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Old November 26th, 2019, 11:04
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Re: weld it or clamp it

we used a clamp on the alum steering on 4643 and never had a problem with it.
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we used a clamp on the alum steering on 4643 and never had a problem with it.
I guess a good quality clamp that fit properly would not be a problem.

I have one the RuffStuff offering that is used to attach the steering dampener ion my XJ. I would not hesitate to attach a steering ram for hydraulic assist to it. It is that well made and the fit (and finish) is second to none.
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Old November 26th, 2019, 13:00
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Re: weld it or clamp it

We used basically this, but without the threaded hole in it, and welded our mounting tabs to it

https://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/R1697.html
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Re: weld it or clamp it

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We used basically this, but without the threaded hole in it, and welded our mounting tabs to it

https://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/R1697.html
What tire size?
Locked front I assume?

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Re: weld it or clamp it

Before I found my PSC clamp(same as Ruffstuff) I would just make one from left-over chromoly.
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Old November 30th, 2019, 08:01
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Before I found my PSC clamp(same as Ruffstuff) I would just make one from left-over chromoly.
Only problem with that design is you can't install it without taking one tie rod end off......
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Old November 30th, 2019, 09:03
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Darn!!! But on the positive side, you can configure it any way you need it (as in double shear for a heim).
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I wouldn't trust welds on aluminum in high stress area they will fail.
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What tire size?
Locked front I assume?

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