Originally Posted by Wheelin98TJ
You do not have to raise the Jeep to do this.
The steering stop bolts hit the inner C when at the end of the turning radius.
If you crank that bolt out (or add washers under it), the bolt will hit the inner C sooner than it did previously. So you will not be able to turn your steering wheel as far.
This pic from Jeep Steer Stop Adjustment
should explain it well:
I did this today on my '99 TJ, and I discovered that my steering stop bolts did not have a welded nut at the bottom like in this picture. So, I ended up getting longer bolts at the store, along with a nut and wave-cut lock washer. In my case, the new bolts were M10-1.50 x 40mm, but the length will vary depending on how much clearance you need. My plan was to tighten the lower nut once I got the bolts threaded in to the right spot, but in my case I didn't really need to because the bolts were just the right length - I'm guessing that the hole is tapered at the bottom because eventually the bolt wouldn't go in any further.