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Unread 03-14-2013, 10:05 PM   #61
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So I took her off road this past weekend and the steering did flawlessly! Only thing is that the steering wheel is off centered...that's it. DRAG LINK IS MAXED OUT. Is it worth uninstalling and reinstalling everything??? but will I be back at square one with a off centered steering wheel. The initial instalation of the tie rod and drag link went fine and everything was right on after the first alignment. Something slipped or lossened up. Where do you suggest I start? At the steering box? The shaft? Is there a way of removing the steeing wheel with out the air bag going off?
You've bent the torsion bar inside the steering gear and it needs to be replaced.

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Unread 03-18-2013, 07:33 PM   #62
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You've bent the torsion bar inside the steering gear and it needs to be replaced.
Thanks mrblaine! I will check that next but for now I went ahead and replaced the track bar with an adjustable one and got the steering a bit closer to center...but now my track bar and drag link are not parallel to each other. Should I go back to the stock pitman arm now?
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Unread 03-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #63
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Gonna go back to the stock pitman arm and removing the stabilizer shock. What are the pros and cons of running WITHOUT a steering stabilizer shock?
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Unread 03-19-2013, 04:48 PM   #64
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What are the pros and cons of running WITHOUT a steering stabilizer shock?
Assuming all tight in your front end you shouldn't feel much difference, although you are potentially subjecting the steering components to more stress than you would if you ran one and over time that could cause parts to wear faster.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 06:30 PM   #65
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Thanks mrblaine! I will check that next but for now I went ahead and replaced the track bar with an adjustable one and got the steering a bit closer to center...but now my track bar and drag link are not parallel to each other. Should I go back to the stock pitman arm now?
If you just replaced the track bar, and didn't move any mounting locations, and it is the same length, then the drag link and TB should still be parallel. It doesn't matter that the TB has bends in it, its about the overall angle.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 10:12 AM   #66
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Been away for a bit. Forgot how much I missed JFTJ tech, now I remember. This thread is so full of win.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 12:37 PM   #67
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Gonna go back to the stock pitman arm and removing the stabilizer shock. What are the pros and cons of running WITHOUT a steering stabilizer shock?
I've been running without for 3 years or so..... Tie rod ends tend to become a wear item with no stabilizer.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 03:13 PM   #68
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Blaine, I totally forgot what an a$$hole you and several others are on this board. I'm going back to never posting again. THAT is why people will stop buying products from you. You're an a$$hole. I apologize for not seeing the beautifully accurate pic of his drop bracket. Obviously, both drop bracket and pitman should be removed. Oh, and since you're the f**king genius, why didn't you mention that bumpsteer and DW are best avoided by having the drag link and trac bar NEAR aligned, but not perfectly aligned. Who's the idiot now? You are. I'm never helping anyone out on this f**king board again. You complete losers sit at your computer all day instead of going outside and actually doing something. What a life.
I just bought, steering, 8 control arms, and front brakes. I dont care how big of an A$$ he is as long at the parts work. Oh and they were shipped in about 4 hours of placing the order. I hate ordering from people like this.

Thanks Blaine and Gerald.
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Blaine's nearly bolt on hydro assist was the most engineering aftermarket part I have ever put on... Everything fit perfect, shipped promptly and I got lip balm!! What now!?
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Unread 03-21-2013, 03:34 PM   #70
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I got lip balm!!
WTF, I didnt get lip balm, a sticker or a T shirt.

Well not sure about the lip balm, it could be in the brake box that got in today.

Blaine will you fire Gerald for not sending me a sticker or T shirt with my order?
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:23 PM   #71
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Blaine's nearly bolt on hydro assist was the most engineering aftermarket part I have ever put on... Everything fit perfect, shipped promptly and I got lip balm!! What now!?
I'm just glad you didn't get caught when they back ordered cylinders on us. What a mess that was.

We go along with very predictable sales, do about 2 kits a week and then all of a sudden we sold 4 in one day which wiped us out of parts and we had already ordered cylinders. Crap!

Glad you got yours in time.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:24 PM   #72
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WTF, I didnt get lip balm, a sticker or a T shirt.

Well not sure about the lip balm, it could be in the brake box that got in today.

Blaine will you fire Gerald for not sending me a sticker or T shirt with my order?
That's between you and Gerald, but I know if you snivel enough, he will send you something.
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Everything fit perfect, shipped promptly and I got lip balm!! What now!?
I got a glasses repair kit with my raised sway bar link brackets the other day! Gotta love the extras!
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Unread 03-21-2013, 07:58 PM   #74
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That's between you and Gerald, but I know if you snivel enough, he will send you something.
I would but I don't want to be like some of the other girls on here
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Unread 03-21-2013, 08:50 PM   #75
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I'm just glad you didn't get caught when they back ordered cylinders on us. What a mess that was.

We go along with very predictable sales, do about 2 kits a week and then all of a sudden we sold 4 in one day which wiped us out of parts and we had already ordered cylinders. Crap!

Glad you got yours in time.
Man- luckily I got one just in time! And I live in ga and still got it promptly after realizing that your cylinder is specifically made for the steering stab bracket with the hardware.

Yeah the extras are just a nice touch- the new psc box, psc ram and currie steering is like driving a car with 35's!
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