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post #1 of 5 Old 11-15-2010, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Steering box rebuild kit

So I read on here somewhere() that rebuilding the steering box was way less expensive than getting the aftermarket one for around $400.

After looking around it seems they sell the kits for manual steering CJs.

Question is, does anybody sell the rebuild kits for units with power steering?

Thanks in advance....

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-16-2010, 08:10 AM
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Rebuilding is cheaper. It's also about the most frustrating, time consuming, and detail oriented jobs you can do on a CJ. Get one little piece wrong and you can trash the steering box.

Buying a rebuilt box is a helluva lot cheaper than an aftermarket box. If you feel that a rebuild of your existing box is adequate, there's no need to spend $$$$ on an aftermarket box.
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-16-2010, 09:04 AM
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yeah i just rebuilt my whole steering system from gear to steering wheel, the rebuilt steering gear i got from autozone(online only, its a special manufacturer that drop ships via their website) and it was i think $225.

Edit: it was $244 with a core of $85, so it actually only cost me $160.00!! And it works great too, stock gear on 4" of lift and 33" SS's, I got new brackets from quadratec and had to modify them a bit but other than that no problems and im real happy with it.

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-16-2010, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks,

As usual after I posted the question I went hunting for more info and found a couple of threads that echo'd your words CSP, in that rebuilding yourself was a tedious task, and may not be suited for everybody.

Getting a "rebuilt" sounds like a good option to investigate. Autozone website eh? I'll check it out.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-16-2010, 04:51 PM
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I got mine at autozone, and it worked out fine. The core charge is high as stated above. I think thats why the ones on the web are so expensive. They don't want to deal with shipping cores all over the place. I think I ended up paying $130 after I returned my core.
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