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17 Jun 2018 08:33 #193543 by safari
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hello everybody
i need a bit of help, i keep on bending my track rod the one between the propshaft and radius arms
what can i do i already made a hardened homemade but still it is bending easily

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17 Jun 2018 11:25 #193545 by zukebob
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Are you able to post a picture? I would also ask what the off-roading conditions were.

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17 Jun 2018 11:57 #193546 by safari
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like this exactly and offroad is only rocks ,what i am asking is if i can make some kind of guards?
tks

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17 Jun 2018 12:03 #193547 by zukebob
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Is it being bent by impact loads?

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17 Jun 2018 14:53 #193549 by S200KYS
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That photo -



Is a photo of the Rockwatt Heavy Duty Steering Bars fitted to my S200KYS Jimny...

That's the sort of thing you need B)

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    17 Jun 2018 14:58 #193550 by S200KYS
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  • S200KYS Jimny - 5" lift, 31"s, 4.87:1 Rockwatt Crawler , Rear ARB, twin winches, etc... and BT54VTS 'daily driver' ;)

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    18 Jun 2018 01:58 #193562 by zukebob
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    If your rod is bending due to high loading in rough terrain, I would defer to S200KYS experience with the Trail-Gear HD Steering kit.

    On the other hand, you have obviously had the problem more than once and you mentioned driving over rocks and asked about a guard. That is why I asked if the bending was due to impact load. If it is due to impact caused by the front of your Jimny coming over an obstacle and the rod coming down on a rock, the heavy duty kit may not solve the problem. I'm not sure how you would design a guard to go under the rod that would really provide reasonable protection from that kind of damage. Are you able to clarify the cause of the bending?

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    19 Jun 2018 08:52 #193606 by yakuza
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    If it has been bent once, it will go soft in that spot and bend more easily next time.
    Hardened steel can be more brittle and is not always the right way to go. Harder is not always stronger for this kind of use, steel can have all sorts of specs. Steel with bigger diameter is often good, but if the steel bar have been peeled in production after forging as many tool steels for hardening is, it will be poorer to withstand bending forces as the forging make it strongest in the outer parts and more soft in the center of the diameter.

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    19 Jun 2018 09:55 #193608 by S200KYS
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    Rockwatt's - fitted to mine - are solid EN16 bar, so a lot stronger but not hardened (brittle)... tested to the extremes ;)

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    20 Jun 2018 08:18 #193659 by zukebob
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    Thanks for the feedback S200KYS. It's good to know for future reference. My career was working as an engineer for a company that designed and fabricated military vehicles. One of the things we would sometimes be faced with is redesigning a part that was failing in the field. It would be easy to just make the part stronger but then you just shift stresses to another component in the subsystem. I have wondered if the HD steering kits would do that ultimately causing other components to see excessive stresses.

    I know you run yours hard so it's good to know

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    20 Jun 2018 08:57 #193662 by S200KYS
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    Aye, Rockwatt knows his metallurgy ;)

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    22 Jun 2018 11:34 #193733 by safari
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    tks for the reply
    i used steel called (solidro) but is still bending and so failing
    it is bending up and so it is pressing on the drive shaft and the steering is getting hard to turn in competitions

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