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post #1 of 11 Old 03-08-2011, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Currie HD Steering Contacts Steering Stabilizer

After installing the Currie HD Steering, I noticed a puddle of fluid under my jeep after a weekend of wheeling. Come to find out, the tie rod clamp on the drag link side contacted the steering stabilizer and poked a hole in it. I had the bolt end of the clamp rotated at the top, for more clearance.... So, I figured I could either rotate the bolt side of that clamp down, or flip the steering stabilizer around. Anyone else run into this?

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use a steering turnbuckle clamp and ditch the u-bolt bracket.

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I had Clarence problems initialy but it just rotated the bracket towards the back side of the tie rod, problem solved for me atleast.

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use a steering turnbuckle clamp and ditch the u-bolt bracket.
What is a steering turnbuckle clamp?
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What is a steering turnbuckle clamp?

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I had the same issue as well but I just rotated the clamp as best as I could. It still hits under full compression
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I had the same issue as well but I just rotated the clamp as best as I could. It still hits under full compression
The bolt in the passenger side clamp should be pointed straight down and the bolt head to the front. If the groove in the end of the tie rod doesn't allow you to do that, remove the 10mm bolt and replace it with a Grade 8 3/8's with a lock nut. That slightly smaller diameter will let you spin the clamp to where ever you need it and keep it out of the stabilizer and the draglink.

The stabilizer clamp orients with the shock bolt for the bushing above the draglink.

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Thanks mrblaine, I'll double check/adjust the steering clamp tonight when I get home.
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I'm having a little trouble following you, Blaine. How would it be oriented in relation to how I have mine? I turned the bolt, so it's on the bottom and horizontal. Before, it was vertical when it pierced my shock can.
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I'm having a little trouble following you, Blaine. How would it be oriented in relation to how I have mine? I turned the bolt, so it's on the bottom and horizontal. Before, it was vertical when it pierced my shock can.
Sorry, you have it correct and my statement should have read that the clamp points straight down just like you have it. Turn the bolt around so you don't bugger the threads on a rock as easily.

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Ah, alright. Thanks!!!
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