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post #16 of 20 Old 07-13-2012, 09:26 AM
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Well...is it 2 degrees BFD?, or is it a handicap to the vehicle's capabilities?


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post #17 of 20 Old 07-13-2012, 09:27 AM
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Who says I was talking about a jeep specifically? Axles as in cars that have cv boots and cv joints. Your jeep/cars you do as you want, and I'll do it my way.

In either case I was not referring to climbing a rock wall and doing 3 point turns I think your narrowing this situation down to strictly a jeep.

But thanks for the info.
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post #18 of 20 Old 07-13-2012, 10:05 AM
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Going to venture a guess that he was talking about Jeeps becuase the OP (and this forum) are about ... ready for it ... Jeeps
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post #19 of 20 Old 10-27-2013, 07:50 AM
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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:


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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.
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post #20 of 20 Old 10-27-2013, 10:35 AM
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Let me try again buddy.

Steering stop prevents the steering wheel for making more turns which in turns prevents rubbing if you have 31's lets say. Put the steering stops in there stops the wheel from going any further to avoid the rubbing?

Regarding the full lock, I try to avoid cutting the steering wheel fully on my other vehicles. I find it puts a lot of strain on front end components, some cars you can hear stuff squelling and components just being pushed to the max.

Full lock is hard on axles, joints, bushings etc.. especially when it comes to an AWD vehicle like a subaru or another make.
Remind me to not buy any of these ****ty built cars that make apparently can't handle full lock.

Good chance what you actually hear from these vehicles is the pump going into bypass. That is assuming they are even hydraulic power assist, I know most modern cars now a days are going to electric power assist.
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