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BDS Steering box brace

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fireplug, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    I always assumed I would get a Offroad Design unit but this new truck I bought, came with a BDS weld on kit (uninstalled). Does anyone have experience with it? Is it good enough to install or should I pick up an Offroad Design bolt on kit.
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    The ORD bolt-on is essentially the same as at least one other brand, as they're made by the same people. I forget whether ORD makes them for the other guys or vice versa.

    I've always put bolt-on's into my trucks before the frames cracked. If the frame is cracked now, the weld on would be a good idea, PLUS a bolt-on, imho ...

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  3. fireplug

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    No cracks yet.
     
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    Mine let go today. I suspect it had been building up for a while. I ordered the weld on brace and did a fill in the cracks weld job and added a gusset in the hollow between the box and frame. Should hold up until the brace get's here.
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    first is bolt in brace kit. second is weld in repair kit.

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    I strongly recomend useing the weld on and the bolt on. After my frame broke the first time I put the weld on kit in, the frame still cracked so I put the ORD bolt on brace and good so far.
     

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