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post #1 of 16 Old 09-11-2013, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Omix-Ada steering box?

Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone has bought the Omix-Ada 18001.01 steering box below for a manual steering system. If so, could you please provide a short review? Would you buy again?


http://www.thejeephut.com/steering-g...j-by-omix-ada/

I have read everywhere that Omix makes really shady parts but I would really like a like new steering box to take out the 5 inches or so of play in my steering wheel.

Does any other brand make a steering box? I have searched the web, this is all I have found...

And yes, I know the steering box is my issue and not any other front end parts. Not interested in a H1 steering box and making modifications. Already tried adjusting set screw on my current steering box and no the mount is not loose or broken.

Thanks!

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post #2 of 16 Old 09-11-2013, 04:21 PM
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Well, I believe Crown has one. Part No: 994508R

No idea about the quality of either one. I've only dealt with power steering.

My CJ7 and I are partners. I do my best to keep it running and it does its best to get me were I am going. Unfortunately, we both sometimes fail....
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No wait, that is the wrong year.

(Edit: I think J0994509 would be the Crown equivalent to Omix's 18001.01.)

My CJ7 and I are partners. I do my best to keep it running and it does its best to get me were I am going. Unfortunately, we both sometimes fail....
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I have a 78 CJ5. Power steering conversion would be nice. But a little more work than I'm looking for.
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post #5 of 16 Old 09-12-2013, 04:04 PM
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I am also curious about the box. I need to change mine out as mine is getting to where it binds just a little once in a while. If i give me wheel a good tug it will unbind and go back to working like normal. I have an 82 that was the california edition so it has a serpentine belt and the air pump. Changing it over to power steering would not be an easy task.
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I think I would avoid OMIX for an important component such as a steering gear. Check out these guys. http://www.larescorp.com/ Rockauto sells their manual steering gear. I was going to purchase one but could never find one in stock. Ended up going with a Hummer H1 PS gear (but I have PS). They are reman in the USA. OMIX will most likely be from China.

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post #7 of 16 Old 09-12-2013, 08:16 PM
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Well, I believe Crown has one. Part No: 994508R

No idea about the quality of either one. I've only dealt with power steering.
I have been told that crown and omix are the same by a reputable off road shop...
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I have been told that crown and omix are the same by a reputable off road shop...
Either way, they both produce crapola!!!!
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Either way, they both produce crapola!!!!
Agreed!
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post #10 of 16 Old 09-13-2013, 07:14 AM
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A1 Cardone options: ?

http://www.mypartsgarage.com/cardone...r-27-5013.html

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/aa...view/model/cj7 (available 9/30)

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post #11 of 16 Old 09-13-2013, 11:33 AM
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I got THREE of them from 4Wheel Parts, pretty sure they were Crown or Omix (reman). When I finally got one that worked OK, it leaked oil. I decided to just live with it. Still rankles me, though.
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Does anybody buy parts from their local parts stores anymore?

When Crown and Omix are the choices from the mail order joints it's time to think about NAPA/Carquest/etc..
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Does anybody buy parts from their local parts stores anymore?

When Crown and Omix are the choices from the mail order joints it's time to think about NAPA/Carquest/etc..



Actually that is where i get most of my parts ( Carquest ) simply because my wife works for them so i get a pretty fair discount.
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post #14 of 16 Old 09-13-2013, 06:55 PM
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That's why I went with a Lares J10 steering box from Advance Auto. They are $96. Spend $4 more and go over $100, and you can use discount code TRT41 for $40 off orders over $100 for a grand total of $60. Free shipping on orders over $75 also.
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...ear#fragment-2

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To be totally honest, it never crossed my mind once to go to a Napa or any auto local auto store. Sad huh?
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