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Unread 01-24-2013, 08:53 AM   #31
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Darn that sucks. Sorry to hear that. I take it there is no way you can adjust the box without violating the warranty? I haven't had a chance to mess with my PSC yet. It's either been too rainy or too cold or both.

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Unread 01-24-2013, 08:58 AM   #32
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Yup, its got a 12 month warranty, and adjusting it voids the warranty. Don't get me wrong, its much better than the stock box. But there is play in the steering wheel, before the drive wheels engage, and the steering wheel is tight too. Doesn't return to center by itself either. I'm hoping they will still take it back, and refund me the money, or at least some of it. It honestly just feels like they repainted it and tightened down the adjustment bolt. I think that they will take it back if I explain that there is still play in the steering wheel and I am hoping to try out some other options. I like how PSC boxes are new.
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Unread 01-24-2013, 09:12 AM   #33
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Yup, its got a 12 month warranty, and adjusting it voids the warranty. Don't get me wrong, its much better than the stock box. But there is play in the steering wheel, before the drive wheels engage, and the steering wheel is tight too. Doesn't return to center by itself either. I'm hoping they will still take it back, and refund me the money, or at least some of it. It honestly just feels like they repainted it and tightened down the adjustment bolt. I think that they will take it back if I explain that there is still play in the steering wheel and I am hoping to try out some other options. I like how PSC boxes are new.
Sounds like the over the top nut is too tight. That's how it feels. You turn the wheel and it stays pointed in that direction.
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Unread 01-24-2013, 10:28 AM   #34
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Mine will go in whenever I get my Addco sway bar and TREs in the mail. I like Kolak, but man his shipping takes forever sometimes.
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Unread 01-24-2013, 11:34 AM   #35
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Mine will go in whenever I get my Addco sway bar and TREs in the mail. I like Kolak, but man his shipping takes forever sometimes.
It's not him per say. It's the venders. Sometimes they ship to him or sometimes he can tell them to ship right to you. Once he gets the goods they go out immediately.
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Unread 01-24-2013, 11:50 AM   #36
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I know Im just impatient
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Unread 01-24-2013, 11:58 AM   #37
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I know Im just impatient
Haha well, I'm never too excited about putting new parts on the ZJ. I guess I'm excited about getting it over with.
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Unread 01-24-2013, 05:22 PM   #38
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Yup, sounds about right. I am just praying that they will both accept the return, and accept it in a few months when I can swap out the boxes and the temperature isn't in the teens... Doesn't quite suit me to be doing work in an unheated garage right about now...
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Unread 02-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #39
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As a quick update to this thread, tried to install the box Saturday night. Pitman arm puller bent, so I couldnt get the arm off. Was past 9PM so I couldnt go buy propane for the torch to heat it up. Didnt have the will power to try again Sunday morning before the Superbowl.

I cant decide if I should get a new puller, some heat, and try again; take the box off and have a shop pull the arm; or put it back together and have a shop install it altogether. Aint nobody got time for this.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 11:44 AM   #40
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Ain't nobody got time for this... LMAO!!
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Unread 02-05-2013, 12:17 AM   #41
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Get another beefier puller, pull the box, put in vise and try again. Remember tighten puller till you cant then whack the bolt hard a few times with a BFH then tighten some more then whack it again, either it will pop off fast or slip off slowly..... dont give up i had 2 to pull and got both after busting a puller and replacing it also!!!!.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 09:22 PM   #42
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It's all done now. Had to get a better puller, give it heat, and whack it to get the pitman arm off.

I'm happy with it so far, with new TREs and a new Addco, it feels really good.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 10:13 AM   #43
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It's all done now. Had to get a better puller, give it heat, and whack it to get the pitman arm off.

I'm happy with it so far, with new TREs and a new Addco, it feels really good.
Mine is still a paper weight. How is the return to center? Any wandering on the highway or loose feeling? My stock steering right now is kind of loose and I need to adjust the wheel as I drive to keep it straight. Was yours like that? Jesus tell me!
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Unread 02-19-2013, 11:04 AM   #44
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Mine is still a paper weight. How is the return to center? Any wandering on the highway or loose feeling? My stock steering right now is kind of loose and I need to adjust the wheel as I drive to keep it straight. Was yours like that? Jesus tell me!
The steering is very solid and tight. Mine steering wheel used to feel weightless almost when I turned. Now there is resistance; not too tight though. I didnt pay attention to how well it returned to center, Ill let you know next time I drive it; but I think itll need some help which doesnt bother me because I dont really take my hands off the wheel. But driving down the freeway it was nice and straight with no hands.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 11:06 AM   #45
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and if youve never done it, swapping it out is a *****, but it would be MUCH faster next time if I ever have to do it again.
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