No idea. I got the one I got and don't know if it is unusually short or not.
Are adding hose clamps the new "approved" method?
Wow.. A TJ that drives well at 85..…Finally got the Jeep on the highway with the new steering. It is fantastic at 80mph. Everything is very calm and responsive. Ruts and imperfections in the road no longer direct where the Jeep goes. Potholes are far less jarring. I just direct the Jeep where I want it to go and there isn't any compensation for looseness in the steering. Because there isn't any looseness.
This is one of those significant improvements in drivability comparable to tuned shocks, the SwayLoc and even the automatic. All of these individually have made the Jeep pleasant to drive. Everything together is adding up into something very nice.
Now I need to get the tires balanced and the axles regeared to 5.38, so I can really enjoy the highway!