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Old 05-15-2018, 11:30 AM   #88171  
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Yep everyone complains about the "aftermarket repainted" boxes. I am not 100% sure what route I am going to go. The Delphi I put in my white one is doing just fine so far. So I might just get another one of those for the silver one. Or possibly, rebuild the one that originally came out of the white Jeep and put it in the silver one. Or someone posted a link to Redhead gear boxes a while back and they looked pretty good but a little pricey. Not sure. I got lots of other things to do before I get to replacing it. Its not leaking so I am not in a huge rush to replace it. Its just got about a 1/4" of play in the output shaft.

I already ordered a new radiator. $55 on Fleabay with a lifetime warranty. I will take my chances.
https://westtexasoffroad.wixsite.com...hydro-steering
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:36 AM   #88172  
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Redhead is arguably the best steering boxes in the country. They take factory boxes and rebuild them while making modifications to improve upon known flaws. And I don't know the current status, but it used to be a lifetime warranty regardless of application

The question tends to be whether or not they have steering boxes for your vehicle
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You crazy! Im not putting hydro assist on a bone stock 2wd Jeep!

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Redhead is arguably the best steering boxes in the country. They take factory boxes and rebuild them while making modifications to improve upon known flaws. And I don't know the current status, but it used to be a lifetime warranty regardless of application

The question tends to be whether or not they have steering boxes for your vehicle
That is good to hear. I have never heard of them before someone posted a link. Looks like they are $296 plus a refundable $150 core. If I went that route, I would put it in my white Jeep and then put the Delphi unit from the white one into the silver one. Lots of work but would be worth it.

And just checked, they only have a 1 year warranty.

Edit - Just sent them a message about rebuilding mine as they list it as an option. We will see if its any cheaper when they respond.

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Old 05-15-2018, 01:14 PM   #88174  
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They're very popular in the full size truck scene. I first heard of them while reading up on my '79 F150
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Edit - Just sent them a message about rebuilding mine as they list it as an option. We will see if its any cheaper when they respond.
That's interesting. They look great, but no XJ versions. Guess you could get the grand cherokee to work.
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That's interesting. They look great, but no XJ versions. Guess you could get the grand cherokee to work.
I got an email back from them earlier today. Said #18510 is the correct one for XJ's. He also said I can send mine in and its still the same $296 price. Takes a few days to machine and rebuild. Waiting on another email back to see exactly what they do during the rebuild. Sounds pretty good so far.
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You crazy! Im not putting hydro assist on a bone stock 2wd Jeep!
Hey, just an option... could always do hydro on the white and swap that box into the silver...
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It's always somethin'! I remember years ago when vehicles were all getting the aluminum radiators with plastic tanks and everyone was complaining about what cheap crap they were. Now it's come full circle and nobody trusts the all metal ones. It's a bit different now though, those folks that were complaining back then were used to brazing brass radiators to fix them.



I've had good luck with my lifetime warranty cheap-o POS so far...


Any idea what route you'll go with the steering box? I've seen a lot of complaints of POS "rebuilt" (repainted?) boxes around here.
lol...^^ like part of my post above.
The x2 on mine didn't include 2 more that didn't even make it off of the parts counter as opening the box they were leaking fluid all over the place.
I've said before that if a class action were to ever get off the ground against that company I would be first in line. They are nothing but dirtbags. A part that allows the driver to maintain control over where the vehicle goes is pretty damn mission critical in my book and they treat it like it's an interior dome light. It's not right and to me could be down right criminal.

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95% there. Finally looks like a Jeep again.
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Hey, just an option... could always do hydro on the white and swap that box into the silver...
That's actually not a bad idea. Even with my monstrous 31s.

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95% there. Finally looks like a Jeep again.



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Heck ya! I hope you got a few free shirts out of the deal.
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