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post #1 of 11 Old 01-14-2020, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Wolff Steering Bearing

Done it? Any issues?

Since engine is out and am going with PSC parts, now is time to fix the slop. OEM bearing long ago shot. Presently use a borgeson shaft. It came off the box end but cannot get it off the intermediate shaft coming from firewall. Tried a can of pb blaster, no go. Disconnected shaft at the upper coupler and still no go. More blaster. It won’t budge.

I will eventually get it. For the Wolff part, any comments or snags u run into? Steering is the last frontier for this rig. Everything else has been touched numerous times. Except the steering gear box. Lasted since 1981, not bad. No leaks but a needed upgrade. Considered the H1 swap, but bit the bullet for all new PSC stuff. Off road design HD tierod and drag link with one ton ends all in place. Now just this pesky upper collar to remove. Holding up show. Also picked up more hd box mount.

Took delivery of this today. Looks well built and is far beefier than Oem stuff.

https://www.wolffeng.com/store/p2/M1...e_Bearing.html


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post #2 of 11 Old 01-14-2020, 05:53 AM
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Been thinking on that bearing for mine. Think ive replaced it three times over the years, its due again.
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I installed one back in October of 2017. No issues so far, it was a great upgrade. I have some pics of the install on the top of page 51 of my build thread but it's pretty straight forward. https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/3...0/index51.html
I had noticed a thumping / bumping kind of sound that I could feel in my steering wheel when I was on rocky un-maintained mountain roads. Almost like the column was knocking in and out. So I wiggled my new Borgeson shaft and got a little play. It was a new lower bearing kit from Crown that I had put in about 3,800 miles ago during the resto. Once I switched over to the new one it totally disappeared.

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I installed one back in October of 2017. No issues so far, it was a great upgrade. I have some pics of the install on the top of page 51 of my build thread but it's pretty straight forward. https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/3...0/index51.html
I had noticed a thumping / bumping kind of sound that I could feel in my steering wheel when I was on rocky un-maintained mountain roads. Almost like the column was knocking in and out. So I wiggled my new Borgeson shaft and got a little play. It was a new lower bearing kit from Crown that I had put in about 3,800 miles ago during the resto. Once I switched over to the new one it totally disappeared.

Nice. I am stuck getting the shaft off the splined end. This step:
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Got it in. Used a pickle fork to remove the old part. A chunk was broken off.
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New versus old steering gear.
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Securing the spacers to new box mount.
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Just a thought...have you looked at adding this MORE brace into your install? I added it when I did my H1, Borgeson swap.
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Yes I have one similar but stronger IMO. Issue is passenger side frame is busted where the brace attaches. Lots of stress transferred to other side. In process beefing up the numerous cracks. Sone were nearly 360 degrees around, at the mount also the sway bar and bump stop mount areas. Red engineering those mounts to be stronger and better txfr stresses.
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These are back in stock.
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post #11 of 11 Old 01-29-2020, 06:00 PM
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Wolff Engineering bearing Upgrade is a true upgrade! Huge difference! I did the Borgeson damper shaft and a rebuilt gear at the same time. With 33 tires I had a nice tight steering.
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