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post #1 of 18 Old 05-31-2019, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Steering Stabilizer mounts

Is there a reason I don't see a lot of steering stabilizer's with mounting tabs/brackets welded on? I see ubolt clamps and other types of clamps but nothing simply welded to the tie rod. I'm building myself a 1 ton steering set up and thought, why not fabricate brackets and weld them on rather than using the clamp style mounts? Is there an easy answer that I'm overlooking?



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post #2 of 18 Old 05-31-2019, 12:28 PM
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You'd weld to the adjusting sleeve?

That needs to turn to adjust it's length.

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The weld would replace the clamp, that's all. Everything that needs to pivot or extend would still move.


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+1 on the adjustment sleeve point and also if you off road itís the first thing to hit a rock and get bent. I replaced half a dozen steel ones before I went for the aluminum route and heck I even bent that.
Clamp is the way to go my brother.
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You bent the steel OTK tie rod?? Jeez, yeah maybe I better keep it easily replaceable haha


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You bent the steel OTK tie rod?? Jeez, yeah maybe I better keep it easily replaceable haha


Steel is easy to bend. And like I said I even bent the aluminum and that supposed to be unbendable.
In fact this post reminds me to call the manufacturer because it has a life time warranty. They say if you bend it weíll replace it.
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Here's what i got Lee...... http://www.northridge4x4.com/part/st...-clamp-1-3-8in
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Nice! That thing is solid. You guys still coming out West soon Mike? You'll have to check out my new CNC plasma table. Up and running as of last night!
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Back to your original question...
I recently replaced my front end with a heavy duty tie rod and drag link setup, and it has the U-Bolt clamp for the steering stabilizer. I agree with you - it should have a permanent bracket. I am going to weld one on as soon as I have the time.

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Back to your original question...
I recently replaced my front end with a heavy duty tie rod and drag link setup, and it has the U-Bolt clamp for the steering stabilizer. I agree with you - it should have a permanent bracket. I am going to weld one on as soon as I have the time.


Here are the pictures of the two out of four I bent during wheeling. So even if you donít bend it while wheeling letís hope you wonít need an alignment after you weld the bracket on because thatís how you adjust the toe, and I highly doubt that bracket is going to align with the stabilizer perfectly after a little toe adjustment.

Do what I did. Move it up to the drag link. I actually have mine attached to the track bar and the drag link as you can see it from the picture.
And you can also see the little bend on the aluminum tie rod too.




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Yeah, what Gray said.........Not a good idea, unnecessary!
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i would be willing to bet if you weld your bracket to the center of your tie rod, You mess with the metallurgy to include the temper of the steel so I am relatively certain you will bend said rod right at your weld.
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i would be willing to bet if you weld your bracket to the center of your tie rod, You mess with the metallurgy to include the temper of the steel so I am relatively certain you will bend said rod right at your weld.
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@grayWJ4x4 You're a lot harder on your rig than I am


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