Steering/header Clearance

87hatchirv

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So I just installed my Team z k member, and I'm running into a issue with my steering u joint hitting my ,hooker long tube header. I already tried adjusting my offset steering rack bushings but that was no help, I ordered and installed MM solid motor mounts and didn't that help either. Is there anything else I should try before hammering my header?
 

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Davedacarpainter

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Honestly? I think you need to clearance that tube (hit it with a hammer:nice:).

Common problem for some LTs.
 

liljoe07

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You can try and loosen the steering column at the firewall and shove over to gain some clearance. My hookers did the same thing. But they were shorties. I gave them away and went with BBK Longtubes and they fit great. I did use a flaming river steering shaft as well.
 

General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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What size header tube?
You can dent the crap out of them and never notice it proformance wise, the guys on hot rod tv proved that.
 

Gear grabber

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There are aftermarket shafts that have a smaller knuckle.
Mine just needed a very minor clean up when the 9.5 deck motor/headers went in.