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Another easy upgrade

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by SalvageTitleTJ, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. SalvageTitleTJ

    SalvageTitleTJ Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Just swapped a Durango steering box into my 99 TJ. Order a steering box out of a 98 Dodge Durango V8 with the plow package. You have to say "plow package". This is also a bolt in swap. Power steering lines, pitman arm, even the same three mounting bolts. This box has a roughly a 3.5" piston/bore, stock you have roughly 3". It is the same amount of turns from lock to lock on the wheel as well.

    Next time I am under the Jeep I will post the number stamped into it. in case you want to pull one out of a junk yard.

    This might work on all 97-04 I know it fits on my 99
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Keep them coming!
  3. green frog

    green frog Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Would it be a bolt on for a 2000 cherokee sport?
  4. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    My 2003 Rubicon has a leaky Mercedes steering box that I cannot rebuild...I had to buy another used one as a back-up when this one fails...2003-2006 they did this dumb move.
  5. SalvageTitleTJ

    SalvageTitleTJ Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    how many bolts mount your steering box to the xj?
  6. gunsworth

    gunsworth Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    I have heard ones from astro vans are an upgrade for the earlier jeeps