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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2001, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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Steering stops on P/S conversions

Just wondering about the Sidekick P/S conversions you all are running. Do you use steering stops?

While installing the P/S, we noticed that the Kick P/S had adjustable steering stops. We also noticed that the Kick box had a longer pitman arm throw than the Sammy box did. This caused concern for us. Should we rely on the stock stops or install steering stops? We noticed that it was enuff additional throw that when we turned to lock, we could continue turning the wheel and move the leak springs in the shackles. No good!

We considered that since the throw of the pitman arm was longer than stock, if we turned really hard it would be putting undo strain on the ball joints, steering components and so forth. So in went a steering stop set-up that mimics the Kick set-up and stops the pitman arm.

Just wondering, what are you all doing? Anyone experience the same problem? Anyone else notice the concerns we had?Just trying to see if we proceeded logically, as I've never seen this topic discussed before.

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Re: Steering stops on P/S conversions

That is interesting and I would say you have a valid concern. I run the kick P/S, but I installed the Calmini linkage at the same time. I felt I hit the stop to soon so I backed it off a little. Now that you have expressed this I will double check myself this weekend to see if anything has changed. Thanks for bringing it up.

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Re: Steering stops on P/S conversions

Tim
Called yard yesterday and was told that the Kick p/s system sold for $400Cdn.
OUCH!

DO you have pictures of the stops you put in?
What did Glenn do about his Toy box? Stops too......



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Re: Steering stops on P/S conversions

DannyL - Not sure what Glenn did. (Glenn L.?), but I got a P/S down here cheaper ($225 US). Let me know, as someone else may want it.

I asked around and all I'm getting is, "Uhhh..."

While I'm at it, what are you all doing about the pitman? Using the Sidekick arm? I've spoke with someone who machined out the Sammy pitman, turned out the Sidekick spline and press fit the Sidekick splines into the Sammy pitman and welded.

Hmmm...


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Re: Steering stops on P/S conversions

Well If you think your Kick PS moves things you should see the yota truck power steering at work! (This is why I did the panhard bar..) I didn't put any stops in, but I don't let anyone else drive it either.. It could really use them.
I am just really carefulll when off road, and haven't had a problem. I adapted the yota drag ling to my Z-link on the lathe, and welded it together. once I go crossover I will
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Re: Steering stops on P/S conversions

I'll show you the steering stop set-up we put in when we come up (how 'bout the 17th or the 24th?). It you have some 1" Sch.40 and some plate, it's an easy 1/2hr. fix.

Zooky - are you running the kick pitman on your set-up?

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yes I am, I have had it cranked hard both ways and never had a problem. I can do the 24th if everyone is going to Glenns (or Loweguys)
P.S. -Tim, did you get those pics I sent a few days ago?

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Re: Steering stops on P/S conversions

24th looks good for me.

Pics? You sent me pics? I don't remember. Don't think so. I'll check tonite.

BTW - SJ410 grille is in and looks really sweet. But now it looks like my sam has two black eyes! I think I need to paint it all white.

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Re: Steering stops on P/S conversions

Glenn dd you use a Yota IFS truck box?

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Re: Steering stops on P/S conversions

yes Tim, I sent you pics of the dash, I will resend them, let me know if you dont get them again. Just finished painting my grill. Its not in for good yet. Glenn, what did you want to discuss with me? Give me a call if you want.

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