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post #1 of 6 Old 02-19-2017, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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Steering radius problems

Recently I change my stock steering box to a Oem replacement from PSC and put a g2 Dana 44 front axle and teraflex highs steer knuckles.
Ever since I did that my turn radius has gotten way bigger from the Oem stuff I took off. Has anyone had this problem with a set up similar to this
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-19-2017, 06:50 AM
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Are the steering stops set the same between the two axles? Probably not...
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post #3 of 6 Old 02-19-2017, 07:55 AM
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I'd say it's because the different ratios. They might have a different style of gear in their box. Only other thing I can think of is that your binding some where, most likely the tie rod.

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Oh I missed the new gear box... Did you get the right 2 vs 4 door box? They have different gearing in them
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Why the teraflex knuckles? They are only a fraction cheaper, they do not raise the tie rod up as high, and I couldn't tell if they had dual steering stops or not.
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For one, the Cs on your new G2 axle housing are bigger than stock. That will definitely cause the steering stops to hit earlier and increase your turn radius. For two, the new knuckles are beefier, right? Since Teraflex has you screw in the same stops, they likely are now closer to the C as well. Bad combo.

You could always get new bolts to shorten your stops, but Reid says this about it:
"Make sure to check for u-joint binding and yoke to yoke interference at full lock in both directions, if binding or contact occurs, axle breakage will happen."

Someday I'll get around to doing this to compensate for the Cs on my G2 axle too...

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