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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Steering upgrade

I have a CJ3a I am want to junk all the stock steering and replace with late model style steering. I would like to hear from those of you that have done this type of upgrade with opinions of what steering columns, steering boxes, etc. work the best and also what problems you have run into.
50ish CJ3A, stock CJ7 springs, 33" tires, locker, even I'm surprised where this thing will go!!

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Re: Steering upgrade

GM steering, the short one like out of a Camero or similar. I just finished putting one in a J5 this last weekend for an old teacher of mine. they work slick. and get the colapsable steering shaft that goes to the box, in case of collision. Hope this helps

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Re: Steering upgrade

I got a camero steering column. Used a 79 wagoneer steering box, which you might want to get a CJ one, because mine is insanely tight when turning, really really fast. You can order a kit from AA but that is $$$. My buddy did my conversion. Her took the cross member from an newer CJ frame and welded it on my old CJ5 frame. Then have to box the one side of the frame. I ordered the long tie rod from AA. Used the colapsable steering shaft from a CJ7. You will have to do alot of thinking and fab work, but it is worth it. So pretty much what we did was copy a later CJ7. Really isnt that difficult, but i dont have welding skills yet, so my friend did it for me.

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