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You saw it, steering upgrades... Whatever your Ford vehicle, let's hear your tips, tricks, & experiences...
I have a Super Steering kit also and can say its a great idea poorly executed.Paul Gagnon said:I bought the Superlift SuperRunner steering kit for my Explorer. This is supposed to fix your steering geometry with the lift and reduce bump steer. I bought the steering kit at the same time as my lift thinking it was a good idea to do all the upgrades at the same time.
Last spring the Superlift steering broke due to extremely poor welds on a mounting bracket. There was probably less than 1 mm penetration. Thank god it broke at 0.05 mph on a trail and not on the freeway.
On top of the weld breaking, the tie rod ends were worn and the components are not serviceable or if they are you can't find out from Superlift what to use to service it. They want you to buy new parts but the steering is only sold as a complete kit.
I replaced the SuperRunner steering with the factory steering. Lo and behold there was no bump steer. Seems that the reason I had bought the SuperRunner steering in the first place was no reason at all. Bottom line stay away from the Superlift SuperRunner steering, it is a waste of money.
The outer tie rod ends are replacable but the rest isn't. As far as grease nipples yes they are there but some of them are in a position that makes it impossible to replace and prone to breakage. Also the urethane bushings in the idler arm wear out and as far as I could find out they are not available separately. I will try and take some pictures tomorrow.4x4junkie said:
I have a Super Steering kit also and can say its a great idea poorly executed.
I was suspicious of the bracket you mentioned (and Superlift in general) and welded some reinforcement to it and the idler arm.
With the 15" (with future plans to possibly go 20" on a new project toy) flex on the TTB the short driverside tierod pulls the tire toe-in more than I like. The steering kit helps a lot with this.
Its not needed on a standard 4" lift, though.
When you say not servicable, they arent replaceable/greaseable?
Maybe they changed the design? Mine had replacable outer TREs, the inner ones are links not much different than a stock driverside tierod is (but longer). I think these are taken from a stock app somewhere (the challenge I think will be finding which one, though). All have zerks for a grease gun.
What vehicles is the steering stuff robbed from?Hobe said:For the EB's it would have to be P/S, I just finished this upgrade myself. There are a number of options available but some of the cheapest options are the Toyota and Nissan swap.
I used the Nissan swap and found it to be an easy swap for my situation. So far with limited testing I would have to give it a thumbs up.