These are made in the UK not cheaper imports. These steering bars are our STAINLESS STEEL ones.(SUMO-SS) they are 30mm solid 303 Stainless Steel bar, these bars are. The strongest bar in the sumobars range.
As stainless offers a much greater strength, it is 1.5 times stronger than steel, these bars can be used from on road to extreme off road use. They also include our Heavy Duty Greaseable track rod ends. When fitting the SUMO LOCK NUTS onto the track rod ends use plenty of grease on the threads, this will prevent the nuts seizing onto the track rod ends, (cold welding) or (Galling) this is common with stainless steel fixings, but use plenty of grease will prevent the problem from happening, we use the MORRIS K48 grease. This is a conversion kit to change the standard Defender Swan Neck Drop Arm to a Straight Drop Arm from a Discovery 1 300tdi.This is a much better Drop Arm for a Defender as it eliminates the press in ball joint that is used in a Defender Swan Neck Drop Arm and replaces it with a normal Track Rod End. The Defender press in ball joints can be very difficult to replace, a normal Track Rod End is much easier to replace. The Defender press in ball joints do not last very long before they start to show wear and play, a Track Rod End is much longer lasting, the Track Rod Ends we use are also Heavy Duty and Greaseable which last even longer and are stronger for off road use. The Rubber Boots on Defender Swan Neck Drop Arms pop off quite easily allowing dirt and water in to the joint causing premature wear, Track Rod End Boot do not pop off. Our Heavy Duty Steering Bars can give your steering a more solid feel, standard steering bars do flex quite easily. Picture 4 shows the two different Drop Arms, the lower one is the Straight Discovery Drop Arm that is included in our kit, as you can see it uses a track rod end and not a press in ball joint that is difficult to replace.
If you are finding it difficult to remove your original drop arm with a puller, you can see in one of the pictures where a customer has cut a slot in the drop arm, it will then pull off much easier. See the last picture showing how to align the drop arm once fitted. It is master splined so cannot be fitted in the wrong position on the splined shaft from the steering box. The drop arm should point slightly towards the drivers side when driven in a straight line, also make sure you tighten and re check the nut that secures the drop arm to the steering box, this needs to be checked at least a couple of times after use due to the splined taper on the steering box.The Torque Setting for this nut is 176 NM , its is VERY IMPORTANT that the tightness of this nut is rechecked after use before finally knocking over the lock washer once you are satisfied the Drop Arm has fully worked up the tapered spline of the steering box and the nut remains tight. We can also do a kit for the early Discovery1 and RRc that don't have the straight style drop arm, you will have to contact me on this to put a kit together. 1 x SUMO-SS-830 Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Drag Link. 1 x L/H thread H/Duty Greasable Track Rod End. H/Duty Greasable Track Rod End. 1 x GL79 RHD damper mount. 1 x Disco drop arm straight RHD. Rough measurement of the Drag Link bar length before fitting is centre of track rod end to centre of track rod end is 92.5cm. SUMOBARS are the original Heavy Duty Steering Bars and arguably still the best , they are used all around the world from on road, off road, comp safari to extreme off road.
We now manufacture 2 types of steering bars. SUMO-HD---- These are made from 30mm solid EN8 engineering grade CARBON STEEL BAR , designed to be used by all, on & off road. SUMO-SS---- These are made from 30mm solid 303 STAINLESS STEEL BAR , these bars are the strongest bar in the sumobars range as stainless offers a much greater strength, it is 1.5 times stronger than steel, these bars can be used from on road to extreme off road use, they are also supplied with stainless steel locking nuts.
All the sumobars are supplied with locking nuts. Are full nuts (not like the cheaper copies which come with half nuts), this is for strength and security with less chance of rounding the nut whilst tightening them, the steel nuts are 24mm and the stainless steel nuts are 27mm, both ends of the sumobars have machined flats for ease of tightening the lock nuts to the bar and the.
Is easily identified with a grove machined around the bar and the lock nut. Please remember all SUMOBARS are made from engineering grade steel, not to be confused with cheaper copy bars made from a low grade of mild steel. All threads on the bars are double checked and are greased with. Corrosion-protecting aluminium-copper paste, this will stop the track rod ends seizing in the bars at a later date. We can also supply the SUMOBARS separately, please contact me on the contact details above so we understand what you need.
A Drag Link Bar is the bar from the steering box to the opposite wheel, (short bar in front of the front axle). A Track Rod Bar joins the 2 wheels together, (long bar behind the front axle). Drag Link (Front steering bar).Requires one Right Hand Track Rod End. Sumo 830 (when using a Discovery 1 Straight Drop Arm with our Drop Arm Conversion Kit). Requires one Right Hand and one Left Hand Track Rod End. Track Rod (Rear steering bar). Drag Link up to 1993 (Front steering bar). Drag Link from 1994 (Front steering bar). Note Sumobars for Discovery 2 use the same Track Rod Ends as Defender/Disco1/RRC. And one Left Hand Track Rod End. Note Sumobars for Range Rover P38 use the same Track Rod Ends as Defender. Note Sumobars for Series use the same Track Rod Ends as Defender/Disco1/RRC. Carriage Price for UK mainland only. For the carrier when ordering them, it may.
The item "Defender steering drop arm conversion STAINLESS STEEL kit SUMOBARS RGB000010" is in sale since Monday, May 8, 2017. This item is in the category "Vehicle Parts & Accessories\Car Parts\Other Car Parts".
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