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Unread 10-10-2013, 08:10 PM   #16
bucklagrim
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Haven't had a lot of time to work on the Jeep recently, but I think I've found a few culprits. The first thing I noticed was that the PO installed caster shims. Problem was that he installed them between the springs and the ubolt retainers instead of between the springs and perches. Second thing I noticed was loose bolts on what I would call a sway bar on a car (not part of the steering linkage). After reading several threads on the forum I am also thinking of doing a tie rod flip to correct the bumpsteer I'm experiencing. The drag link and tie rod tube are nowhere near paralel. The bushings from goferit are the way I'm thinking of going as I already have a 3/4" drill. Any opinions on this kit as opposed to the Rock equipment sleeves that need to be taper reamed? I understand that the goferit bushings need to be welded, thats not a problem as I have a welder. I will post pics as soon as the camera comes off the charger. Thanks everyone for the help!

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Unread 10-10-2013, 09:00 PM   #17
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A New steering shaft with u joints instead of rag joints fixed my steering
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Unread 10-12-2013, 07:48 PM   #18
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Lets seee if this photo of my tie rod/ drag link will show. Don't know if I meet the required posts/ time limit yet.
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Unread 10-12-2013, 07:51 PM   #19
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Notice the improperly placed caster shims and everpresent AMC lifeblood all over the garage floor!
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Unread 10-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #20
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Another thing I noticed was the inner ubolt on passenger side riding up on side of the pumpkin. Is this correct, or another mistake by the PO. It looks like its cocking the whole spring pack. Thanks again for all your help!
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