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post #1 of 15 Old 03-22-2007, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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steering guide bracket

So...I just installed a 1" steering guide spacer under the steering shaft bracket. Final piece to my 1" bl. Anyone know what torque specs are for the two bolts and two nuts for bracket? Did search... only got six hits none that matched what I am looking for.


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post #2 of 15 Old 03-22-2007, 06:28 PM
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steering linkage spacer, wut the hail is a steering linkage spacer?


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Sorry my bad... it is a steering guide bracket. The 1" spacer lifts up the bracket to keep the angle of the steering shaft the same after a 1" bl.
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huh?????????
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you musta got some fancy body lift, cuz mine came with some pucks and bolts.


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Just tighten them up. I can not find anything in the FSM.

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Thanx Rob I bought the FSM on cd and I couldn't find it either. So I just tightened them... then two more turns. I bought a m.o.r.e. 1" body kit. It came with pucks, new rubber mounts, the steering spacer and a transfer case bracket. .

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In the middle of the intermediate steering shaft there is a support bearing that bolts to a frame mount. If you do a body lift without addressing it, you wind up with a very steep angle on the lower steering joint.

We just cut the bracket right below where the bearing mounts and weld in a piece of 1" strap to make it longer or taller depending on how you look at it.

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In the middle of the intermediate steering shaft there is a support bearing that bolts to a frame mount. If you do a body lift without addressing it, you wind up with a very steep angle on the lower steering joint.

We just cut the bracket right below where the bearing mounts and weld in a piece of 1" strap to make it longer or taller depending on how you look at it.
What type of issues would you have if you didn't address it? Is the steeper angle going to bind or hang up somehow?

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From what I have read, and may be BS. It will wear out the U-joint on the intermediate shaft quicker.

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From what I have read, and may be BS. It will wear out the U-joint on the intermediate shaft quicker.
Personally, I don't think it makes a difference. I just do it because I can and it offends my mechanical sensibilities not to.

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Personally, I don't think it makes a difference. I just do it because I can and it offends my mechanical sensibilities not to.
Thanks Blaine-I was concerned maybe I should do something to "fix" it as I've run for over a year now with the JKS 1.25" BL, and no steering correction. Wasn't aware of what I needed to fix, as it hasn't appeared to be broken at this point. Sounds easy enough to modify though-just a piece of 1" flat stock, cut and welded in place to raise the section a bit, ease the angle. No biggie, maybe I'll look into doing something just for kicks. Can't hurt.

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Thanks Blaine-I was concerned maybe I should do something to "fix" it as I've run for over a year now with the JKS 1.25" BL, and no steering correction. Wasn't aware of what I needed to fix, as it hasn't appeared to be broken at this point. Sounds easy enough to modify though-just a piece of 1" flat stock, cut and welded in place to raise the section a bit, ease the angle. No biggie, maybe I'll look into doing something just for kicks. Can't hurt.

Thanks again,

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I have been running my JKS 1.25" BL for over 2 years and about 15k miles. Recently I have been getting a loud "clunk" in my steering. I believe it is coming from one of the u-joints in the steering shaft. I did NOT install any steering shaft spacers or brackets when I did my BL, so I am thinking that my steering shaft is binding in certain spots. When I am stopped and I turn my steering wheel CCW, I can make the "clunk" noise over and over. At first I thought my steering box was unhappy, but now based on this duscussion i wonder if my steering shaft u-joint(s) are binding?

Does anyone have pictures of their spacer installation? That would be helpful.

Thank you.

Hoping to get back into the Jeep world soon.
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its your steering shaft bearing and i cant find one anywhere and no one nows where
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