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post #1 of 5 Old 05-23-2007, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Vanco Big Brake Kit and ORO U-Turn?

Will the Vanco big brake kit work with the ORO U-Turn steering kit? If so, anyone run this setup? Thanks!

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-23-2007, 07:08 AM
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I'd ask mrblaine or contact Vanco directly. When you order the kit or call to ask questions, you can specify what steering you've got and they'll let you know how compatible they are.

I'd THINK that they'd test with that steering setup. mrblaine is very thorough about that it seems.

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I'd ask mrblaine or contact Vanco directly. When you order the kit or call to ask questions, you can specify what steering you've got and they'll let you know how compatible they are.

I'd THINK that they'd test with that steering setup. mrblaine is very thorough about that it seems.
And IIRC, he didn't have a lot of good things to say about the ORO setup. I couldn't tell for sure, his post was dripping with his usual dry sarcasm.

Seriously, I'd go to the source on that. Blaine seems to be very thorough in his testing with the Vanco kit.

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Thanks Guys. Yes, I know I can call Vanco or contact Blaine. I was hoping to get some first hand knowledge of this setup IF someone was actually running it. Perhaps, Blaine will also see this thread and post...
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Thanks Guys. Yes, I know I can call Vanco or contact Blaine. I was hoping to get some first hand knowledge of this setup IF someone was actually running it. Perhaps, Blaine will also see this thread and post...
Of course it will work with Steve's steering. Special consideration was given to those customers who choose to run it in that zero allowances would have to be made to retrofit Van's kit onto a rig that has the U-turn set-up.

The unit bearing bolt bosses on the backside of the knuckle that the U-turn brackets use for attachment points have been machined down so Van's bracket can be installed and the top of his bracket winds up exactly flush with the remaining boss. Essentially the U-turn bracket doesn't even know anything has been done to the knuckle.

There will always be an allowance made for some aftermarket steering. Even though I may not personally be fond of something doesn't mean I don't respect the fact that his steering is a problem solving solution for those with variable height suspensions.

His kit has even been used on the Tera high steer knuckle and the Toys By Troy high steer kit.

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