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Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« on: July 09, 2012, 06:34:11 PM »
Are there any steering box upgrades for the eagle I may be changing this again so......figured I'd give ya guys a shot.
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 08:16:51 PM »
Theres a post around here about using a ZJ steering box on a Eagle. Said it fit perfect.
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 08:43:27 PM »
Theres a post around here about using a ZJ steering box on a Eagle. Said it fit perfect.
Yes, I used a steering box out of a Jeep Grand Cherokee and love it. However, some may not like how firm the steering is at low speeds. A regular Cherokee would also be an upgrade and not as firm.
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 08:54:36 PM »
also theres an s10 one thats supposed to work with non power steering. but im not sure which one, i remember readin it at one of the amc forums.
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 10:16:00 PM »
Yes, I used a steering box out of a Jeep Grand Cherokee and love it. However, some may not like how firm the steering is at low speeds. A regular Cherokee would also be an upgrade and not as firm.

Eaglefreek, what years of Grand Cherokee's will work for the swap?  Thanks.
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012, 07:23:39 AM »
Yes, I used a steering box out of a Jeep Grand Cherokee and love it. However, some may not like how firm the steering is at low speeds. A regular Cherokee would also be an upgrade and not as firm.

Eaglefreek, what years of Grand Cherokee's will work for the swap?  Thanks.
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 09:01:35 AM »
If you wanted a quicker box for more sporty type steering, you could use one from certain gm intermediates from the 80's era with option code F41, MonteCarlo SS, T-Type/GN, 442/Salon/calais, GP 2+2 to name a few, these models will have a faster ratio box, where as there common base models have the identical box to our eagles, lol (even same part #). There is always the f body box that's suppose to fit into the gm intermediate which is said to be the same as the F41 box, but I'm unsure of the year range on that.
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2012, 09:33:58 AM »
In the research that I did, the ZJ box has the same ratio as the F41 box at 12.7:1, but has a 3 turns to lock vs 2.5 turns as the F41. So your turning radius will be reduced.
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012, 10:20:11 AM »
the internal stops may be different or someone calculated that wrong. I was looking at using a Grand Wagoneer box if I go oversized (33" or more) tires like on my '87 MJ (which will be for sale soon.)
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2012, 06:58:21 AM »
Thanks for the info guys, is there an A-1 Cardone or Acdelco part number floating around for this f41 box option?
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2012, 07:24:35 AM »
Cardone part #  27-6550
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2012, 07:46:56 AM »
Thanks guys, much appreciated
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2012, 10:31:50 AM »
Nice articles Eaglefreek!
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2012, 10:46:07 AM »
Nice articles Eaglefreek!
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2012, 10:56:09 AM »
Nice articles Eaglefreek!
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2012, 08:42:55 PM »
i have question concerning the power steering lines go thread in on the Grand Cherokee box's are they the same as ours or would i need to get differant lines to make it work.
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Re: Are there any Steering box upgrades??
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2012, 09:09:57 PM »
The threads were the same as my 86. If all years had the same hoses, it will work.
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