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4 bolt steering box

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by daddy2coull, May 30, 2020.

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  1. daddy2coull

    daddy2coull Active Member

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    Going to tackle the drop arm on my 90 after work. Could anyone tell me the socket size I need for the big nut. The defender is 30 miles away and I’d like to take the right socket home rather than my entire socket collection lol
     
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    34mm usually
     
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    I’m now going to put a straight disco drop arm on. After 20+ years I think it might put up a fight though!!!
     
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    Make sure you have a longer front steering bar or longer track rod ends as you are removing the RTC damper.
    It is nice having just a track rod to change on the steering when/if play occurs ;)
     
  6. daddy2coull

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    Thanks for the heads up. But I’ve ordered the gwyn Lewis set and I already had the correct straight drop arm.
     
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    I doubt it will come off unless you have the correct puller. They are an absolute 8astard.
     
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    I’ve got a selection of hydraulic pullers to try out but I don’t hold out much hope
     
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    Soak with PlusGas for a good few days, then add heat [MapGas] and it should pop off with hydraulic pullers. I'm just fitting my Gwyn Lewis front end steering kit and straight drop arm; it's very good product.
     
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    apply pressure then use a large hammer and drift to shock the arm
     
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