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steering upgrade

Postby mattmannz » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:13 pm

After breaking two tierod adjusters on my last two hard yaka trips I have bit the bullet and upgraded the steering.

Ordered a set of the heavy duty adjusters from independent4x.com
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Re: steering upgrade

Postby geeves » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:23 pm

By Adjusters do you mean the bar between the 2 tie rod end ball joints?
If you are regularly breaking them then it might be a good idea but I have one question.
Which part would you rather change in the bush or carry in your needed spare parts and tools box?
Tie rod, Centre link, idler arm or steering box.
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: steering upgrade

Postby danz20 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:51 am

if any one needs some spares let me know i have a couple for sale all lubed and turning nice
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Re: steering upgrade

Postby mattmannz » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:38 pm

I have broken two. Both breakages resulted in the wheel over extending which smashed a CV. The first time I wasn't prepared. The second I had spares and did a quick trailside fix.

Yes this will move the break point , hopefully just bending the drag link. To be honest they are easy to break. If they get the slightest bend in them then they will snap without warning. My driving style isn't rough so I hope to avoid future breakages.
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Re: steering upgrade

Postby mattmannz » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:55 pm

Here are some pics.
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Re: steering upgrade

Postby geeves » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:09 am

are they the same as the older ubs55? I have so many spares of them still its not funny
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: steering upgrade

Postby mattmannz » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:28 am

I think the 55 is narrower
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Re: steering upgrade

Postby Downhillnz » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:19 pm

They are exactly what I need. Time to have a look see.
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Re: steering upgrade

Postby mattmannz » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:00 pm

Mine are waiting at the courier depot to be picked up!
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