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why my steering sucks!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 96chevysfa, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. 96chevysfa

    96chevysfa 1/2 ton status

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    ok, heres the scenerio, im running 36" tires, dana 60 front, jkw crossover steering arm, 1 ton DRE's, and have very litle angle on my draglink, and stock steering box.
    my DRE on the pitman arm does not last, it keeps getting play. ive replaced them 3 times in 4 months, and my last set has lasted me a whole 3 weeks and now my steering is very loose, and i know its the DRE, you can see the play when you steer at a stop. is there a better option to use besides these DRE's that isnt gonna cost a fortune? and why dont they last,
    here are some pics of my steering setup.
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  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Angles look pretty good maybe heim joints? Not real familiar with all the joint stuff but TTT for ya.
     
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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm using the big TRE's and have had no problems at all. Bought them from ORD.
     
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    the excuse 1/2 ton status

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    whats the deal with the bottom pic?
     
  5. 96chevysfa

    96chevysfa 1/2 ton status

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    oops, linked the wrong pic, ill change it

    i took video of the movement, but it was too dark int he vid tor eally see, ill take another one tomorow.
     
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    I notice you are using the rear hole on the steering arm. Are you sure this is the hole JKW intends to be used for crossover and not for the tie rod in hi-steer applications? ORD for example intends for the front hole to be used for the draglink and the rear for the tie rod.

    This would give the steering box more leverage against the wheels, and may take some load off the TRE? just a thought. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  7. 96chevysfa

    96chevysfa 1/2 ton status

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    it would take some leverage off the box, but then i wont have any steering radius, maybe its just time to get hydro asist... hmmmm
     
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    Have you tried it in the other whole yet??? Maybe its not that bad... Although... hydro assist is cheap. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  9. 96chevysfa

    96chevysfa 1/2 ton status

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    i have trie dthe other holes, and the radius sucks in all but the first.
     

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