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wbrett1027 08-05-2009 12:25 PM

steering play PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
hey guys i have a steering problem, problem is it has a little play, i checked it out and it appears that there is play in the steering box. i just bought my jeep like 6 months ago and it has a lift kit and all the good stuff. now.. how fast do these stock gear boxes go? and how do i know if my tie rods are bad?

jtalar 08-05-2009 03:20 PM

Every lifted Jeep I have seen has some play in the steering, it is probably due to the Jeep being lifted and bigger/heavier tires being installed, you have to keep in mind that it is a Jeep and not some fancy sports car...:D

wbrett1027 08-05-2009 04:15 PM

is there anyway i can fix that play though?

jtalar 08-06-2009 05:28 PM

Short of buying an upgraded steering box, and all new steering components, I don't see how you could, but maybe someone else on here has done it..sorry

whiteyj 08-06-2009 06:48 PM

How much "play" are we talking about? Can you give us a better description?

Sb5551 08-06-2009 06:59 PM

We are definatly gonna need a better description. The tie rods should have no play besides being able to be rotated.

You can always upgrade to a Durango steering box, but make sure that nothing else is broken first.

wbrett1027 08-06-2009 09:36 PM

id say 1/4 out of the steering is missing. im about to upgrade the steering box to a heavy duty one that
SG-621M - PSC Motorsports Xtreme Duty Steering Box with 3/4"x30 Splines (O-Ring) for 87-02 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ & Cherokee XJ - Quadratec

but how do i know if the tie rods have play i mean yes they do move but. and can i replace the tie rod ends with stock? would that even last or what?

Scout 08-06-2009 10:43 PM

Did you ever get an alignment after you installed the lift? This may be as simple a toe correction.

birdhunter 08-07-2009 04:51 AM

Do it

wbrett1027 08-07-2009 02:52 PM

the owner before me had a lift on it. im not sure if he did or not. :/

wbrett1027 08-07-2009 02:53 PM

how much is an alinement anyway>

Scout 08-07-2009 03:19 PM

Mine usually run about $ 50 for a four wheel alignment.

Or you could do it yourself:

Basic Jeep Front End Alignment

PT4WDL 08-08-2009 12:38 AM

PSC Full hydro. Go big or go home.:punk:

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