Steering Box Brace

By Jeep Experts


Something that I ought to have placed on a yr in the past after I did my 35″ tires…..however simply by no means obtained round to it…..a steering field brace.  There are a number of available on the market.  I finished by the native 4×4 store and spoke with my good friend (Barry) behind the counter.  He stated that they had good luck with the Tomken mannequin.  I requested if anybody had come again to the store and complained in regards to the match, and so on., and he assured me none had.  With that bit of information, I laid down my cash and took one residence.

This set up is about as a lot of a no brainer as they get.  Two bolts to put in it and you’re 90% of the way in which accomplished.  But….I get forward of myself.  So, lets check out what I did.

Not a lot to it.  A brace, a bag of {hardware}, and the directions. 

One finish of the brace will likely be tightened across the backside of the steering field.  There are a pair of solid marks on the field (the place the molds got here collectively).  Tomken recommends that you simply file these casting marks in order that the brace will match cleanly across the backside of the steering field.

The different finish of the brace matches in an current gap up below the radiator.  I had slightly hassle getting the bolt by way of this finish of the brace.  I seen that there was a bit an excessive amount of powder coat within the gap.  A spherical file simply took a little bit of it out and the bolt match simply high-quality.

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The steering brace, put in and the bolts correctly tightened.  Pretty simple, eah?  (by the way in which…the cow bell is NOT included with the steering brace!)  Not a lot else left to say.  The brace is on…. I believe it took about 3 minutes (together with my discovering the spherical file).

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