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post #1 of 13 Old 07-28-2019, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Which H1 steering box for a '86 CJ7

There's a lot of info about the H1 upgrade for the steering system. Thinking seriously about doing it. Been looking for an H1, but I noticed a lot of different part #'s, and some of the ones mentioned on the board here seem unavailable. Is there a specific Part #/Year H1 box I should be getting for an '86 CJ7 with power steering? I want a direct bolt-on replacement with no upgrades (other than I'm getting an upgraded mount).

Should I be looking for a Cardone? That seems to be the make that is out there, but I'm not sure which Part # and/or year to get...


Year/Model: '86 CJ7 - Engine: 258 I-6 - Lift: Pro Comp 4" - Tires: 33X12.5 - Nuttered - Team Rush'd - Howell TBI
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-28-2019, 10:03 AM
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Part# will vary by brand. A box for 2002-2004 H1 will fit for sure.

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I have a Lares 1430 H1 steering gear in mine.
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I did the H-1 installation about 4 years ago. Got unit from Auto Zone "Endurance Steering Gear" #7564. It was a direct bolt in, shaft same size & spline count. Think it was a Cardone rebuilt unit. No problems & works exceptionally well.
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Lares 1430 H1 as well. Easy install, no issues so far driving, and buttery smooth. Those with older CJ's, I believe anything '79 and older like mine, with flared ps lines need to go with 80's CJ ps lines for it to work (or custom fittings). Outside of that, the Lares or Cardone unit should mount right up without any changes needed to any 80's CJ.


Also a good time to upgrade to an HD mount as well.

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An 86 CJ should use metric flares... same as the Hummer. No adapters required.
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I'd take a Lares box over Cardone any day.
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post #8 of 13 Old 07-31-2019, 02:29 PM
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So it looks like these are getting more difficult/expensive. The cardone one is no longer available on Rockauto, the lares one is only available for rebuild, and the endurance steering gear from Auto zone is no longer available. Advance Auto has nothing. Rockauto has an ACDelco one, O'Reilly's sells a MasterPro branded one, and Napa appears to have one available as well.

Not sure which would be considered the best quality but they are all remanufactured.

Whatever you choose, let us know the initial quality!
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post #9 of 13 Old 09-07-2019, 08:52 PM
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Hey....I am curious if you got one and which one you got. I was looking at the ACDelco one. The Lares one cost about $80 more. Is the Lares worth the extra money?

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I got the Lares 1430 one from Rock Auto, bolted right in, works great, no issues. I don't know how they keep accepting CJ boxes as cores given they are not the same thing, but not complaining. Strongly recommend upgrading the bracket while you are at it.

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Thanks for the info. My steering box is leaking so bad I am leaving a trail of power steering fluid everywhere I go. Looks like I live about an hour away from you!
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Thanks for the info. My steering box is leaking so bad I am leaving a trail of power steering fluid everywhere I go. Looks like I live about an hour away from you!
Good Luck! Sounds like your pitman arms shaft seal took a dump. I live down by Blue Mountain Ski Area.

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