M.O.R.E. steering shaft bracket too tall


williambmac

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Yes. But isn’t the 6cyl bracket mounted opposite of the 4cyl?
4cyl the flat mounting part goes toward the steering box. The 6cyl one the flat part is toward the fire wall.
i'm not sure what the difference is. I just see two different part #'s.
Why don't you call them and explain the issue that you are having.
I've delt with them several times on the phone and they were helpful.
 
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i'm not sure what the difference is. I just see two different part #'s.
Why don't you call tham and explain the issue that you are having.
I've delt with them several times on the phone and they were helpful.
I have already modified the bracket. Was just curious if anyone else had similar problems.
 

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I have installed the bracket and the MORE 1' body lift. No issues at all. I noticed a more linear response to the steering rotation after the bracket has been mounted (nothing of amazing).
Any welding to be done how long did it take I just ordered one.
 

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Any welding to be done how long did it take I just ordered one.
i’ve been eyeing this modification for about a year and finally got around to trying it out yesterday.
No welding. Remove pinch bolt (13mm)& two 15mm bolts on the old bracket to the frame. Slide upper shaft towards firewall. Slide off old bracket from lower shaft towards firewall. Two 10mm bolts hold the bearing to the old bracket assembly. Take pictures of the assembly & orientation. Grease the bearing and install new bracket. There was blue loctite on my 01’ frame bracket bolts. 👍 Breaker bar/pipe and all the extensions & Pb blaster lol. 13 mm pinch bolt was pretty damn tight as well.
The side 15mm bracket to frame(behind the rubber liner in the wheel well) is kind of a PITA. The steel brake lines block it. I put a socket on it and slid an extension between them. It wasn’t pretty but nothing broke.

BTW- It got rid of the bumps I was feeling in the steering wheel over speed bumps & potholes. Not sure if it was the greasing of the bearing or the bracket, but I’m happy.
No noticeable difference in actual steering but it did seem to solve what it is advertised to do. :cool:
 

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i’ve been eyeing this modification for about a year and finally got around to trying it out yesterday.
No welding. Remove pinch bolt (13mm)& two 15mm bolts on the old bracket to the frame. Slide upper shaft towards firewall. Slide off old bracket from lower shaft towards firewall. Two 10mm bolts hold the bearing to the old bracket assembly. Take pictures of the assembly & orientation. Grease the bearing and install new bracket. There was blue loctite on my 01’ frame bracket bolts. 👍 Breaker bar/pipe and all the extensions & Pb blaster lol. 13 mm pinch bolt was pretty damn tight as well.
The side 15mm bracket to frame(behind the rubber liner in the wheel well) is kind of a PITA. The steel brake lines block it. I put a socket on it and slid an extension between them. It wasn’t pretty but nothing broke.

BTW- It got rid of the bumps I was feeling in the steering wheel over speed bumps & potholes. Not sure if it was the greasing of the bearing or the bracket, but I’m happy.
No noticeable difference in actual steering but it did seem to solve what it is advertised to do. :cool:
Thanks good info
 
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I have already modified the bracket. Was just curious if anyone else had similar problems.
I installed my bracket today and had the exact same problem as you. My stock bracket was really short and the new one raised it 1 3/4 inches as well. It caused my steering bar to hit the firewall too. I have an inch body lift and am putting on a 1.25 inch body lift so I am hoping that will be enough to give it clearance.
BTW my Jeep used to be a 4 cylinder but a previous owner converted it to the 4.0L. I bought the 4 cylinder bracket as it was still using the stock 4 cylinder bracket.
 
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I installed my bracket today and had the exact same problem as you. My stock bracket was really short and the new one raised it 1 3/4 inches as well. It caused my steering bar to hit the firewall too. I have an inch body lift and am putting on a 1.25 inch body lift so I am hoping that will be enough to give it clearance.
BTW my Jeep used to be a 4 cylinder but a previous owner converted it to the 4.0L. I bought the 4 cylinder bracket as it was still using the stock 4 cylinder bracket.
What year is yours?
 

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My TJ is a ‘97. It was originally a 2.5L 4-cylinder. I used the same M.O.R.E. bracket with a Savvy 1.25” body lift and everything worked together perfectly. No height issues and I didn’t need to enlarge any holes...
 
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Same problem. I had to drill the holes on the new bracket. I found that very odd like they didn’t know the bolt size.
I think they got some bad brackets. We know the bolts were the correct size as I reused the nuts. They are probably as produced from a third party and they got some bad ones, maybe?
 
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My TJ is a ‘97. It was originally a 2.5L 4-cylinder. I used the same M.O.R.E. bracket with a Savvy 1.25” body lift and everything worked together perfectly. No height issues and I didn’t need to enlarge any holes...
Did you happen to measure the distance in height between the 2? I think there were some bad brackets sent out since the bearing mounting holes were too small as well.
 

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Are you 100% sure you need this bracket? I don’t know any that run it, 4” suspension, 1” BL and mostly above average builds across the TJ years.
 

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Did you happen to measure the distance in height between the 2? I think there were some bad brackets sent out since the bearing mounting holes were too small as well.
No I didn’t. I compared pictures online and everything went to plan...
Sounds like some brackets may have been improperly stamped. Very odd...
 

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Are you 100% sure you need this bracket? I don’t know any that run it, 4” suspension, 1” BL and mostly above average builds across the TJ years.
You know one person. And if I could tell a difference, I wouldn't know if it was real or not.
 
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