Mopar HD Steering Box Upgrade

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Mopar HD Steering Box Upgrade

Post by coder » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:26 pm

My Mopar 68170214AA HD Steering Box has arrived

So far I've been through the original OEM steering box and 2 redhead replacements but after 2-3 years they wander all over the place. Everything else in the front-end has been replaced/upgraded and is good shape. So I broke-down got the HD Mopar box I'll be putting it on as soon as my 33mm and 46mm sockets come in.

Has anyone else installed one of these before, any tips/tricks or recommendations it does not seem to difficult?
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Vehicle: 2007 Power Wagon Quad Cab - Inferno Red
Suspension: Carli 3" Hemi Coils, Carli Control Arms, Carli King 2.5 Pin-Tops, Carli Stainless Steering Stabilizer, Carli Trackbar | Synergy 1" Rear Shackle
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Re: Mopar HD Steering Box Upgrade

Post by Colibri » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:33 pm

I've got one on my truck, it's very straight forward. Mine is an 09 so the steering column was a 3/4" double d instead of splined, so I had to switch the lower joint out on my Borgeson shaft. Otherwise it's simple. Just don't drop it on yourself man, it'll hurt lol. If you already have a steering brace it'll work with the big box with a new nut and some fine tuning
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Re: Mopar HD Steering Box Upgrade

Post by stamm20 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:46 pm

I swapped mine over to it a few years ago really easy and straight forward. I don't think it took more then a couple hours. Only tip when you take the factory drag link off to count the number of turns so you can get the new one set back right or just mark the threads where the old one stopped.

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Re: Mopar HD Steering Box Upgrade

Post by TwinStick » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:32 pm

This is a future project for me as well.
In WNY State. 2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls an 18' 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Re: Mopar HD Steering Box Upgrade

Post by stamm20 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:41 pm

Mine worked good for a few years now it's got a bunch of play in it

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Re: Mopar HD Steering Box Upgrade

Post by coder » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:15 pm

stamm20 wrote:Mine worked good for a few years now it's got a bunch of play in it
Tighten the adjustment screw on the top 1/4 turn and no more and it will help.
Vehicle: 2007 Power Wagon Quad Cab - Inferno Red
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Re: Mopar HD Steering Box Upgrade

Post by RustyPW » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:18 pm

I got mine from PSC. It was a straight replacement.
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Re: Mopar HD Steering Box Upgrade

Post by stamm20 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:04 am

coder wrote:
stamm20 wrote:Mine worked good for a few years now it's got a bunch of play in it
Tighten the adjustment screw on the top 1/4 turn and no more and it will help.
I tried to but couldn't get it to budge any tricks to it??

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Re: Mopar HD Steering Box Upgrade

Post by coder » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:50 pm

stamm20 wrote: I tried to but couldn't get it to budge any tricks to it?
You need to hold the center bolt with a screwdriver and loosen the nut with a socket (21mm on HD box), once loose turn the screw 1/4 turn clockwise, then hold in place with the screwdriver and tighten the nut back up, just snug not overly tight
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Vehicle: 2007 Power Wagon Quad Cab - Inferno Red
Suspension: Carli 3" Hemi Coils, Carli Control Arms, Carli King 2.5 Pin-Tops, Carli Stainless Steering Stabilizer, Carli Trackbar | Synergy 1" Rear Shackle
Performance: Magnaflow Muffler | Magnaflow Y-Pipe
Wheels/Tires: Toyo AT II's 35x12.5x17
Steering/Drivetrain/Axles: Carli Front Diff Guard | Dynatrac Ball Joints | Mopar HD Steering Gear
Miscellaneous: Line-X Bedliner | Locker Bypass Switch | Mopar Rock Rails | DieHard Platinum Battery G65 | Performance Friction Brake Pads | Weathertech Digital Fit Mats | Winch Thermal Protection Bypass

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Re: Mopar HD Steering Box Upgrade

Post by stamm20 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:38 am

Ok thanks I'll try it again I couldn't get the but to budge. It was also on the truck still couldn't get much leverage

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