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Unread 09-27-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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durango steering box pros/cons

I've read a lot about the mod. I want to know what you all have think or have experienced with it. Steering radius is my biggest concern. I run the Rusty's heavy duty steering under knuckle.

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Unread 09-30-2013, 06:07 AM   #2
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i bought one and rebuilt it. you can grind down the bump stops on the end cap/plug and then remove the big snap ring on the inside to give you all the turning ability the box can give. now i just need to adjust the steering bump stops on the axle, though that needed to happen even beforehand anyway
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Unread 09-30-2013, 08:49 AM   #3
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I run the Rusty's heavy duty steering under knuckle.
I'm sorry!
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Unread 09-30-2013, 12:27 PM   #4
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Lol. It came with an 8.5 la lift, brand new pro-comp 12x15 6" offset rims, 35x14.50x15 pit bull crawlers (brand new), all on a 1988 xj. The lift was installed way wrong and the fuel pump was out. Paid the 18 yr old kid $1800 for it. Took 3 days and now she's running tough. But the steering can't turn the tires off road and the box is worn out
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Unread 10-02-2013, 07:17 AM   #5
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When I first put my Durango box in I was skepticle.
I defently lost some steering radius.
I love it now!
It works awesome offroad.
Even with the front ARB locker locked up it still will turn the Jeep.
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Unread 10-02-2013, 07:24 AM   #6
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I run the Durango box on my jeep. The turning radius change was somewhat noticeable at first, but not so much anymore. I don't notice a difference at all anymore.
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Can someone explain what the actual benefit is? All I've read about the Durango box is that the steering action is quicker. Is it actually stronger?

I know this won't fit on my '03, but I'm still curious.
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Unread 10-02-2013, 06:02 PM   #8
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Can someone explain what the actual benefit is? All I've read about the Durango box is that the steering action is quicker. Is it actually stronger?

I know this won't fit on my '03, but I'm still curious.
larger cylinder inside...
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How much of steering radius is lost? Like does it turn like a Chevy? Lol
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Unread 10-02-2013, 08:09 PM   #10
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How much of steering radius is lost? Like does it turn like a Chevy? Lol
the only thimg i can tell you is that i only have experience from mine. i notice no loss, though i was lucky enough to find info about grinding the bumpstops off the cap and the snap ring in the housing before i took on the rebuild.

i do know there is a difference in turning ratio between the snow plow option and non, though i dint know which is which. sorry not much help but i did what you guys are doing...googling and asking. im sure someone actually knows an cam help you.

if interested i can get all the links i used when i rebuilt mine and what i consider the best threads i found...
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Unread 10-02-2013, 08:46 PM   #11
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Please do. Also what did you get yours out of?
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Unread 10-02-2013, 08:51 PM   #12
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i cant remember to be honest. i think theres only two years that work from a durango. 97/98 or 98/99...but dont hold me to it
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Unread 10-02-2013, 09:00 PM   #13
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Ok. A link to your information would be great
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Unread 10-02-2013, 09:57 PM   #14
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Cool I've got a good guy working for me that has one of each box he is gonna tinker with them
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Unread 10-03-2013, 06:52 AM   #15
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/h...-gear-1287129/


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/h...-gear-1287958/

this vid shows briefly about grinding down the end cap/plug and the internal snap ring you can remove
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