Diesel Steering Gearbox

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I've read some rumors on the forums of the Diesel having a different steering gearbox and steering ratio. Any chance one of you awesome owners could report on the steering gearbox part number installed in the diesel?





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...no steering 'wondering'* reported in the diesel thread so you're thinking the diesel gearbox might be the magic bullet for the other Wranglers.


*Yes I know the correct term is 'Wandering' but it has been spelled wrong so much it's starting to stick
 
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Yeah certainly curious. The gearbox is the same on the JL/JT across all engines so it would be interesting to confirm or dispel the rumor of a different one being out there.
 

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Just in case it isn’t I’m gonna do what this guy did lol

 

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Yeah certainly curious. The gearbox is the same on the JL/JT across all engines so it would be interesting to confirm or dispel the rumor of a different one being out there.
I am 99% sure I heard there was a different ratio on a video -
 
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Well.....so much for that!

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Although the EcoDiesel swaps the gas model’s 15.6:1 steering ratio for a 14.3:1 gear, the model’s steering suffers from the same large on-center dead spot and poor weighting of other Wranglers.
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Well.....so much for that!

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Although the EcoDiesel swaps the gas model’s 15.6:1 steering ratio for a 14.3:1 gear, the model’s steering suffers from the same large on-center dead spot and poor weighting of other Wranglers.
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Thanks!
I disagree with their assessment of the steering. 3.6 was closer to their description but my 3.0 feels significantly better even on the 35s. I drove them back to back, with 18 months prior experience in the 3.6. I had the recall service on the 3.6 and it didn’t feel any different. Never had a death wobble either way.
 
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I disagree with their assessment of the steering. 3.6 was closer to their description but my 3.0 feels significantly better even on the 35s. I drove them back to back, with 18 months prior experience in the 3.6. I had the recall service on the 3.6 and it didn’t feel any different. Never had a death wobble either way.
That is awesome you got a good one. I'm sure the faster ratio helps to some degree. Seems like on the other engines there are only some percentage that have the dead spot anyway. Hopefully all the diesels are good, just ironic the review had one!
 

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