Steering

Tiny
BADGER GIRL
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  • 1980 JEEP CJ5
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
Describe your problem. Thanks for the feed back on the RS kit. I will continue to research its effectivness. I am still trying to figure out what to do about the worn out steering box. There is lots of slop in the box and you have explained that they are not adjustable so replacement is needed. I have lifted the CJ5 and am running 33's for tires. Will a rebuilt stock box work good for this set-up or will spending the extra for an "ARG" steering box really improve the road feel and wander.
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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 1:56 PM

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Tiny
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The reason your box went out is probably due to tire size. You'll need to update the suspensionso your geometry isn't so out of whack otherwise you'll put another steering box in and it will go out again. Thee are plenty of suppliers out there that offer good steering components for this modification. Programs like trucku on speed tv have covered this very problem and went through the fix for it. You may be able to get a video on it to see what's involved. Modifying the suspension also will get rid of the shake or "death wobble" if you are experiencing that.
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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 3:48 PM
Tiny
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I finally replaced my gear-box on my '77 CJ 5----That was 6 years ago.

I replaced it with a OMIX-ADA, Yes, I did install gear oil during installation

Pretty much 1st owner had run stock wheels till I acquired him in 1991, then I increased to 235-75-15

About a year ago, I was asking the same question, "WHY DID MY BOX LAST ONLY 5 YEARS THIS TIME?" Actually it needed DOING long before that, I had sorta grown accustomed to where to "HOLD-OFF" on the steering. But, By now it was almost DANGEROUS. Especially if someone else drove it!

I talked to many places, mostly the same answer: AN ORIGINAL TYPE "SAGINAW" is the only stock type that is made from decent materials. Again added the oil till full

I sorta have before and after installation on my Walmart Album Sharing. Along with other mods I have done. Send your E-mail to my messages, I will send it to you. If I ever RE-FIGURE OUT THE SITE!

The Medic
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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 AT 10:28 PM

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