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post #1 of 5 Old 02-02-2014, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Help with steering and suspension please!

I put this under the jk section and got no responses so I'm gonna try here. last night I get to digging into a thread about straightening ur steering wheel and toe-in and alignment and camber. All that good stuff. So Me and a buddy get out today and are just messing around checking the stuff by the write up I read. First off I guess it's my fault for not checking the the jeep when I bought it. But my pitman arm nut(embarrassingly) was MAYBE 5 ft lbs. it's supposed to be like 185 ft lbs right? Second both steering stabilizers were very loose. Very loose. Third I noticed that none of the hardware on my skyjacker lift or any steering components had lock washers or lock tight or anything. Just ur basic nut. Surely it's supposed to be lock washers on all hardware. And can anyone tell me what type nut belongs on the pitman arm? The one on there doesn't look correct either. And does anyone have a torque chart or anything? Any input would be great. THANKS

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-02-2014, 09:31 AM
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Holy crap that's a lot of info request right there in one post!

Think of this forum as an encyclopedia with live help for when you can't find your answer. The key is to use the search function first....then if you still can't find your answer, then post a question. Just about EVERYTHING about our jeeps has been covered somewhere in here.
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post #3 of 5 Old 02-02-2014, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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I wast expecting one person to answer all that. I just figured I could give u all the info I had. And maybe between a few people giving me their opinion or something they learned from their own situation, I could get this thing figured out. I thought I was asking people who enjoyed talking about jeeps and jeep things. I assumed the second I asked a question I would basically be told to only ask a question as a last resort. Seems like any forum I've ever been on, when people ask questions they get this response. And it's not like I asked a stupid question like how to plug in a seat belt. I know if anyone on here asked a question I knew the a
Answer to I would just answer it to help them out. Thanks tho
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-02-2014, 10:34 AM
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I'm just trying to help you understand the forums a little better. We've all been there. I've asked questions before flamed, then learned to research as most answers are there. Then I'd ask questions that clarified my thought process or filled in a gap of missing info, etc. Yes, everyone loves talking shop about Jeeps but people do get irritated over the dead horse subjects like "how much lift" or "which shocks".

You just blasted a bunch of info that is easily searchable. For example, I don't own a JK but a VERY QUICK search on google showed your pitman arm nut needs to be torqued to 185 ft/lbs. That same site had an entire list of torque specs which was also one of your questions. According to google, that search took 0.24 seconds. I won't be a jerk and post the "here let me google that for you" link, but here is the link to your requested torque specs.

I'm not familiar with Skyjacker, but I'm sure they probably use a nylon locking nut. Loc-tite would work too.

Hope this helps.
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-03-2014, 10:29 PM
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Looks to me like they are all posted here.
Why do you have two steering stabilzers?
Are you talking about the nut that goes to the steering box or the one that goes from your pitman arm to the drag link?
I am guessing that you did not put the lift on right?
Best thing would be to contact sky jacker, find out the torque values and if you should use lock tight or not.

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