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Steering Box Brace

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CDA 455, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    I'm about to swap in my new PSC PS steering box. I have a factory steering box brace on the inside of the frame. The frame show no signs of stress. And I plan on using very heavy military tires. I won't be able to put in a PSC hydraulic assist ram until my wife is finished being pissed off for spending mucho $$ on the crossover/hi-steering set up :D :eek1: !

    QUESTION:
    Would it be overkill to weld in a brace on the outside of the frame?

    What are your opinions/input?

    Thanks!
     
  2. RGV72BLAZER

    RGV72BLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    good question...i'm wondering the same thing...i have the factory brace as well...but i think with my hydro assist, i won't have to worry about the steering box riping off...i'd get the assist before running it hard...
     
  3. Leper

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    ORD offers a brace, and I highly recommend using it. The weld on frame repair kit isn't a bad idea either.
     
  4. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    from what i have learned and researched, the reinforced steering box isn't as important when running cross steer. There is no where near the stress's on the box as there is with stock steering. Not sure how much truth there is to that, but that was what my research showed me.
     
  5. LucasJ03

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    I have no steering brace on my frame and running 42's with crossover and I haven't had a problem at all.
     
  6. Leper

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    Find some wood to knock on.
     

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