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post #1 of 5 Old 07-03-2010, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Rugged ridge HD steering mount cirisis!

Okay so I just upgraded my stock steering box to a J10 variable ratio box which is physically exactly the same to my old box. And have now installed it with the new RR hd mount, as you can see in the pictures the box angle has somehow changed now causing the bell coupler and steering shaft to contact the radiator hose and the metal outlet for the coolant. Seems to me the box needs to pivot down 1/2'' inch or so. But the RR mount has no play at all to even remotely try to fix this problem, I assume the new mount is the problem since the boxes are identical.
I have since received another RR hd mount from quadratec thinking the mount was screwed up but have compared it to my current one and they are exactly the same... this is absolutely killing me. I guess I am now going to have to put the crappy stock 3 piece mount back until I can either figure this out or return them and try a different brand.

Also I apoligize if the pics are a little big and a few kbs over the size limit.

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-04-2010, 06:48 AM
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I installed the same mount on mine but the tub and front clip are not installed. Are there multiple holes in the radiator flange or the grill to move it up an inch?

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-04-2010, 11:00 AM
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When I put my PSC variable box in with a MORE mount, I had to raise the radiator about an inch. Fortunately for me a PO had drilled more than one set of holes in the radiator mounting flanges.

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I did have plenty of room to move it up though. My radiator was actually sitting on the PS lines coming out of the gear.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-04-2010, 10:52 PM
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1" body lift, cheap and you win more lift plus your steering issue is fixed, or send the Rugged Ridge back and try something else. I just put a Rocktite HD bracket on mine, but since I don't have the engine back in yet I don't know about clearance. If I have an issue I'll be buying a 1" body though.
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