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: PA body lift steering extension problems


SCD318
12-10-2006, 01:48 AM
The steering extension that came with my PA body lift is different then my trucks steering, the steering shaft in the truck is splined and the extension from the kit is rectangular. Did i get the wrong kit? The guy on ebay told me 98-01 is the same. But there are 2 lift blocks left over because the kit said i have 8 cab mounts but i only have 6...

what do i do?

http://i14.tinypic.com/4btf30l.jpg

HemiDak
12-10-2006, 02:22 AM
They're different kits and you got the wrong one. 97-99 is different than 00+

Brian22
12-10-2006, 03:27 AM
sounds like you got a kit from a quad cab... club cabs only have 6 body mounts, quads have 8....

AdidasCJ
12-10-2006, 03:58 AM
yea, you got the wrong kit with the wrong steering ext. As for the left over blocks no big deal, my kit had 2 extra as well, cause it was for the QC and CC.

HemiDak
12-10-2006, 05:02 PM
All of the 2000+ body lift kits come with 2 extra blocks just in case it is being used on a Quad Cab.

SCD318
12-10-2006, 05:39 PM
ok so do i call PA? the lift is installed, all i need to do is get the steering hooked up and im good to go! :mullet:

thanks
kevin

HemiDak
12-10-2006, 07:24 PM
I'd call them and say the kit was missing the extension. They'll send you the right one.

SCD318
12-10-2006, 10:31 PM
thats a good idea... ill try it

SCD318
12-11-2006, 05:14 PM
shit!!! the extension is 120.00! :cussing: :cussing: :cussing: i only paid 150 for the whole kit!

What can i do? weld an extension into the shaft?

Kevin

lilguido1
12-11-2006, 05:17 PM
There is a steering shaft from a Jeep that would work, bypassing the need for the extension...but I'm sorry that I don't know which one it is :sorry:

HemiDak
12-11-2006, 05:25 PM
If you haven't install the rest of the kit then send it back to the guy. He told you wrong information so it's his fault.

SCD318
12-11-2006, 05:47 PM
the whole kits done, all i need to do is have my friend weld the extesion into the transfercase (this afternoon).

How can i find out what shaft from what jeep will work? How do you know it will work? Is there anyone i could ask?

i need to get this resolved, my father is flying in today, we are driving the truck to new york thursday!!!

Thanks
Kevin

HemiDak
12-11-2006, 07:14 PM
The Jeep steering shaft won't work because it isn't splined like yours.

durangotrkrt
12-11-2006, 07:33 PM
the whole kits done, all i need to do is have my friend weld the extesion into the transfercase (this afternoon).

How can i find out what shaft from what jeep will work? How do you know it will work? Is there anyone i could ask?

i need to get this resolved, my father is flying in today, we are driving the truck to new york thursday!!!

Thanks
Kevin


Damn if your driving to new york thursday then you might have to remove the kit.

SCD318
12-11-2006, 07:37 PM
i just stretched the shaft all the way out and got it completly onto the steering box. I put the bolt back in it too seems to be fine no binding at all. Will this damage the U joint or any other part of the system? I dont see how it could but i know theres a reason for the extension... :rant:

Thanks
Kevin :mullet:

HemiDak
12-11-2006, 08:02 PM
Even if it works for now, I'd still put an extension on.

SCD318
12-12-2006, 12:41 AM
how should i extend it?

Perdue
12-12-2006, 01:22 AM
Possibly, you could email the guy who sold it to you and see if he can help resolve the problem. Maybe he can trade it out with that of another kit that he already has. If not, I'd be leaving some nasty feedback.

SCD318
12-12-2006, 04:02 AM
if i leave him bad feedback wont he leave me bad feedback?

Mr.N
12-12-2006, 05:51 AM
i just stretched the shaft all the way out and got it completly onto the steering box. I put the bolt back in it too seems to be fine no binding at all. Will this damage the U joint or any other part of the system? I dont see how it could but i know theres a reason for the extension...

Thanks
Kevin
Be careful here, you've just pulled the steering shaft out too far. Are you sure there is enough left for the steering to work as stock? (Your on the correct track for thinking PA included it for a reason)

I hate to say it, but you relied on a seller for your Facts. I'd suggest removing the kit and sending it back.


On my Jeep CJ, which I moved the steering sector 3.5" forward, and added a 2.5" body lift, and also run a Ford motor... I did some research and have: 1 Scout steering column, CJ upper shaft, XJ lower shaft & U-joint to a 80's Waggy steering sector. All with math to make sure there is enough meet to turn the shafts, yet plenty for them to collapse in God forbid an accident.

-That said, I'd like to find out more about using a longer shaft for when I lift my 2003 D. I just don't like that PA extention at all... anyone look into using a truck shaft? Other options?

AUdakota
12-12-2006, 06:10 AM
Im not positive on this but wasnt there a guy on this site or DUSA that put a BL only on the front of his truck and he used an XJ shaft that he said was about 3" longer than the Dak stuff.

SCD318
12-14-2006, 01:37 AM
It doesnt seem like the bottom shaft can come out of the top shaft.

Kevin :rant:

SCD318
12-14-2006, 01:40 AM
what year xj? any idea where the article is?

SCD318
12-14-2006, 02:11 AM
oh yea and now my transfercase shifter is shoved all the way down in the boot so it doesnt have enough room to move through all the gears :cussing:

AdidasCJ
12-14-2006, 07:53 AM
oh yea and now my transfercase shifter is shoved all the way down in the boot so it doesnt have enough room to move through all the gears :cussing:


if im not mistaken you should have had an extension for that as well.....

Perdue
12-14-2006, 05:56 PM
Have you contacted the seller yet? He might be able to get just those parts for you, or you might have to take the kit off and send it all back. I'm guessing when they changed the steering shaft, they also went to electronic 4x4?

SCD318
12-14-2006, 07:19 PM
im not takin it off... aint worth my time... gonna make a custom bracket for the shifter and i already fabbed up new linkage.. just hope the steering holds up for 1300miles... :wave:

Kevin

DigiDak
12-15-2006, 08:52 PM
Im not positive on this but wasnt there a guy on this site or DUSA that put a BL only on the front of his truck and he used an XJ shaft that he said was about 3" longer than the Dak stuff.


Yes.....hold on a sec.....

DigiDak
12-15-2006, 08:59 PM
Here it is:

http://dakota-durango.com/forum/showthread.php?p=204828#post204828

Mr.N
12-16-2006, 01:14 AM
:cussing: :rant:
So was the extra problems worth the few buck you saved?

BAD
12-16-2006, 05:46 AM
you should tell us who the seller is so that someone doesn't go through the same problem again

lllmoparlll
12-16-2006, 06:22 AM
good luck with everything. Thank God I finally took by body lift off. Does anyone know where i can pick up NEW body mounts?

SCD318
12-19-2006, 05:38 AM
wanna sell ur steering extension?

I spent an hr, made a braket for the transfercase, bak in business :biggthump

steerin is still workin , my bro has a 96 xj and im lookin into borrowin his sterrin shaft to see if it will fit :biggthump (now that im back in queens forthe holidays :dammit: ) will let u know if it works tomorrow, if the weather holds up :rant:

kevin