We have found that as these Jeep get older, the stock steering shaft does develop end play. We now carry heavy duty replacement steering shafts for Jeep 1976 to 1986. Jeep’s original steering shaft assembly was not designed for the added stress of body lifts and oversize tires. We carry the Borgeson’s replacement assembly’s which have a telescoping shaft with two precision needle bearing u-joints. The steering assembly is easy to install with common hand tools. Once installed, you will experience much tighter and more responsive steering.