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Unread 03-23-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
notmyj
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BTF Steering Bracket

I am going SOA on the new YJ. I am using most of my parts from the old SUA YJ. I like the BTF steering bracket as it looks bretty beefy and I like the idea of the rod ends being in a double sheer mount.

I already have HD tierod and drag link with rod ends from BulletProofSteering.com and have used it on my DD for 3 years with out any issues or signs of wear. When I installed it, I had to drill the knuckles and pitman arm to 3/4" to accept the bolts in the new steering.

As I want to keep everything the same, I want to drill the BTF bracket to 3/4" as well. For those of you that have this bracket or have first hand knowledge of it, is there enough material to safely drill it to 3/4" without sacrificing the integrity of it? If I read right, BTF has it drilled to 5/8", so it would only need to go 1/8" larger.

Your thoughts?

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Unread 03-23-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
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I don't have it but you could use 3/4 to 5/8 spacers at the rod end and run new 5/8 bolts. I doubt you'd have problems drilling it out, but you should contact BTF. I sent them a message when I had a question about that same set up and they got back to me the next day.

I ended up going with the JB4X4 bracket instead, just because I don't have the money to re-do the entire steering with new rod ends etc....
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