth looking at for a stronger, bolt on, o-ring Saginaw box for a '91 YJ?

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post #2 of 17 Old 06-11-2013, 07:01 AM
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IMHO, the Saginaw box is plenty strong. You could do a seal kit on your old one. I converted mine from manual steering, to power, with a box from an '86 XJ (Cherokee). It supposedly has a better turning radius than a Durango box. But anything you get from a junkyard, will probably need a seal kit anyway. Mine did.

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How much for a rebuilt Durango from an autoparts store? Not sure whats available to you $30-40 form a pick n pull and no idea or $150 (autozone over here) w a warranty. It was worth the extra$$ to me..

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How much for a rebuilt Durango from an autoparts store? Not sure whats available to you $30-40 form a pick n pull and no idea or $150 (autozone over here) w a warranty. It was worth the extra$$ to me..

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Durango's were never sold over here, so parts stores in the UK won't be carrying parts for them. For the same reason they're not too common at pick ur parts places in Britain either.
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IMHO, the Saginaw box is plenty strong. You could do a seal kit on your old one. I converted mine from manual steering, to power, with a box from an '86 XJ (Cherokee). It supposedly has a better turning radius than a Durango box. But anything you get from a junkyard, will probably need a seal kit anyway. Mine did.
I've got the seal kit coming from a local supplier, but wanted to see if there was any other options.
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IMHO, the Saginaw box is plenty strong. You could do a seal kit on your old one. I converted mine from manual steering, to power, with a box from an '86 XJ (Cherokee). It supposedly has a better turning radius than a Durango box. But anything you get from a junkyard, will probably need a seal kit anyway. Mine did.
This mine STOCK box started leaking just shy of 300,000 miles with 33x12.5 tires. They are solid boxes that can handle alot. They are a tried and true design. Unless your running huge tires just replace the seals and call it done.

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This mine STOCK box started leaking just shy of 300,000 miles with 33x12.5 tires. They are solid boxes that can handle alot. They are a tried and true design. Unless your running huge tires just replace the seals and call it done.
I'm on 33x10.5. Changed down from 12.5's recently as slightly skinner tyres do better in the mud here. IMO.
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I'm on 33x10.5. Changed down from 12.5's recently as slightly skinner tyres do better in the mud here. IMO.
Yeah if it were me and it was a month ago. I would just do a seal kit. As Mr.B said these Saginaw boxes are actually pretty good stuff.

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post #10 of 17 Old 06-12-2013, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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What, didn't like the answers on pirate?
Check the time stamps, troll. I posted here first.

Thought i'd ask in more than one place. You have a problem with that?


Thanks for the feedback (from everyone else anyway).
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Check the time stamps, troll. I posted here first.

Thought i'd ask in more than one place. You have a problem with that?


Thanks for the feedback (from everyone else anyway).
I will fill you in. Don is a guy you want on your side. He knows his chit. Granted you need a thick skin because he doesnt sugar coat anything and tells it like it is. Regaurdless he has a wealth of knowledge that he shares with us here.

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Thanks for filling me in. However, he chose not to impart any knowledge, just come across as a dick. Which i'd expect on PBB or even JU, but not here.

The sun may shine out of his mechanical ***, but until he proves different, i'll treat him with the respect he's earned.



Anyhoo, have picked up a replacement input seal for the stock box and am going with that for now.

Thanks again.
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Thanks for filling me in. However, he chose not to impart any knowledge, just come across as a dick. Which i'd expect on PBB or even JU, but not here.

The sun may shine out of his mechanical ***, but until he proves different, i'll treat him with the respect he's earned.



Anyhoo, have picked up a replacement input seal for the stock box and am going with that for now.

Thanks again.
I dont think you are going to last very long here.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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Thanks for filling me in. However, he chose not to impart any knowledge, just come across as a dick. Which i'd expect on PBB or even JU, but not here.

The sun may shine out of his mechanical ***, but until he proves different, i'll treat him with the respect he's earned.



Anyhoo, have picked up a replacement input seal for the stock box and am going with that for now.

Thanks again.
It is what it is. Some people just like to stir ish up for the sake of doing it. I agree with your comment. If someone wants to be a d*** thats fine. Doesnt hurt my feelings when someone webwheels and thinks they are cooler than you. Its just really f'n annoying. Good on ya for using multiple recources to obtain your goal. Id do the same thing. Sorry dont have any input on your OT, but good luck on getting an answer. Im curious to know other options myself.

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I dont think you are going to last very long here.
<---- Apart from the 11 years I've already been on here, you mean?
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