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post #46 of 78 Old 07-06-2012, 07:43 PM
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I just got off the phone with M.O.R.E and they assured me that I installed it the correct way. He said that I would have absolutely no problems. We will see . . . . .
Seems like from you later pic this was wrong and ultimately you sandwiched the hanger between the mount and frame, thwart put a few washers under the bracket to make up the difference?


I recall on my first jeep the bracket actually came with some little steel spacers for that but I don't have any pics...


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post #47 of 78 Old 07-07-2012, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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I really don't know if it was wrong, probably just not as good. But, that's just from my talk with more. I would think the way it is now would obviously be a better setup.

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I just wanted to say thanks to the suggestion of using a H1 box. I picked mine up last week and installed it over the weekend. Now my CJ steers like new, no more wander, no more feeling like it might suddenly decide to jump over the centerline and it bolted right up 100% with all the fixed hoses and mount points.
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Good to see that it worked out well for you.

I just took mine out wheeling for three days up in NH. The two hour drive, both ways, went well along with the time in the woods. Drives much better. One finger on the steering wheel and absolutely no issues.
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post #50 of 78 Old 07-11-2012, 11:49 AM
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Can you feel the variable rate? On the highway it should move "slower" than if you were say slow rolling and turning the wheel faster. It should move quicker.

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post #51 of 78 Old 07-11-2012, 12:38 PM
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Is this mounted correctly? I know the OEM bracket sandwiches the hanger between the mount and frame. Something about this does not look right.

I agree with VACJ7. Something is just not right. I will go take a photo of mine at lunch and post it since my front end is in pieces and a good photo should be a easy.

*Oops. Just saw that you changed the brace order in the second photo. The MORE kit should have had a spacer to even out the level between the sandwiched parts.

You can see the spacer and correct setup in the photo.

Good to know you are liking the new box. These are the kind of things I love finding out about on Cj forums.
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Can you feel the variable rate? On the highway it should move "slower" than if you were say slow rolling and turning the wheel faster. It should move quicker.
I did feel a difference. It felt slow on the highway and tighter in the woods. It was a great time. I am definitely glad I made it. I was one finger steering the whole way up and back. I never could have done that before. Just some shots from the trip.





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post #53 of 78 Old 12-09-2012, 07:10 PM
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Hey guys... scrambler needs a new steering box... was looking into H1 box but napa online shows a 1/16" difference in the input shaft size? 13/16th for jeep and 7/8 for H1. Any of you guys run into that? Is there any one year of the hummer box that fits? thanks
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post #54 of 78 Old 12-09-2012, 11:17 PM
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I need to replace mine soon. Autozone's price for the H1 box was twice as much then the CJ7 box.
Should I check some where else ? Who's got the best price ?
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ok, i'm sold. so its a box from a 2002 H1? Hoping for new rather than reman...



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I need to replace mine soon. Autozone's price for the H1 box was twice as much then the CJ7 box.
Should I check some where else ? Who's got the best price ?
If you are not dead set on a Hummer box. A J10 box is a nice upgrade. Bigger piston, variable rate, easily turn 35" tires with one finger.
I picked mine up at Advance Auto for under $100.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...res_18340085-p

Enter promo code A124 and the total price drops to $87. Plus shipping.

Spend $20 more for a bigger discount, and the total price drops to $76 AND free shipping.

I love spending more, and paying less.

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If you are not dead set on a Hummer box. A J10 box is a nice upgrade. Bigger piston, variable rate, easily turn 35" tires with one finger.
I picked mine up at Advance Auto for under $100.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...res_18340085-p

Enter promo code A124 and the total price drops to $87. Plus shipping.

Spend $20 more for a bigger discount, and the total price drops to $76 AND free shipping.

I love spending more, and paying less.
How does it feel at highway speeds out a paved road?
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How does it feel at highway speeds out a paved road?
Feels nice. With the variable rate, it's slow at the center of the steering, such as highway speeds. But on tight turns, such as parking or on the trails, it's a lot quicker.
I use a tiny little Grant steering wheel, and have no problems with 35" tires and a locker up front.
I also DD it weather permitting. A 25 mile each way, mostly highway trip to work and back.

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Feels nice. With the variable rate, it's slow at the center of the steering, such as highway speeds. But on tight turns, such as parking or on the trails, it's a lot quicker.
I use a tiny little Grant steering wheel, and have no problems with 35" tires and a locker up front.
I also DD it weather permitting. A 25 mile each way, mostly highway trip to work and back.
Thanks. This looks like a no-brainer way to go. Good results and a good price. I may just go this route myself.
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Thanks. This looks like a no-brainer way to go. Good results and a good price. I may just go this route myself.
The input shaft on the J10 box is the same size as a MANUAL CJ input shaft.
If you have power now, you will need to swap to a manual steering bell coupler.

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