JS City Goblin - 2010 LS

Discussion in 'Build Logs' started by JSATX, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. TheNuker

    TheNuker Well-Known Member

    Going to hit up a couple local independent places tomorrow and see if they can get it done, on the track I thought it was wind but now that I'm licensed the highway feels scary. Hoping they can get me solid.

  2. ctuinstra

    ctuinstra Active Member

    You need toe in. The more toe in, the more solid at highway speeds at the cost of tire wear. I actually can get very close using the old string method. I've put a initial alignment on a couple of vehicles to get them down to the shop only to find out that they were so close it was just a matter of fine-tuning it. Camber and caster is a different story.
  3. Briann1177

    Briann1177 Active Member

    Mine looks identical to that too. It will not budge at all. If you would have drilled it out, are there splines on the inside that will keep the shaft from rotating?
  4. JSATX

    JSATX Well-Known Member

    I do not know but I'd assume there has to be. Otherwise the people that have shafts that do collapse would also rotate.

    And just from an engineering standpoint, there's no way you would rely on a punch point to keep the steering from rotating freely. Though this is GM we're talking about so never say never ;)
  5. Briann1177

    Briann1177 Active Member

    I don't have a press and that's exactly what I'm worried about. I'd hate for the shaft to rotate. :)
  6. JSATX

    JSATX Well-Known Member

    I'd bet money it won't. Worst case you get it to the correct length and weld it down. It's not like it's going to collapse as it is in a wreck anyway. There's no way mine would collapse in a wreck.
  7. SliderR1

    SliderR1 Member

    My steering shaft was frozen as well. I tried to expand it using a press and put so much force on it that one of the u-joints failed. A new one from RockAuto is $60 and it moves in/out very easily, just like on the build videos. It also has the little divot in it.
  8. DanPerryy

    DanPerryy Well-Known Member

    Mine was dimpled, I had a set of vise grips with a body hammer (weight on a shaft) that was welded to the vise grips. With this I could move mine out.
  9. Briann1177

    Briann1177 Active Member

    I drilled the divot out and got it to move much easier. I thought the shaft would come out but it won't.
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  10. Tony

    Tony Well-Known Member

    I drilled mine out and it still didn't move easily. I was able to use a 3lb hammer and compress it a little at a time until it fit.

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