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Unread 06-29-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
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Can I remove the steering and the trackbar at the same time?

Or should I do one then the other, I don't want to screw everything up. I.e. replacing stock steering with Currie and also replacing the bds adjustable to jks adjustable.

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No problem, simply install & get the track bar adjusted so the axle is centered first, before installing the rest of it. Then you can install the drag link & tie rod & adjust them so your steering wheel is straight & the toe-in is proper.
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No problem, simply install & get the track bar adjusted so the axle is centered first, before installing the rest of it. Then you can install the drag link & tie rod & adjust them so your steering wheel is straight & the toe-in is proper.
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Don't let anyone turn the steering wheel while the drag link is disconnected from the piman arm. This could break the clock spring and it ain't cheep.
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Don't let anyone turn the steering wheel while the drag link is disconnected from the piman arm. This could break the clock spring and it ain't cheep.
No it won't. The steering box has internal stops that prevent it from turning too far. I did some of the bleeding to my PS steering system with the drag link detached.

The issue occurs when you disconnect the steering shaft at any point. There is then nothing to restrict its rotation.
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No it won't. The steering box has internal stops that prevent it from turning too far. I did some of the bleeding to my PS steering system with the drag link detached.

The issue occurs when you disconnect the steering shaft at any point. There is then nothing to restrict its rotation.
Wish someone would've told my old CS that.
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Unless I had an internal problem with the steering gear. I had to replaced that a month or so later. That time I bungee corded the steering wheel.
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So I set my toe in adjustment on my own, do I still need to get a front end alignment?
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So I set my toe in adjustment on my own, do I still need to get a front end alignment?
Not if you got your toe-in adjusted properly, that's usually all that needs to be set if your adjustable control arm lengths are correct.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:02 AM   #10
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Not if you got your toe-in adjusted properly, that's usually all that needs to be set if your adjustable control arm lengths are correct.
Ok that's what I understood, I haven't messed with the control arms since the last alignment. Thanks again!
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