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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-21-2019, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep JKR steering box

I'm sure there is a post somewhere about this but I simply cannot find one.

I have recently been thinking about upgrading my steering box. Now I know everyone is gonna PSC is the best. However, I was looking for a cheaper option. Is there any DIY builds anyone has done?

I have the skill and resources for a DIY but I want to hear about anyone who has done this before.
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Why do you want to upgrade the steering box?
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There are cheaper replacements, but as far as I know the PSC is the only upgrade for the steering box itself , keep in mind you need some "accessories" for the box to perform as it was designed and you will be looking at around $1800 for the complete kit.
https://www.pscmotorsports.com/vehic...kit-21889.html

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Why do you want to upgrade the steering box?
My box it about gone. It's a known factory flaw with the big tires.
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There are cheaper replacements, but as far as I know the PSC is the only upgrade for the steering box itself , keep in mind you need some "accessories" for the box to perform as it was designed and you will be looking at around $1800 for the complete kit.
https://www.pscmotorsports.com/vehic...kit-21889.html
And that's why I want a cheaper option...... I have Google also lol
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At one point in time PSC offered a stock box with a 300M sector shaft, I don't know if they still sell it or if it was discontinued in favor of their big box. Also if you are open to tackling this in a different way look up west texas off road and their redneck ram. you can have your box rebuilt and ram assist for about half what PSC wants for their system.
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At one point in time PSC offered a stock box with a 300M sector shaft, I don't know if they still sell it or if it was discontinued in favor of their big box. Also if you are open to tackling this in a different way look up west texas off road and their redneck ram. you can have your box rebuilt and ram assist for about half what PSC wants for their system.
Thanks. That's kinda what I'm looking for
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Get a Big Bore PSC steering box.

https://www.pscmotorsports.com/07-17...-gear-box.html
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So this leads me back to the first question - "why do you want a new box?" If its because the OEM is worn out, then a rebuilt unit from Napa will do the job and cost less than the PSC. If the reason is to better handle bigger tires, then that option opens up different aftermarket boxes. The OP doesn't mention the front locker being an issue or the desire for hydraulic assist.
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So this leads me back to the first question - "why do you want a new box?" If its because the OEM is worn out, then a rebuilt unit from Napa will do the job and cost less than the PSC. If the reason is to better handle bigger tires, then that option opens up different aftermarket boxes. The OP doesn't mention the front locker being an issue or the desire for hydraulic assist.

From what I am reading online, the factory steering box is grossly underpowered for larger size tires. I am running 35x12.50.

I don't want to replace every 3 years.
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