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Old 11-06-2011, 08:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Isuzu steering box swap?

Time to upgrade the steering box. My stock box is starting to tear off the frame, so while I am reinforcing the mount I may upgrade. What would you go with? I am running a Dana 60 sas with coils.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Time to upgrade the steering box. My stock box is starting to tear off the frame, so while I am reinforcing the mount I may upgrade. What would you go with? I am running a Dana 60 sas with coils.
2wd square body chevy box. Im currently in debate with myself right now as to whether I should use my trooper box or just put the chevy box on the truck that I already have when I SAS the truck...
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Troy, I went round and round with this when I was looking at a box on my ultra4. As it turns out is will be really hard to better your isuzu box. You can certainly go with a saginaw box, but I don't feel its really an upgrade.
And, what the crap? You managed to break the frame? I want to see pics!
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It is not so much the frame as it is the welds on the sleeves going through the frame, so instead of just rewelding the sleeves I am going to beef up the frame while I am at it. Better to do it and not need it..........

I will try to get some pics. Not too good at this stuff any more.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i installed a steering box from an astrovan when i did the sas on my first gen trooper.i moved my front axle center forward 6 inches and needed a box with the pitman facing forward
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i installed a steering box from an astrovan when i did the sas on my first gen trooper.i moved my front axle center forward 6 inches and needed a box with the pitman facing forward
Do you have some pictures? Im considering using this box on my 2nd gen trooper sas seeing as how FJ60 and FJ80 boxes are so expensive.
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ill get some pics for you.i got the box for free so that's always a bonus
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i used a 60 series land cruiser box on my trooper when i sas'd it
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i used a 60 series land cruiser box on my trooper when i sas'd it
Any pictures/ details on this?
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Any pictures/ details on this?
If you search for the independent 4x ultimate RS build theres nice photos of an FJ80 box which is the same thing just variable ratio steering. matt said he later switched to an FJ60 box cause the variable steering didnt feel right and everything was bolt in from one to the other.
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If you search for the independent 4x ultimate RS build theres nice photos of an FJ80 box which is the same thing just variable ratio steering. matt said he later switched to an FJ60 box cause the variable steering didnt feel right and everything was bolt in from one to the other.
I didnt know he switched it up. Ive got an FJ60 axle with Longs and a high steer set up sitting in the garage. If I could use a 60 box when linking the front and use that axle (58" width) would be great. Ill have to look up his build and see how he did it.
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Any pictures/ details on this?
I'll do my best to try and grab some pics. I sleeved part of the cruiser steering shaft to the trooper shaft with some dom and make a mount from some plate. I've got toy mini truck diffs in it and the only thing I had to do was notch the frame to clear the pitman arm because I used a flat arm
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I think im gonna go with a Scout II box. Or the Astro van box if I can't find a Scout box.
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i installed a steering box from an astrovan when i did the sas on my first gen trooper.i moved my front axle center forward 6 inches and needed a box with the pitman facing forward
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Do you have some pictures? Im considering using this box on my 2nd gen trooper sas seeing as how FJ60 and FJ80 boxes are so expensive.
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ill get some pics for you.i got the box for free so that's always a bonus

Where are those pics at, I want to see what you have. Can you take a pic from the driver side with the tire off, looking down the steering link.

I am not sure, I keep going both ways on the steering box I want to use, first I was gonna go Yota IFS, then I wanted scout, now Im thinkin Yota IFS again. But I might thinik about an astro van since I havent found a scout or Yota to get parts off of.

I just pulled my factory box off today, so I can get a better view of what im going to do.

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