Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Do you have reduced steering lock?

So why do I need a FTE Steering Damper Relocation Bracket ? See photo below!

Reduced steering lock due to steering damper bind. 
As you can see from the photos above the left hand lock (sitting in the Jeep) is a lot less then the right hand lock! The reason for this is two fold, the Wrangler is fitted with an aftermarket steering damper which is larger in diameter then the stock unit, and the drag link is running at a steeper angle due to a lift kit being fitted. As you can see from the photo below the steering damper is binding against the drag link when on left hand lock.

Steering damper bind on drag link

The FTE Steering Damper Relocation Bracket kit is designed to be a bolt on unit and moves the axle end mount up by 40mm giving clearance.

FTE 4x4 Steering Damper Relocation Bracket

Check back next week, when there will be a full install.