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88trailcrawler
October 8th, 2017, 10:25
Been running the JCR 1 ton steering for several years. Just now getting some occasional DW. When jacked up I can replicate the tie rod roll, also getting just a slight bit of movement between the passenger knuckle and TRE.

I have all the TREís on hand but didnít want to tackle it unless necessary.

Also just noticed the inside passenger tire is now making contact with the TRE at the Y at hard left turn. This is new.

What day you?

- swap out all 4 TREís v

- swap out passenger TRE at knuckle?

- try to tighten TRE?

- look somewhere else? (Unit bearings seem good)

srb531
October 8th, 2017, 12:54
are the track bar bushings in good shape, its often the cause of DW.

lazyxj
October 9th, 2017, 21:38
Do you have one of these installed?
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/R1768.html

88trailcrawler
October 10th, 2017, 22:54
Do you have one of these installed?
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/R1768.html

I put one in. Checked torque on everything, greased all the TREís and rotated the tires. The kid reports that if feels much better and no DW at the usual bumbs.

lazyxj
October 11th, 2017, 09:55
I put one in. Checked torque on everything, greased all the TREís and rotated the tires. The kid reports that if feels much better and no DW at the usual bumbs.

Reducing the tie rod rotation can make a big difference, especially in reducing the dead spot.
These HD plastic washers should be standard equipment, with upgraded steering.

88trailcrawler
October 11th, 2017, 22:56
Reducing the tie rod rotation can make a big difference, especially in reducing the dead spot.
These HD plastic washers should be standard equipment, with upgraded steering.

I think they are now. I found mine in the JCR box of TREís.

Not a big fan of the inverted Y.

whitexj98
October 14th, 2017, 08:47
Keep the tires on the ground and move the wheel back and forth, look at TREs and especially track bar ends. If there is ANY play (not roll) they should be replaced.