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steering box brace

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Shawns84, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Shawns84

    Shawns84 Registered Member

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    Recently I bought a bds steering box brace. It says to skip weld the thing on. Im wondering why one would skip weld rather than welding around the whole thing... Anybody?
    Also what should i set the toe at? Just put ball joints in and its drivin like a clown... It seems to drive nicer with it toed out a bit... When I had it toed in it chewed up the one bearing pretty good and started back on the death wobble thing...
    Anyways, two birds with one post, i know...
     
  2. goldwing2000

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    Toe should be set to zero, *possibly* a small amount in but zero works best.

    As far as why to skip weld, I would assume to reduce the stress on the frame or to minimize the heat effects.
     
  3. BigEasy

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    Skip welding is recommended so that if one weld starts to crack, the crack will not chase around the entire brace.
     
  4. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep. Mine is still holding strong 6 years later;)
     

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