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Steering Stops

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Ever so often we still manage to get some tire rubbing even if we space out the tires properly.  Other times we just didn't want to space the tires out so we will need to adjust your steering stops.  The easiest way to do this is to remove the steering stops from the steering knuckles and add a few washers behind them.

Additional Parts:
7/16" Washers, a 10mm washer may work also
Tools Needed:
Adjustable Wrench or appropriate sized combo wrench.

 

Installation:
1. Have someone turn the steering wheel until the tire rub's against whatever part it's been hitting.  Now hold that position and measure the distance between the end of the steering stop on the axle and the bolt on the steering knuckle. Front Steering stop factory position
2. Remove the bolt with an adjustable wrench or combo wrench.  The nut is welded onto the bolt so all you need to do is turn the bolt.  The bolt is threaded into the steering knuckle, the nut only acts to position the length of the bolt.  The rubicon had a washer behind the nut already.  I have seen a couple other models that did not have a washer. front steering stop removed
3. Once the bolt is removed you will need to place a washer behind the bolt.  This is somewhat of a trial and error method to see how many you will need to stop the rub, but you already have the basic measurement from earlier.  

 

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This page last updated: 16-Apr-2008

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