Long time lurker here who's run into an issue I can't find a solution for by searching.
2008 JKU Sahara, 35's, 1.75" spacers, PR44U, drag link flip, no SS, stock track bar on a raised bracket, and plenty of other mods but nothing else custom in regards to steering yet.
After installing the PR
I'm starting to feel resistance when steering to the right at idle. Resistance starts at less than a full turn of the wheel, closer to a half turn. Sounds like I'm triggering pump relief at this point but letting off the steering then trying again a few times without forcing it, I can eventually get to full right by getting further and further with each attempt. (Again, this is at idle. When driving down the road it seems fine.)
While diagnosing this issue I also realized that at full lock in either direction, I'm about 1/2" to 3/4" from making contact with the steering stops. The steering gear itself is limiting my steering, or so it seems.
Tires aren't hitting anything and when cycling from lock to lock I can't identify anything making contact, binding, or hitting anything up front. Steering wheel is straight.
The only thing that even looks close to hitting are the 12 point hub assembly bolts and the larger axle shaft ears. However, if these were making contact I'm sure I would have felt feedback when making tight turns on the road.
A simple solution to the steering stops would be to get some longer bolts (rather than stack up close to an inch of washers) but I feel like this shouldn't be an issue to begin with and don't want to just put a bandaid on a larger issue somewhere.
Besides these issues I have no leaks at the steering box or pump, fluid levels are fine, and steering feels like it always has. No new slop or looseness in the steering.
Apologies for the long winded first post, just wanting to give as much info up front as I could think of.
Any ideas or thoughts are appreciated.