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post #1 of 172 Old 11-21-2006, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Replacing jeep steering box with a Durango Steering box?

From what i have heard its not uncommon to put a durango steering box on a tj... appearently its better than the factory steering.

Well its that time were yet another part is breaking down... Would you guys recomend just replacing it with another jeep steering box, maybe the High performance steering box in quadretec.... or a durango

and with the durango, if any one has done this, is it a direct replacment or is there some sort of conversion kit or any thinig special that i would also need?

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The durango box is a complete bolt on project.

Just soak the crap out of your pitman arm with penetrating oil before you get started. That's what took me the longest of this swap.

Someone else needs to chime in with the correct durango box though (or try a google search?)

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I think its like a 98 or 99 durango box...

im not sure tho
It was a specific motor combination though - something like th 358 with 4WD and air conditioning or something strange like that.

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Is this stronger than the stock? I was looking to upgrade my steering components when i did the rest ( i upgraded to 35" tires)

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Yes, it is stronger from what I've heard. I'm updating to the Durango box sometime. My stock one in leaking.

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Is this stronger than the stock? I was looking to upgrade my steering components when i did the rest ( i upgraded to 35" tires)
The Durango box mod won't work on any 03 and newer TJ.
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The Durango box mod won't work on any 03 and newer TJ.
Sucks because I was going to do it on mine.


We did a Durango box swap on my buddies 2001 TJ.

Direct bolt on, although we did have to swap the pitman arm from the TJ box onto the Durango one. The lines even connected up easily with, at most, a very minimal amount of tweaking.

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So what's better about the durango box? better gears? bigger bearings?
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I don't know that it is any stronger, but typically the reason to use the Durango box is the quicker ratio.

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yeah, its just a tighter ration, everythingt else is pretty much the same from what i've been told.

for some strange reason parts here cost and arm and a leg. i was gonna get a durango box, but they were 230 bucks. i had to settle for a TJ box, and it was still freakin 150. its going on tomorrow morning.

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Local guy got a used box for $50.

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post #15 of 172 Old 11-23-2006, 07:02 PM
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how do you know if your power steering pump is going out or your box? The pump is leaking pretty good and fluid is all over my hood, and my box is leaking too but not dripping all over my driveway.

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