I need a new one. The one on my jeep is leaking from everywhere and the gears inside of it are shot. It also is flexing, from the inside, pretty good with any steering input. This is making it pretty dead on center, like 2-3 inches of dead play before steering happens. Not good.
So, I called Quadratec and the guy I spoke to said that this would be my best option:
From the website:
" Are your oversized tires and locking differentials making it difficult to steer? These custom designed Power Steering Boxes are built with larger pistons to provide more brute turning power than originals. The Super Box 1 is set at 3 + turns ratio left to right, a + turn faster than stock CJ's giving more feel to the steering wheel and better control on any terrain. The Super Box 2 has variable turning ratios, 3 1/8 turns left to right, almost 1 full turn faster than stock CJ's. Custom firm sport valving is designed to give more stability at highway speeds & less oversteer off road. This means faster turning at slower speeds around trees and rocks or backing into a parking spaces then slower turning on fast, straight highways. Keeps oversized tires under control & gives more stable feel on the highway. All AGR Power Steering Components are Carefully Remanufactured using new internal parts. "
This is a power steering unit, which is what I want to stick with as the Jeep originally had power steering.
Are any of you guys running these? It is kind of a lot of money, but it is cheaper than the OEM style replacement, which is 500 bucks:
So, what are my options? Is that superbox a good choice? Basically, I was not really expecting my steering box to **** the bed right now and money is not really there to fix ANOTHER jeep issue. Any help or recommendations would be good.
I was thinking of just finding a decent one used, but I just have a fear of buying something and then having the same issue shortly after the install . . .