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post #1 of 3 Old 09-13-2013, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Power steering question

I have Chevy 10 bolt (wide track) axels. Does this mean I will need a GM power steering unit, or can i use a stock Jeep unit??

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-14-2013, 01:00 AM
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The power steering doesn't care what axle you have. Although the factory Jeep unit is actually a GM unit. You'll just need to make sure you have tie rod ends that match the knuckles.

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-14-2013, 02:26 AM
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The Saginaw power steering gear box used in CJs should work fine with your Chevy front end. If you don't currently have a gearbox, you may want to look into using one out of a Hummer (search for H1 steering swap for more details). It's a direct bolt on swap, and it has a couple of advantages over the stock CJ unit (larger/stronger bearing surfaces, and a variable ratio sector gear so you don't have to turn the wheel as much for tight turns).
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