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Steering Box Brace

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by 76_Cheyenne, Jan 29, 2002.

  1. 76_Cheyenne

    76_Cheyenne 1/2 ton status

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    I want to get the steering box Brace from ORD but I need a little push. Has anyone got one on their rig and have they noticed a difference. I think it's important but i'd almost rather spend the hundred bucks on sway bar discos.Anyone got an opinion? Thanks

    Cowboy Up!
     
  2. AGM73k5

    AGM73k5 1/2 ton status

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    I bet you'd get a whole lot of flex with a cracked frame and disco's [​IMG]

    Go for the steering brace and just pull your sway bar [​IMG] If you do a search in the main forum you'll find numerous people who swear that the steering box brace was the best thing they ever did to their truck, cracked frame or otherwise.

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  3. madmike

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    I installed ORD's steering box brace on my 1980 Chevy 1/2t 4x4 truck. My frame didn't have any signs of cracking in that area, but with 9" of lift, I didn't want any cracks to start. I feel the brace has helped, and I sense less frame flexing is occuring, which makes me feel more secure. At the same time, I switched from a 4" suspension lift that retained the sway bar to a 6" lift. I removed the sway bar entirely, and I barely even notice it's gone. Bottom line, go for the brace.

    [​IMG]psychoholicslag
     
  4. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    just get it and enjoy it , even tho mine cracked after installing it ......its my right foots fault heh heh

    pics page
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    always gets me home K10 STEPSIDE
     
  5. Rebel88

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    hey man i was looking at your pics...is that a fixed yoke conversion for a 208 t-case? if it is where did you get it?

    also...nice carnage with the other case...

    Later

    Just tap it in...tappity tap tap...
     
  6. UseYourBlinker

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    Get it..it makes a big difference...



    Eric
    from Freekmont,CA.

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  7. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    yeah it is , i work in a machine and welding shop so i made it there . it requires a dodge t case for parts .

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    always gets me home K10 STEPSIDE
     
  8. Rebel88

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    is there any way you could outline what is involved? also what parts i would need? i am definitely looking to do this soon and get rid of the slip yoke...

    thanks

    Later

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  9. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    ok here goes , u need preferably a whole dodge 208 case and your original chev 208 . take the chev case apart ,take the mainshaft out and set it aside . take the dodge case apart halfway ,split it in the middle , and take the mainshft and strip it , then take the chev parts off the chev shaft and install them on the dodge shaft , this takes awhile use a manual to do this step . then u need to get a hold of or make a small alum bushing to be welded next to the one in the dodge case cuz it is in the wrong place . i used the shattered chev case i had laying around as jig for the placement of the bushing . put the rod in and then the bushing , tack weld the bushing dissassemble and then fully weld it . then u can start putting it all back together . the dodge case doesnt have a support rod hole so u can only use one bolt on it , i spose u could weld another threaded alum piece on for it but eh ... anyways any other questions gimme a holler .. see pics of case half on bench with other piece welded in and the support rod one too and i guess just study em ...

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    always gets me home K10 STEPSIDE
     

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