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post #1 of 22 Old 10-03-2010, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Need help with OME steering stabilizer install

I'm almost finish installing and I noticed the bolt of the OME is not long enough. I noticed pictures from other websites that the pin included with OME is tapered and mine is not. I have the SD40. Do I have the wrong bolt? Anyone had this problem?

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post #2 of 22 Old 10-03-2010, 02:28 PM
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that was designed to be on a Heavy duty set up like this:

(i have since rotated the mount around.)

-but that bolt is supposed to go through a plate like this one that is attatched to the drag link with some u bolts. looks like you need to get another bolt that is tapered like the stock one, and that is long enough to stick out past the OME bushing too.
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post #3 of 22 Old 10-03-2010, 02:35 PM
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you will need to find a tapered one for that set up.

if it is not tapered it will move around (have play in it) and possibly sheer off. the movement could lead to somw DW issues as well.

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So if I use the hardware I got, I have to use this bracket and attach the bracket to the drag link?
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That looks like it would work. What was wrong with the old hardware?

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that looks like it would work. What was wrong with the old hardware?
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post #7 of 22 Old 10-03-2010, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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If you're talking about the bolt that came with the factory stabilizer, I tried to remove it thinking I can use it instead but it doesn't look like it can be removed.
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This is what my OME kit looked like after I installed it using the provided hardware. The bolt does look different, perhaps it backwards?

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post #9 of 22 Old 10-03-2010, 06:09 PM
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I just installed that same stabalizer yesterday and mine looks like the one on MrRage, and my bolt did look different than the one you have
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you will need to find a tapered one for that set up.

if it is not tapered it will move around (have play in it) and possibly sheer off. the movement could lead to somw DW issues as well.
what is that gunny sack on the end of your SS?

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Looks like you guys have tapered bolts. Would anyone know where I can get just the bolt I need?
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Looks like you guys have tapered bolts. Would anyone know where I can get just the bolt I need?
email ARB custom service and theyll most likely send you one
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post #13 of 22 Old 10-04-2010, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Well the bolt is definitely not backwards because I tried to switch it around. I'll call ARB and see if I can get one. If not, then I'll use the bracket method. Any pros and cons with using the bracket?
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have you resolved this yet? if not call the place you ordered it from, and get it taken care of it looks like some guys have the longer drag link bolt. that bracket may cause issues with your stock tie rod and drag link set up.

you might look into a HD steering set up. i bent the crap out of my stock one. my new one is hard as coffin nails and stout as hell.

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post #15 of 22 Old 10-28-2010, 04:46 PM
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I just threw mine on but which nut needs to be torqued to 30ftlbs?? also should I use one of the locking washers on both ends of the double ended bolt?? After a days driving the bushing is not centered under the large washer......kind of smashed a bit.....

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