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anyone use an AGR steering box?

I'm looking into the variable ratio box and have a few questions. Does it give a tighter feel, or make it more responsive? Is it worth the cash? I need to do something cause my box is too sloppy. I tried adjusting it, but that just made the wheel more difficult to turn.
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Re: anyone use an AGR steering box?

Yeah I bougth one and it works great . i got the street version for a 91 wrangler. i think it took out a lot of slop . but I also replaced all my ball joints got rid of the original tie rods for a M.O.R.E. steering kit and got a new steering shaft with a damper built in ( not cheap) also the tomken box brac wont fit on a agr without being modified, wish someone had told me that . It drives pretty good now, only thing left to replace is the bearings.I would go for it , but keep in mind to check other sources for slop.

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Re: anyone use an AGR steering box?

try another box.. most of those saginaw's are the same.. look at the casting number on it.. and match it up.. yj wranglers and tj are pretty dang close..
i have a wagoneer box on mine.. but if you decide to go that route.. look at the splines on it.. with my wagoneer box.. i had to use the wagoneer rag joint.. i just welded it onto the end of my cj steering shaft.. and for the lines i used the cj lines.. and cut the flare of them.. and took the nut from the wagoneer lines and put them onto the cj lines.. and then reflared them.. works great... and its atleast half the cost..

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Re: anyone use an AGR steering box?

I purchased & installed an AGR box (& pump) in July for my '85 CJ7. I think it is an improvement, but certainly does not make the steering "tight". All in all I am satisfied, just make sure that you TIGHTEN THE STEERING BOX BOLTS TIGHTLY! we also got a brace for it from Leon Rosser for $39.95, I would highly recommed purchasing this Our bolts weren't tight enough, they loosened & we started to float all over until we realized what was wrong, after tightening it improved & after the brace it improved again. We also installed the Borgeson 1 piece shaft at the same time. Overall, the steering is much smoother, very smooth on the trails, but the steering wheel is not "tight" as new trucks or jeeps are, but then again it is a CJ. Its a lot of $$ though, just like anything else, prioritize. Our existing box was shot, so that helped justify the cost for us. It was not hard to install. It is a pretty box & matches the con-ferr shackles on the front of my jeep.

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Re: anyone use an AGR steering box?

FYI, it was the variable box we got also, forgot to tell ya

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Agreed, I got the AGR and a brace. The brace is an absolute must. If you don't believe me get everything all nice and tightend up and have someone turn the steering wheel back and forth a few inches while you are watching the steering gear. It will move

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Have the Super Box II. Works great but much more into cheaper fixes now. Would definitely try a TJ or Waggie box for now. No brace on mine and no problems yet gues I'll try watching it while someone turns it tomorrow.

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Re: anyone use an AGR steering box?

I was reading somewhere that if you get a steering box from a 76 camero that it is a direct bolt up and it is the heavy duty type. The only difference is the end connections are not the same. have to get new lines made. But I think this is the route that I am going to go. It alot cheaper. If you do a search power steering there was a post week or two ago that had better info.

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