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BlueStar 04-16-2010 10:37 AM

JKS 1.25" BodyLift / NEED steering bracket spacer!
 
Anyonw know where I can get a spacer or taller bracket for my steering shaft? I recently installed a JKS 1.25" BodyLift on my TJ along with 1" motor mount spacers and as a result the bushings at the shaft joint have seperated. The kit only comes with the 11 body pucks, bolts and the transfer case plate which doesnt get used if installing motor mount lifts. I went with the 1.25" to avoid this kind of headache. Im ready to buy a new shaft but it will do me no good if I cant get it raised up with a new bracket. there is no mention of needing a bracket or even one being made in any of the JKS literature. Ive searched Quadratec high and low but cant find anything. Surely someone can direct me to where I can find a solution, manual steering sucks!!!!!!!

jdhallissey 04-16-2010 10:49 AM

Your going to have to get a new steering shaft I do believe there is no spacer that I know of and when the boot (joint) wears out your shaft is done.

MR.CLIFFORD 04-16-2010 10:56 AM

I've never seen anyone have this problem before. That's why the JKS kit doesn't have shaft spacer in it. You can unbolt the knuckle from the frame and weld in a new block under it.

BlueStar 04-16-2010 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 600097)
I've never seen anyone have this problem before. That's why the JKS kit doesn't have shaft spacer in it. You can unbolt the knuckle from the frame and weld in a new block under it.

Figures, Just my Luck:banghead:
Ive also got a 4" suspension lift on it that has been on for several years but that should have no bearing on it to my knowledge
is there a way to replace just this joint/knuckle at the bracket or am i looking at a whole new shaft?
http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/a...J/b3d125bf.jpg

MR.CLIFFORD 04-16-2010 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by BlueStar (Post 600117)
Figures, Just my Luck:banghead:
Ive also got a 4" suspension lift on it that has been on for several years but that should have no bearing on it to my knowledge
is there a way to replace just this joint/knuckle at the bracket or am i looking at a whole new shaft?
http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/a...J/b3d125bf.jpg

You can replace just that part. But it is a dealership deal. It is pretty simple to replace.

BlueStar 04-16-2010 11:53 AM

thats what i though but its not going to do me much good unless I can get that bracket lifted up an inch or so, Damn it Man, always something!!!!!!!

MR.CLIFFORD 04-16-2010 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueStar (Post 600129)
thats what i though but its not going to do me much good unless I can get that bracket lifted up an inch or so, Damn it Man, always something!!!!!!!

I can count at least 15 jeeps I know of personally running the JKS body lift and none of them have problems with that knuckle. Install a new one and you should be fine.

JeepnJim 04-16-2010 12:42 PM

The 3" BL I removed had a spacer but the JKS 1.25 had none so I removed the spacer and there's no problem. Maybe your bushing got janked up during a past lift install or some other proceedure. Try just replacing the bushing as has been mentioned. Good Luck

dirt_j00 04-28-2010 09:32 AM

Here you go: BLTJ97SBK Steering riser bracket 1"


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