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Unread 04-03-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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Poison Spyder Steering Skid

Well I got another new part for the YJ and went to install it this morning, only to find out that there are some fitment issues. My pitman arm contacts the skid and binds up my steering. I'm sure I could grind on the skid but it's new and the powder coat looks great. Any ideas?

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Unread 04-03-2011, 09:40 PM   #2
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Weird, I have that on mine with now issues. Do you have a drop pitman arm by chance? Maybe post up some pics of your setup.

I've got some pics of mine, but none showing the inside of the skid where the pitman sits.
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Unread 04-03-2011, 09:43 PM   #3
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Yeah I have a drop pitman arm. And I can post pics tomorrow after I get home from school. I'm wondering why it's only bolt on goodies for my jeep that give me trouble?
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Unread 04-23-2011, 07:35 PM   #4
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Well I went ahead and ground down the one side that was hitting my pitman arm! Also, I repainted it with black rustoleum hammered and now it looks great let me know what you think!



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Unread 04-23-2011, 07:48 PM   #5
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I would be worried about the skid coming in contact with the pitman arm and steering box.
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Unread 04-23-2011, 07:57 PM   #6
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Full lock both ways and flexed out it clears everything with room to spare
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When you come down on it.
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Unread 04-23-2011, 10:51 PM   #8
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? are you here to bash or what? only hearing negative comments from you. I don't think a reputable company like Poison Spyder would put out a product that will harm what it is meant to protect? Or am I wrong on the whole steering protection thing?
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That actually looks a little different than the one I've got, but I got mine before they changed ownership. Looks good.
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Thanks, yeah a guy in my local club has one from them that looks a little bit different from mine too
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? are you here to bash or what? only hearing negative comments from you. I don't think a reputable company like Poison Spyder would put out a product that will harm what it is meant to protect? Or am I wrong on the whole steering protection thing?
Poison Spider sent you a defective product. I don't think it's too far off to consider the possibility that maybe it fits wrong entirely.

I'm not bashing. If you come down hard on that thing and the side of the skid is in line with the pitman arm there is a good chance it will deflect up and hit the arm/steering box. It's only held on by the front and the side.



It could just be the camera angle but the that edge looks too close the the pitman arm to me. Is it the side you ground down?
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