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Old 12-12-2007, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Scout Power Steering on a Samurai

I have been thinking about this setup on my sami for a while. Does anyone have any info or pics of this setup. I am currently running the sidekick/tracker setup w/sidekick drop pitman arm reamed to fit a 1-ton tie rod end and its not working out with 37" Iroks. Thanks 4 any input.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Some one posted in the dana axle swap FAQ with pictures of scout axles and steering in a sammurai.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm running a scout forward throw and pump in my zuk,work's great.
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I should have some pics around here somewhere....

Not sure this is the ideal box for the samurai as it is very large and the sector shaft is so long. You will want to source another pitman arm as the scout unit is very long and will give you to much throw for most axles. I used a Ford pitman. There are a couple of different ratios on these boxes. I think mine was a the "fast" one, and it steered like a dump truck. But the thing had great power.

You might look into something like a Chevy Astro steering box as it is also reversed, but without the huge sector shaft. That sector shaft was getting in the way of my suspension up travel!

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Thanks 4 the pictures, what years does the reversed box come on the Astro?
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Rotozuk: Where did you source the joint for the steering shaft? and what did you have to do to make it work? any pics? What ford pitman did you use?

I already have my scout box mounted on the frame. I've been trying to decide what to do with the steering shaft though. I'm also going to try a wagoneer pitman arm and see if it clears (I'm running stock YJs shackle reverse up front and Scout II axles)..
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here's some of my setup.....
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We ran the boxes on our trackers no problems.....

they were very strong and worked awesome for 36 IROKS......

My box is for sale now that we are going full hydro.......
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Rotozuk: Where did you source the joint for the steering shaft? and what did you have to do to make it work? any pics? What ford pitman did you use?

I already have my scout box mounted on the frame. I've been trying to decide what to do with the steering shaft though. I'm also going to try a wagoneer pitman arm and see if it clears (I'm running stock YJs shackle reverse up front and Scout II axles)..
I bought the u-joint from a local sand/race shop, McKenzies. They are on the web and have a nice selection of stuff at very good prices. The joint is tig welded to a stock Samurai shaft, and bolts to the Saginaw input shaft.

If you are running the Scout II axles, then you should be able to use the stock Scout Pitman arm. I was running this on a Toy axle.

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Thanks 4 the pictures, what years does the reversed box come on the Astro?
As far as I know, all of them. Vans have some space limitations in the front and tend to have reversed boxes.

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