Durango Steering Box for the XJ

There are two possible part numbers for the Durango Steering box. 

  1. Recommended:  #277580 - 98 Durango V8 with the snow plow option has the 3.5 turns lock to lock.  Some have received them with only 3 turns.
    1. https://www.naxja.org/forum/showpost.php?p=245522245&postcount=120
  2. #277588 (non-plow option only has 3 turns lock to lock at 2 15/16) per
    1. https://www.naxja.org/forum/showpost.php?p=244880030&postcount=57
    2. https://www.naxja.org/forum/showpost.php?p=245512843&postcount=101
    3. https://www.naxja.org/forum/showpost.php?p=245522035&postcount=115
    4. https://www.naxja.org/forum/showpost.php?p=245522245&postcount=120
  3. Atsco 7561

Cons with Durango boxes

  • Never know if you get the 3 turn vs 3.5 turn lock to lock
  • The sector shaft bearing support sucks and may get lateral play.  Doesn't use ball bearings
  • Power Steering Pump may need to be swapped with a PSC or WJ V8 steering pump to account for volume increase.