Steering box opinions -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 01-12-2010, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
danheit's Avatar
1979 CJ7 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Little River, SC
Posts: 1,236
Steering box opinions

I believe I need a new steering box in my new toy. Here's my 4 options, let me get your suggestions, and why you suggest it.
1. Rebuild what I have and tap it for hydro assist
2. Swap it for an extra YJ steering box I have lying around (don't know if it is a direct swap though)
3. Swap it for the box on my other CJ, and worry about the other one later, since I am gonna have to swap frames for the YJ frame I have anyways
4. Buy a new box (most likely AGR)


Build Thread: 1979 CJ7
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
danheit is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 01-13-2010, 05:51 PM
Cool as Ice...
PavementPounder's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 2,651
You did not list the big-bore J-20 box as an option. I would buy a replacement J-20 box, try it, and perhaps not bother with hydro-assist. if you still want hydro-assist, tap it after practicing on your current one (and possibly the YJ one as well). It isn't something you want to screw up.

Or, I'd just buy the new one from AGR that is built from the J-20 design and already tapped.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

<--- Click "Classifieds" under my avatar to see all my parts (mostly CJ & XJ) currently for sale on JeepForum!
PavementPounder is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 01-13-2010, 06:04 PM
Registered User
1974 CJ5 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Williamsburg
Posts: 251
I agree with Pavement Pounder -- Go with a J20 or FSJ Saginaw for the box. You will be happy and save over the AGR or specialty boxes. You can go cheap and find them in junk cars like Caddies and Chevy station wagons from the 80's. Look for the obvious '76' in the casting on the box and a larger input shaft.

The two best off-road vehicles in the world -- the Jeep CJ and rental cars.
turnabout is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
New steering box and power steering pump=very tight steering? SuB8HaVeN Jeep CJ Forum 15 04-12-2010 11:13 AM
steering upgrade opinions 918wheeler Jeep CJ Forum 11 05-07-2009 05:54 AM
Steering Gearbox opinions??? CJ7_Jim Jeep CJ Forum 8 03-26-2009 01:17 PM
Coupler connecting steering gear to steering shaft is leaking? Natto123 Jeep CJ Forum 1 06-29-2008 01:52 PM
Size of the nut for steering column to hold steering wheel supraman1990 Jeep CJ Forum 4 02-07-2008 07:16 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome