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Jethro

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Looking like a good time to upgrade my steering links as the steering damper relocation kit I purchased is designed for the HD links and seems a waste of time to modify when I'd originally planned to upgrade at some point anyway... just moving my time lines up some.

Anyway, curious to what folks are running and experiences they've had with them. This is for the D1 I'm building towards being a trail rig or crawling through the Sierras at the least.

So looking for something that will hold up but also not wanting to invest for the most expensive either.

Thanks for your feedback in advance!

Here's some pics to show the slow progress over the last year and a half.

Long ways to go as I'd like it to look similar to Don's new big red combined with some of the other rigs in development in Jefferson country... i.e eventually running 37s.
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i run custom 1 1/2 .250 wall dom with weld in bungs and 3/4 heims with high misalignment spacers. the down side is you have to drill out the holes to 5/8 and price. ive tried  terrafrima 3omm bars and taco it first time out.


Edited by lutz, 09 May 2017 - 09:55 AM.

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Hit up Graeme for a set of Gwyn Lewis Sumo Bars. I picked up a set from him and have been running them on the truck for quite a while, very happy with them as they have handled everything I have thrown at them. Better quality than the TF set. Graeme has managed to bend a Sumo Bar in the past, but he's a special case.. :P

 

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Next to the unobtanium Max Yedor bars Gwyn Lewis has the best ... so call Graeme @ Roverware


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I have been present during the bending of a Sumo bar.  But that was on Fordyce and as stated, Graeme has special abilities.  ;)

 

In case you want a look at what I've got under the red D1, here are a couple shots. This isn't a quick bolt-on though

 

You need both left and right hand drive steering spindles to do this.  I moves everything to the front of the axle and up a bit higher.  All heims instead of ball joints.  S/S bars (better memory).  Instead of a damper, a PSC hydro assist.  And I think the pitman arm is off a different Rover but I'm not sure what model.

 

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hey don i would put safety washers on your heims https://www.kartek.c...ty-washers.html

 

my setup

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Edited by lutz, 09 May 2017 - 06:36 PM.

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Hit up Graeme for a set of Gwyn Lewis Sumo Bars. I picked up a set from him and have been running them on the truck for quite a while, very happy with them as they have handled everything I have thrown at them. Better quality than the TF set. Graeme has managed to bend a Sumo Bar in the past, but he's a special case.. :P

 

Yes, I compared our Sumobars to some TerrorFarmer ones that Collin was about to fit on a D2 and the difference is huge.  Like most of the TF stuff, they are cheap copies of the real thing.

 

Our general range is here:

http://www.roverware...and-drag-links/

 

We can get solid stainless steel Sumobars (both drag link and tie bar) but only carry the stainless drag link.  If you go for the normal set-up, then the best way to achieve more durability for the tie rod is to add a guard for it.  Both Chuck and Tyler run these.

 

Now, to be fair, yes, I did bend a Sumo drag link, but it is still on Karina even now and finished Fordyce like that (after some re-tracking to get the wheels parallel again).  Keep saying I should change it though, as it looks odd.  For reference though, I moved a rock about four feet and three of us could not even move that same rock afterwards.

 

Personally, I would still prefer the bars to have some bend, so prefer the hollow version to the solid.  Rather than transferring all the force to the TRE, or worse snapping the steering arms or hub carrier/uprights (which stops you driving home), the hollow bars will yield a little.

 

Not a fan of the custom solutions, as they become unique from a spares perspective.  All depends upon your needs though.

 

Regards,

 

Graeme


Edited by GraemeWare, 09 May 2017 - 07:35 PM.

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Not a fan of the custom solutions, as they become unique from a spares perspective.  All depends upon your needs though.

 

Regards,

 

Graeme

I've been thinking more about that - I have a lot of custom stuff on this rig; heck half of it I don't even know without digging through the (unorganized) files to try to find a receipt.  The front axles for example are custom with 30 spline Longfield parts working with a Rover diff.  When I *do* break something, it's going to be a process to figure out what's what.  


Edited by DHappel, 09 May 2017 - 07:48 PM.

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