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Unread 09-29-2010, 06:34 PM   #1
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steering box

So I believe I need a new steering box, and would like to get a heavy duty steering box brace as well, where are the best places to get these? any recommendations? Pictures also help. I don't know a whole lot about this subject yet, but would love to learn, so school me.

I have the IRO OTK steering with an OME steering stabilizer btw.

thanks for the help

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Unread 09-29-2010, 06:42 PM   #2
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KOR has a great brace and Bigbluezj94 (rip) did a write up i believe it was posted in a day or 2 ago
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I used a stock replacement steering box from NAPA. It was like $225 after returning the core. This is compared to $500+ for a PSC steering box. Don't waste time/money on a junkyard steering box that is probably just as worn as the box you currently have.
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FortcollinZJ- i got my steering brace from him.... its been great.. The steering box i heard some off a durango fit or off an early commanche i believe... i need a new one too so i would like to know.
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I used a stock replacement steering box from NAPA. It was like $225 after returning the core. This is compared to $500+ for a PSC steering box. Don't waste time/money on a junkyard steering box that is probably just as worn as the box you currently have.

$225 for a steering box wow thats expensive, but its gotta be done, also I think I will buy the KOR steering box brace, I think, it seems like it will help me from this happening again.
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i have the kor steering brace its made really well. i learned the hard way in moab lol
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i have the kor steering brace its made really well. i learned the hard way in moab lol
We also learned ratchet straps work just as good.
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FortCollinsZJ for the steering box brace. I just bought one from him.
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I myself wouldn't buy another rebuilt gear. I don't like the feel of the one I have from Autozone. I think a fully new replacement would be better, if you can find it. I don't think for $225 you'll be getting new.
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We also learned ratchet straps work just as good.
that and bailing wire i still cant believe it broke just around the corner from the top all i wanted was a couple of pics
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FortCollinsZJ for the steering box brace. I just bought one from him.
how much does he charge for one? and got any pics of it installed? how easy is it to install?
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I myself wouldn't buy another rebuilt gear. I don't like the feel of the one I have from Autozone. I think a fully new replacement would be better, if you can find it. [i]I don't think for $225 you'll be getting new.[/b]
You definitely will not get a new steering box for anything close to $225. Multiply that by 2-3.
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Here is a pic of when i got mine in the mail, half the price of KOR's and very well built!!!
It installs the same way as KOR's

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another quick question, is there a way to tighten the gears in the steering box? my dad had said in the old XJ we had he just loosened that middle nut on the top of the box and tightened the bolt down and then re tightened the nut. I think this may be a temp fix if I can fix it that way for now until I can save up to buy a replacement. anyone have any comments on this? thanks

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Yes, it can be done. But do so in very small increments and then cycle the steering lock-to-lock before going out on the road. If you tighten too much the gears can bind.
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