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post #1 of 12 Old 08-13-2011, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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EVO Steering Shaft Brace

Is anyone running this for the steering box?

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-13-2011, 03:24 PM
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Didnít even know one existed.
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-13-2011, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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There is a few companies that make them for the JK TeraFlex, Off Road Evo, JKS and PSC. Which is why the question for if this is a issue for the JK. I have heard that the steering boxes can break away from the frame.
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post #4 of 12 Old 08-13-2011, 03:57 PM
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This reinforcement is more so needed when a drop pitman arm is used. The amount of lift that most people add to a JK is not enough to warrant a pitman arm drop because a high-steer set-up with a track bar relocation is usually enough.
If you are going to use a drop pitman arm or huge tires then it may be a good addition though for most basic set-ups it is probably not necessary.

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post #5 of 12 Old 08-13-2011, 05:13 PM
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As a guy who JUST got his Jeep back today from destroying the steering shaft, clockspring, steering box (which did come off the frame), radiator reservoir (steering box went through it), and radiator fan from hitting a mudhole, I will be investing in a steering shaft brace AND RE's chromo flipped draglink. Pretty sure my stocker is bent.

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post #6 of 12 Old 08-14-2011, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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As a guy who JUST got his Jeep back today from destroying the steering shaft, clockspring, steering box (which did come off the frame), radiator reservoir (steering box went through it), and radiator fan from hitting a mudhole, I will be investing in a steering shaft brace AND RE's chromo flipped draglink. Pretty sure my stocker is bent.

You know what they say, GO BIG........walk home.
I have had to buy a lot of front end parts from last weekends trip to the moutains. This was another things I was looking because I have heard the same thing that happened to you. I have moved away from the trail riding to a group that likes hard wheeling. we are going to Truckhaven next and I am worried. The sporty has a long ways to go. Yes, walking home it not cool and AAA does not off road to get to you either
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post #7 of 12 Old 08-14-2011, 04:28 PM
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Just get a good hydro assist and be done with it, the stock steering components are junk.

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Just get a good hydro assist and be done with it, the stock steering components are junk.
Doesn't that depend on what sized tires you are running? If you are rolling on less than 35s and feel like you need full hydro steering, there is seriously something wrong with your setup....

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I wouldnt do full hydro, but hydro assist is great and it makes a huge difference for even 35" tires. I really wish I had it while on the Rubicon a few weeks ago. I felt like there was no powersteering while fully locked
The stock steering box uses bushing instead of bearings, over time the bushing wears and the shaft starts to move wich then can lead to binding up and breaking at the worst posible time. Its amazing how much a little ram will help, even on pavement.

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Hmmm I've never seen an "assist" situation. Do you have one/know of a brand made for the JK?? Seems worth looking into!


EDIT Gadzooks 1600 bucks on Quadra....

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Hmmm I've never seen an "assist" situation. Do you have one/know of a brand made for the JK?? Seems worth looking into!

EDIT Gadzooks 1600 bucks on Quadra....
West Texas Offroad - Redneck Ram. Great product and far cheaper than PSC.

Hydro assist is a good idea for anyone who wheels in any form of rock. Sector shafts on JKs are the weakest link, and will absolutely ground you where you sit.

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Just get a good hydro assist and be done with it, the stock steering components are junk.
Absolutely agree!!!

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