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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2003, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anybody move a powersteering box forward?

Okay, here is my dilema. I put in a Scout Dana 44 front axle (all the necessary mods completed to the axle), outboarded the springs and did a shackel reversal, and moved the axle aprox 3 inches fwd. I have high clearance steering setup and I got my tre's from partsmike.
Now for the problem. When I put the tre's in to measure for the tubing, it seems that the tierod and the draglink are in the same location (tierod will pass straight through the draglink tre). I could move the steering box, but the outboard spring perches are in the way.
Has anyone ever done this mod? Am I looking in the right direction, or is there a better way?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

TJ
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Re: Anybody move a powersteering box forward?

Exactly what kind of jeep? (nothing in your profile)
I assume it's a CJ. I also can't really answer exactly. I have seen it all except the shackle reversal. And it was tight without that. PM JeepGod. I think he has done it.
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Re: Anybody move a powersteering box forward?

Yes, I've done it on a CJ-7. The cross member has to be very carefully torched loose, slid forward on the frame rails, then welded back into place. I also went with a shorter pitman arm to be safe.

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Re: Anybody move a powersteering box forward?

Sorry about the profile. Yes, its a CJ-7.
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