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2wd steering box

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by four_by_ken, Jun 16, 2001.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone have what I will expect to pay for one? I jumped on Autozone.com and they want $179 for one.

    Should I be expecting to pay this much?

    I didnt have to change the steering box on my Jeep thankfully.

    Ken H.
     
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    Hey, if you're going to go ahead and spend the change, why not go AGR? They sell variable-rate 2WD boxes that would kick a lot of a$$ compared to a lifetime Autozone. I think they go for about $250 or so.
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    Funny you should mention that. I was at their web site as you wrote that post. Cant find prices though.

    Might go with a rock ram though. Not sure yet. Many ideas.
     
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    $360 from Macromotive.com but they're always higher than everyone else.

    Chad
     
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    Just go to a boneyard and pick a used 2WD that doesn't leak up for $20-$40. AGR is highly overrated. I can go thru lots of used 2WD steering boxes for $20 each before I approach an AGR at $380 + shipping!!

    ken
     
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    I went and picked one up today for $40 at a salvage yard. If it ever breaks how hard are they to rebuild? Or should I just go get another one?

    Chad
     
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    I think AGR is about $250. They are nice, variable ratio is good all around. I ran a junkyard box for a while after I broke a mounting ear off my AGR and it worked ok too, just not as nice to drive, and a little looser.
    Rock rams are nice, I have yet to be in a situation where I can't turn the 42's.

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    Hey Stephen, one thing I may worry about using a Rock Ram is the knuckle itself breaking. I have seen Dana 60 knuckles break right where the tie-rod mounts-back about 4" or so, and that was without a Rock Ram. Do you have this worry?

    ken
     
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    Actually, almost everywhere I've seen, the AGR box are about $350. I will have to agree with Ken though, these boxes are wayyy over rated/over priced!!
    With that said, I have one along with the RAM. I can't get it to work right like yours. I'm not sure, but maybe i still have air in the system. But I did spend countless hours bleeding the system. Anyhow, I would be weary with AGR's service too. They tend to ship the wrong stuff. My AGR RAM kit had a mix of different parts. My truck right now has a bunch of mixed up wrong parts on it b/c of them. But it works :)
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    Check the one suspension pic I have up on our site, it shows the mounting for the ram and the tie-rod. It doesn't have much to do with the knuckle arms anymore. It's all tied to the steering arms on the top of the knuckle. The studs and nuts are a maintenance item now though!

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