after rolling my pred a good one im noticing some paint peling off the top of the steering stem, so id say its getting time to buy a new one sometime before too long, anyone know of a good aftermarket one?
Vortec you may wanna scrape away the frame coating on the top of the stem and clamp area. Mine had stress cracks on the paint and i sanded it away and the actual stem was still fine...No cracks. Just a thought.
Can anyone fill me in as to how hard it is to replace the steering stem? I believe mine is bent because the dash is less than a half inch from the gas lid. My brother borrowed it and thats my only guess as to whats wrong with it. It steers fine and everything and i cant see any stress marks or anything but i can tell that the top part above the steering post is at a different angle than the lower part underneath. If its not too hard and only costs around 50 bucks, ill pry have to do it.
If you'll wait for a few months i'll have some anti vibe Chromoly units ready if you're interested. Comes ready with 7/8" or 1 1/8" clamps. Each one is custom made to order. Any height/location you want. Sells for little under half what rath, HDP, etc... sells for. Same if not better quality.
Cool, thanks. Chromoly would be nice but its hard to pass up 50 bucks. Im no racer, i barely have time to ride the thing. I thought since there is some sort of bearing or bearings it might take a little more. Can anybody tell me for sure that the actual stem is supposed to be straight. Im not noticing any steering trouble but i can tell that there is a bend in the shaft.
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