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Old February 18th, 2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default TJ Steering Gear upgrade/durango gear

My steering gear is leaking in my TJ I am running 35's on it.

-I heard of guys using a Dodge Durango steering gear to replace stock TJ gear everything I have read says its a direct bolt in replacement.

-What is the advantages of that durango gear?

-What year Durango and what options etc.. do I look for to get the desired gear for the conversion?

-If there are any better options please feel free to give them to me as well budget is a consideration..

Thanks for the Help.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 11:08 AM   #2
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The Dodge Durango box is a direct bolt in. It gives you a better gear reduciton making it easier to turn larger tires. You need a box from a 98-99 Durango. 2WD or 4WD don't make a difference but they do offer one with or with out snow plow package. I don't know the difference between those two. I did put one on my TJ that did not have the snow plow package and it work great. Hope this helps!
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The durango box has a larger diameter piston. Most piston area = more force to turn the tires.

A buddy just did this swap into his 2002 with an 98 box I had, bolted directly in, no problems.
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i am having the saame problem with my 01 tj. the gearbox is leaking. this is a great idea, but you said it bolts up the same, so do the powersteering lines go into it just the same? lol nice i found this thread. i just spotted mine leaking today. thanks this is great help
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