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Old 06-14-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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How to adjust steering stops?

Could someone throw me a bone and give me a little tutorial on how to adjust the steering stops?
I want to prevent rubbing on my lower control arms up front. It only rubs on alot of flex at full turn. and Its not worth blowing the money for new wheels yet.
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i don't know how to adjust them or even if they can be. most people just use washers.

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Back of the spindles, look for a 5/16" bolt sticking out. It will look like its threaded into a nut on the spindle. Remove the bolt, the nut will come with it, it's welded to the bolt.

Stuff a couple of washers under the nut, reinstall the bolt. Do that same on the other side. Check for rubbing. Add more washers as needed.

Adding the washers moves the bolt out, so it hits the stops sooner.

You've now adjusted your steering stops.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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Can't imagine you would need more than 2 washers on each side. Even 1 washer on each side makes a big difference.
I've never noticed much difference in the turning circle but full-lock turning in reverse is certainly affected.
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Thanks, I plan to add just one of the front left and go from there. after yesterday I have visible rubbing and wear on my control arm, so I need to prevent that. thanks!

Shelby, thanks for the very good description
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OK, I'm pretty much clueless about mechanical stuff. Just got my YJ ('93) a month ago and the rubbing has been driving me crazy. Thanks for the link arcountryboy; couldn't have made it any easier than that!
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nice I've been looking for this
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Or just removed the welded nut and bolt snd go to the hardware store and purchase a new bolt that is slightly longer and a new nut. Then you can adjust your steering by running the bolt out (or in) and then lock it with the nut. No need for washers.
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Will definitely be doing this once I wear my tires down to the rim and go up a little for my next set.

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