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Old 09-15-2012, 05:21 PM
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Default Synergy Steering Brace and Bilstein SS



Well lets start with the Bilstein



Wasnt that quick! Seriously, remove the 4 x 15mm skid plate bolts and remove the plate. Remove the two bolts holding the steering stabilizer. On the axle side it is a 15mm bolt with an 18mm nut and on the tie rod you just remove the 18 mm nut, take the old one out and do the whole thing in reverse.

Synergy Steering steering brace.

Ok, first things first, its not quite a direct bolt in. Everything lines up, but it was designed for a truck without the smart bar. The smart bar cause some trouble.



So I rotated the smart bar about 50* and that will get you close, the pic above shows where you still have issues. I ended up taking a grinder and removing about 1/4" of material from the non-used ear. A little touch here and there with the grinder and it fits!





Now pull it back down and install the spindle for the steering pinion, put the whole support back up and install the support bearing.



Now your steering bax shaft is mounted in double shear and should give you no problems. Take it for a spin and make sure everything works, drive it to work and re-torque everything after about 100 miles.
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