The 5 star rating is because it fixed the frame exactly as promised. I used this kit on a 2wd suburban so there was some heavy modifications done to the kit. It would be super cool if these guys made a version for the 2wd frames because The steering box bolts pull through on both models. Regardless, the kit repaired the frame and I would definitely recommend it to any squarebody owner
from Los Osos Ca
4.0doubles the thickness of the frame
This product is very useful for it's intended purpose, which is to reinforce the frame at the area in and around the steering box. Once the actual frame is repaired by proper welding,(if already cracked) the plates in this kit, weld over the original frame to (thicken) or reinforce that area.
The plate that fits between the steering box and the frame required some modification on my application to ensure a flush fit against the frame. The other plate fit nicely on the bottom of the "C" channel.
The nature of this job was very involved simply because it required welding. How involved the job will be will also depend on how bad your frame is cracked in the first place, if any. If it's not cracked, your job is cut in half.
Once welded on I sprayed it with some black paint to give everything a good seal. I feel much more confident about my steering box NOT ripping off my frame now!!
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