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Dylans3960ccs 09-21-2009 10:16 PM

Modding the steering
 
Is there a way to make the steering on the wj or any car more accurate and get more feel out of the steering wheel? (by modding the tie-rod ends or something?)

Marlin 09-21-2009 10:35 PM

Re: Modding the steering
 
Yeah just disconnect them, but you need to undo the coupling from the steering shaft to the steering box to get the best result. Works a treat and is an easy job.

Dylans3960ccs 09-21-2009 10:42 PM

Re: Modding the steering
 
Have you done this?

Marlin 09-21-2009 10:42 PM

Re: Modding the steering
 
Yes, did it to two of my friend's WJ's.

Dylans3960ccs 09-21-2009 10:45 PM

Re: Modding the steering
 
can you gauge about how much steering feel was gained?

Escape 09-21-2009 10:46 PM

Re: Modding the steering
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marlin (Post 65214)
Yeah just disconnect them, but you need to undo the coupling from the steering shaft to the steering box to get the best result. Works a treat and is an easy job.

LOL :eek:

Marlin 09-21-2009 11:16 PM

Re: Modding the steering
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dylans3960ccs (Post 65223)
can you gauge about how much steering feel was gained?

Difficult to gauge...... it definately felt lighter in the steering, but what "feel' there was felt really good.

It really is an easy job, so easy i wouldn't even bother to do it myself, I'd swing by the guys who service the Jeep and explain what you want done. Shouldn't be more than minimum charge. :thumbsup:

Dylans3960ccs 09-21-2009 11:21 PM

Re: Modding the steering
 
well since I have access to a lift I'd perfer to do this myslef, so what's this coupling on the steering shaft?

Marlin 09-21-2009 11:23 PM

Re: Modding the steering
 
From memory it's in the engine bay, just locate it by following the steering shaft from your steering wheel through the firewall into the engine compartment. It should be easily located, and from memory there is 4 bolts. It's kinda round if ya know what I mean.

Marlin 09-21-2009 11:24 PM

Re: Modding the steering
 
Don't forget to mod the tie rod ends like you said..... just remove them altogether and tie them out of the way with zippy ties ;)

Dylans3960ccs 09-21-2009 11:31 PM

Re: Modding the steering
 
can you explain what exactly you need to do to the tie rod ends and the steering shaft?

---------- Post added at 12:31 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:31 AM ----------

I'm still confused lol.

Marlin 09-21-2009 11:33 PM

Re: Modding the steering
 
if you locate the parts like I explained, it will be self-explanatory.
Tie rod ends can be done with a pair of pliers to remove split pins, a shifter or spanner to undo the nuts, and a heavy hammer to bash out the tie rods.


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