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ORD kit arrived today

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    The ORD steering brace kit arrived today... I hope it won't be too hard to install.. I'll start the install wednesday........ I'll let yall know how it goes..

    Do I need to use blue or red locktite????? do I use it on every single bolt in the kit? what torque should I use, or should I just wrench as hard as I can? Any more tips would be good...............
    If I can't find a 1/2 " bit laying around, would it hurt if I just used a smaller bit and doodled out the pilot how (the instructions say there is already a pilot hole in the frame)...........

    I know I already did a thread kinda like this, but ANY AND ALL tips and tricks for the install are openly welcome... :bow:
     
  2. Roz

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    red locktite on all bolts, bout 80-90lbs would be my guess, sport $ for a 1/2" drill bit if u can.


    not a pro so my best guess :D
     
  3. MattK

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    i used a stepped bit (also called uni-bit) to enlarge the hole. it was like 15 bucks at autozone, but i use it all the time now.

    the install is pretty straight forward, just be gentle with the brake hardlines that are in the area.
     
  4. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    i just got mine today and spent about 1hr putting it in just cuz i had to run to the hardware store to buy some liquid gold.. aka red loctite..7bucks for .20 oz.... insane but i just had some trouble getting it around my brake/power steering lines. Just as long as you unbolt the lil clamps that hold down those lines they will move easily outta the way. Its not hard at all. I just tightened mine down as hard as i could tighten it... ill check it later too.
     
  5. 1-ton

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    One thing you need to make sure of is that the bolts are not too long. When I got my Steering Bracket brace, the bolts that where supplied with the kit where about 1/2" too long. The bolts bottomed out on the steering boxes threads, and gave me the false impression that they where tight. I fixed this problem by adding three washers to each of the steering box bolts.
     

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