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Who used the ORD steering box support?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Cornfield creations, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Cornfield creations

    Cornfield creations 1/2 ton status

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    I was just wondering who used the ORD steering box support bracket, not the weld on repair. Just kinda curious if it stiffened the frame up a whole lot?
    Any cons to using this setup?
     
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    I made my own, with it on I could tell that my steering really tightened up.
     
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    I felt an improvement in my steering after I installed my brace from ORD. I highly recommend it.

    No cons to the setup that I can think of... You may have to work with the oil cooler lines, and the brakelines around the brake prop. valve, to get it to fit right, especially if you've got a bodylift. No biggie, though.
     
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    I was afraid it was not going to fit around the lines when I put mine in. However, when I finally got it up there, it was like they had used my truck for the model. My steering felt a little tighter as well. I figured it was cheap insurance against ripping holes in my frame.
     
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    Works for me. If you haven't cracked the frame, use it and help prevent it.
    Just make sure to check it now and then to make sure it's tight.
     
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    Just about everybody that has been on this site for any amount of time.
     
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    I got it too, together with ORD x-over steering conversion.
    My 1ton is abt. 5" lifted and the steering improvement over stock was amazing.
    I doublechecked the frame was crack-free before ordering the parts and feel much safer now, both offroadin' and down the road.
    Highly recommended.
     
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    I got mine when I got their xover kit too..... never drove the truck without it and lifted so dont know if anything improved... however less stress on the front has to be good.. plus my detroit, 6" leafs and 1" zero rate will put a tad of stress on the front.... :haha:
    better safe then sorry... although I didnt do the weld in patch as my frame wasnt cracked. Some recommend that patch too even if yer not cracked yet.... we will see :wink1:
     
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    :D :bow: :laugh: good stuff . big improvment
     
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    Good investment. Everyone I know with a Blazer has one. The other day a friend of mine broke the sector shaft on his gearbox. That kid of stress to break it would normally rip the gearbox out of the frame.
     
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    It's a must when you have crossover & big tires. It's not a matter of if you'll break the frame, it's a matter of when

    I put mine on when I did the 52" conversion & crossover.

    Mike
     
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    chaaa detroits dont help much either!!!! :haha:
     
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    :haha: Good point
     

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