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Dropped drag links

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Derf00, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    Just curious, I have seen several posts about people not wanting to use droped or bent drag links for cross-over steering because of strength. Has anyone actually bent or broken a droped drag link?
     
  2. zakk

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    not me.
     
  3. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    The dropped drag link from ORD is a stout unit. I think you would break something else before it gave. I've wrenched mine real hard with no problems.
     
  4. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    We built some with a larger offset (for taller lifts) using the same material and had one customer call up saying he bent it. Of course he had the truck wedged in a crack in Las Cruces, so it was pretty well used. I never saw it but we did send him another one with the shorter offset. Our standard now is a shorter offset and we've never had problems. For the taller lifts, we now use 1.5 x .375 wall tube to get the larger offset and not have to worry about bending problems. This is some seriously stiff tubing and I doubt it will ever bend once we take it out of the machine.
     
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    i have..
    i'm the customer the you're talking about, but it was done in mason tx..

    as you can see by the pictures i had to keep the passenger tire on the face of the wall or i would end up in the wedge. well i just apllied to much force with my steering wheel and the bar bent.

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    stephen, since then that bar has been straightened and is know kept as a spare. i did not know at the time that you wanted it back and i will gladly ship it back to you if you still want it.
     
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    another thing, the shorter offset has held up! no problems.
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  7. Derf00

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    I should have known. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. Stephen

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    Having the pics is just fine, keep the thing.
    Thanks for the feedback.
     

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