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Re: Steering Promblems
At some time in the future I want to add a daystar 1" body lift, so when I do this I may either put on smaller shackles or stock shackles. At this time it is not possible because of the 33s, they will not clear with out the shackles. Selling the lift is not an option either, I am not going to give up on it after all this work, not to mention I cant afford a new lift.
Taking all that in to acount, what should I do,should I replace the tie rod ends, what about the ball joints or steering box? Anything else I am forgeting, how can I tell if the tie rod ends or ball joints are shot?
If I have a smaller shackle lift will that make the steering better then now? seems like it should, can you explain why the shackles do this to steering, is it because they flex? Maybe new spring bushings?
Give me more ideas please.
thanks for the info on shackles.
79 CJ 5, 258, dana 30, model 20, T18, dana 20, 2.5" rancho lift, 1" shackles