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Unread 01-24-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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New steering box for CJ5

i am thinking of replacing my old loose steering box on a 79 cj5 with a stronger one. i usully do mudding, not rock crawling etc. however, looking to get some heavy duty one as i run tractor tires on my jeep. which is the strongest steering box you would recommend for $500 - $700 price range.

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Unread 01-24-2010, 02:08 PM   #2
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Sounds like you might need the hydraulic assist upgrade.
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Unread 01-24-2010, 02:27 PM   #3
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Also, if you are that hard on your steering box, you might want to brace it if you haven't already. I know I have a rebuilt one and thought it was going out until I looked under the Jeep while someone turned the wheels and I watched it dance back and forth an inch or so. The CJ's aren't known for keeping accessories attached to the frame all that well.
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Unread 01-24-2010, 02:43 PM   #4
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what do you mean by brace? can u explain that a lil bit pls..im noob to steering unfortunately
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Unread 01-24-2010, 02:55 PM   #5
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Well there are two types I can think of off hand, the best is the HD mount that is in the first link. I have the rod style brace that is in the second link and would prefer the HD mount but in 3 years I have not had any problems with mine. It keeps the steering box from wandering when you saw the wheel. If you wheel remotely hard and haven't braced it, it likely moves a bit and you don't even notice. Sure made driving on the highway a whole lot less scary once I installed mine and made the sloppy steering much better.

here are some links:
Amazon.com: MORE SB7686 Heavy Duty Steering Box Bracket and Hardware, No Paint for Jeep: Automotive
Amazon.com: Steering Box Brace - Warrior 1976-1986 Jeep CJ5, CJ7, CJ8 WAR897: Automotive
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Unread 01-24-2010, 03:02 PM   #6
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yeah i see the point now..mine was dancing just like yours and altough i had tigtened them it still has got some play in it..anyway, i ll def. get one of those but what about the steering box? which one should i go with?
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Unread 01-24-2010, 03:07 PM   #7
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Not sure, I just use a stock one. Works fine for 33" and under tires. Do you have power steering?
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Unread 01-24-2010, 03:13 PM   #8
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yes, i have power steering. can anyone explain me how to strength the whole steering for cjs pls? because, i believe thats the weakest part of my cj..
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Unread 01-24-2010, 03:20 PM   #9
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If you're running "tractor tires" I would still not rely on the stock anything from a CJ steering system. Of course, in my mind, tractor tires are , I am thinking of something like this...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2015/...4d49f1a48c.jpg

What do you have?
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Unread 01-24-2010, 03:29 PM   #10
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no, thats waay too big for me, those are 33 inch equivalent.

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Unread 01-24-2010, 03:45 PM   #11
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In that case, upgrade to an AGR style steering box and box, then check the tire rods... get new poly for them... and yeah.. .don't forget the steering box bracket!
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Unread 01-25-2010, 08:49 AM   #12
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is agr strong enough? also can you give me a link pls, by the way the stock one is 20 spline, will 15 spline make much of a diffrence, i mean is it better to have quick steering while offroading?
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Unread 01-25-2010, 10:25 AM   #13
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I just picked up this from a forum member...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f130/...r-pump-951304/
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Unread 01-25-2010, 12:54 PM   #14
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how does it perform compared to stock one? also, how long u been using that?
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Unread 01-25-2010, 01:09 PM   #15
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I just picked it up. I am on the look out for a steering shaft and pump bracket. Will update in a couple months when it is installed. Sorry, I coudn't provide any immediate pro's and con's. Do a search on the forum under AGR, there might be other threads here on the subject.
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