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Old 12-26-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Loose Steering

How do i tighten up my steering its really loose. 94 yj on 35 inch tires.

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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All the steering parts good, tie rod ends, ball joints, wheel hub units. Alignment is critical, steering shaft u-joints, lower steering column bearing. Last thing for lifted and big tires is go for it flip and heavier tie rod and drag link setup.

33s, 4" lift all new parts, aligned and you can still the tie rods roll when you start to steer. I changed all the parts mentioned above and it still sloppy so go for it flip is next,

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Old 12-27-2012, 12:04 PM   #3
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What's this 'flip' you're talking about Chief?
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #4
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Go For It flip. They sent three tapered bushings and new nuts. Somewhere in the search there is a whole thread with pics. It flips your tie rod ends. More clearance and is supposed to reduce the tie rod end roll when lifted.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:53 PM   #5
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Might be something as simple as tightening your steering preload.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:28 PM   #6
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You can also tighten up your steering box some. There is a thread on here somewhere. Just be careful. If you over tighten, you will kill the gears inside. Made a world of difference in my steering.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:41 PM   #7
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Check to make sure your pitnam arm is good and tight on your steering box, thought I needed a new steering box but found that the pitnam arm needed 2 washers to tighten it up on the shaft. Good luck
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:02 PM   #8
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Doesnt matter now... gotta find a new yj now
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:13 PM   #9
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If you want to let us hang there OK or you can fill us in>
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:18 PM   #10
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Doesnt matter now... gotta find a new yj now
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:19 PM   #11
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Frame cracked in 5 places
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:16 PM   #12
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I don't understand how the need for washers tightened up the pitman arm. Did you run out of threads on the steering shaft?
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:04 PM   #13
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Weld it up it will be stronger than before!!!! Then work the steering issues. Got to be someone local who can patch that frame and fix it up.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:15 AM   #14
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I did it once the frame cracked completely in half where the skid plate is, ran a weld down it and welded a 1/4 plate over it. Right now i dont even know where the cracks are. I went on vacation and my father took my jeep to his friend whos a mechanic so he could surprise me by getting a new clutch, brakes and fenders. He did a full inspection too and uncovered the cracks, i just got home yesterday and i dont get the jeep back till tomorrow ( todays sunday) shops closed.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:46 AM   #15
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Dont feel bad bro...mine frame is completely rotten on pass side at the shackles...thiers a gent that goes south and brings back good frames..sells for 700bucks...plan on grabbing one this spring and doin a swap...
got this bad feeling that its gonna cost me a frickin fortune tho lol
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:34 AM   #16
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I think i want to build a yj from scratch.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #17
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I think i want to build a yj from scratch.
thats almost what i have done so far...body is brand new...just waiting for spring and $$ to begin frame
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:50 AM   #18
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Like i want to do a diesel engine, coils, and fiber glass body with the powder coated frame from Quadratec on 40s.

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