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rag joint replacement

Discussion in '2wd Suburban, Blazer and Jimmy' started by Tobe's84Jimmy, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. Tobe's84Jimmy

    Tobe's84Jimmy Full Access Member

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    the steering is much better now. the old one was well overdue for replacement, just didnt cross my mind when i did the tie rod ends and bar, pitman arm, steering gear, steering stabilizer and drag link. i mean of course all that stuff helped but this was the 'aha' part. granted, its not perfect steering but for a 33yr old its really nice steering!

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  2. CSFJ

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    You should check out the Cherokee steering shaft mod. There should be a thread or three in the steering suspension section of the forum detailing it.
     
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    What he said
     
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    hi CSFJ, hey Honky Kong Jr. i did see that for the swap, it just looked like way more work than keepin stock, and i just wanted to see how much better it would get like this. thanks for the suggestion though⏹
     
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    10 minutes removal of part at the yard, 30 minutes tops installing. Can't beat $15 for less play. No offense intended, had the same train of thought as you when I went to swap my rag joint.
     
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    What he said. Easiest way to get them off the Jeep is pull the 3 steering box bolts and let it hang.
     
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    IMG_0323.JPG Easy peasy
     
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    I have been trying to decide rag joint or Cherokee. I think I will look for the Cherokee parts since I am stuck in Knox and there's a pull a part here. If I don't find one may do the rag joint.
     
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    I put mine on with both bolts accessible from the top, any reason for installing this way?
     
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    The way mine is was where the wheels were straight an the steering wheel is too. As long as you can everything to line up it shouldn’t matter. As far as I see it.
     

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