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another steering brace question

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Bhintz, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    Im about to buy a steering brace from you guys and I read some were that the bolt-in brace just delays the breakage were the weld in wont let it break, is this true or just some bs that I read
     
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    the bolt on will help prevent it, as will the weld on but it can still break with both of these going on.
     
  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    The weld in and bolt in do different jobs, with the bolt in kit doing more by itself than the weld in. The bolt it triangulates that corner of the frame to keep it from flexing. It also keeps the bolt holes from tearing out since the mounting bolts go through the brace.
    The problem seems to be in that when you stiffen up that corner of the frame, you still have the suspension trying to twist the frame around that area so you can still get some cracking but it's not really from steering forces but from the suspension. This is where the weld in kit comes in, it spreads that stress down the frame rail and strengthens that critical area.
     

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