What new steering box upgrades have you used recently?

sevensandeights

sevensandeights
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Mckean
State
PA
#22
I did measure the new steering gear and the stock one. Will add the measurements here for posterity.

Stock steering gear measuring inside to inside of the large bell out front = 3.070" (78mm)
Lares 1230 "Rock Crawler" steering gear = 3.485" (88mm)

These are similar numbers to what Keith over on jeepforum.com measured on the Cardone 27-7595 H1 box (86mm) vs his stock one (75mm)
 

jpnmaine

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East Wilton
State
ME
#23
What type pitman arm is being used with this application? Just purchased a 98 TJ and originally was going to use the steering gear from that rig on the 8.
 

wm69

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God's Country
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AR
#24
I bought a NOS H1. After receiving it, I ran the numbers on eBay, found one much cheaper that wasn’t listed as an H1. Maybe it’ll help someone out.
Thanks for the link. I tried to buy one, seller cancelled my order and said they made a mistake on the qty available. Oh well.....
 

wm69

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#26
Sorry, the one I got looks good, and he has a couple left, but you have to really need one like I did to justify paying the price.
Yeah I've been planning on picking one up for quite a while if I can find one at a reasonable price. If I can't get one cheap I'll stick with my OEM box.
 

MomoJeep

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Seattle
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WA
#27
Back in the day, I put a RedHead in my CJ5. It was great. But I'm told these days they are not so good, and to go with Lares. So I get a Lares, and it makes this weird groaning sound. I check the rest of my steering system, all looks good. So I get another Lares, and a few months later is also starts to groan. WTF? Anyone?

What about these Superboxes? https://www.morris4x4center.com/ste...6HEie25SjrULba3meh4MdORfdwRTrbAhoCI4kQAvD_BwE
 

Belizeit

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River Ridge
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La
#28
Not for my Jeep, but I have had 2 originals ( GM ) rebuilt and never had a a problem with them. Probably get the Jeep one done in the next couple of years.
 

wm69

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#29
Back in the day, I put a RedHead in my CJ5. It was great. But I'm told these days they are not so good, and to go with Lares. So I get a Lares, and it makes this weird groaning sound. I check the rest of my steering system, all looks good. So I get another Lares, and a few months later is also starts to groan. WTF? Anyone?

What about these Superboxes? https://www.morris4x4center.com/ste...6HEie25SjrULba3meh4MdORfdwRTrbAhoCI4kQAvD_BwE
AGR used to be good. From what I've seen on the web, they were bought out, and quality went way down. One of the original founders started PSC, so everyone was going to PSC last time I really looked into it, and that's been a few years ago.

I have an older Superbox 2 (purchased @2002) on one of my CJ7's. It was ok. For the price I wouldn't buy another.
 

BigAl

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City
Prattville
State
AL
#30
Yeah I've been planning on picking one up for quite a while if I can find one at a reasonable price. If I can't get one cheap I'll stick with my OEM box.
The one I got ended up a lemon, would not work. Trying to get my money back due to a Turkish item being represented as US made.Thanks to PayPal I’m good. Be careful out there.
 
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MomoJeep

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Seattle
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WA
#31
Well I'm going to have shop look at my *SECOND* Lares box I've installed. With both on them there is a "buzzing" when I turn the wheel. The original box before them didn't do that, but it was worn and had slop.

BLEEDING - I did the full proceedure(s) and then some. But could air in the system still be the problem?

PUMP -
It doesn't make any noise, so I assumed it was good. I've checked every other part of the steering system, all good. I got to thinking, could the pump be putting out weak pressure and causing the problem?
 
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