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'05 TJ with 60s - Steering Gear

I have an '05. I'm running Currie RJs with Reid knuckles. I'm also running a hydro-assist set-up with a stock steering gear ported for the assist. My turning radius sucks, and the knuckles do not go to the stops at full lock. The ram is not what is limiting the travel. It seems like the steering gear doesn't have enough 'throw' for the D60 knuckles. Can anyone tell me if this is true? If so, are there stops in the steering gear that can be removed/adjusted? If I swapped in a model-specific PSC gear, would this correct the problem?
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I know you dont think it's the ram but what size is that ram? I had the Jk specific 6.75 ram and when I went rj60's I had no turning radius
It required the 8 inch ram

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The ram has 8" of stroke. At any rate, it's the same deal even after I disconnected the ram at the tie rod.
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The knuckle on the 60 is longer than the knuckle on the 30 is. Basically you need to go to a longer pitman arm to get more steering throw. I had this problem on my 60 swap in my LJ. Yhe track bar mount gets in the way usually so you either move the box forward enough to allow for a longer pitman arm or relocate the track bar. I bought a really nice generic arm from Sam's Offroad and then formed it to keep my tie rod/track bar parallel.





I have since pulled the box and swapped in an orbital.
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jeepkevin - thanks, man. Do you happen to know the p/n for the pitman arm that you got from Sam's? Was it the 1-inch longer Saginaw pitman arm they have? Did you have to drill it yourself?
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I ordered the arm that was splined to fit the box but had no hole on the other end. This was done several years ago, so I'm trying to remember. I wanted to finish mocking up the front end, building the tie rod was one of the final things to do. I did need to see how the longer arm was going to fit so I could address the new track bar mount location.
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Thanks man - I'll give those guys a call tomorrow.
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