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Unread 03-21-2011, 04:33 AM   #1
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Default Total Chaos spindle gussets (with use of swaybar)

Total Chaos came out with a gusset that retains the use of the swaybar.
The clearance is tight with 4.5 backspace, but I do clear. They recommend spacers with stock wheels. I believe they could be slightly modified to work with stock wheels.
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Total Chaos spindle gusset(with swaybar). How to.

Here are a few of the tools and equipment needed for doing this modification
Gussets
Spindle
Welder
Grinder
Goggles
Gloves
Various other tools as you go

You will want to go through a series of test fit sessions



The gusset kit comes with 2 of the top plate pieces of different thicknesses
You need to use the one that fits best. As you can see the one I have here is the thin one and it has way to big of a gap

This one is much closer

Here is the added gusset that reinforces the tie rod area

I originally used my 4.5 inch grinder to clean the surfaces but found my dremel useful to get all the curves and bumps. All areas that are welded need to be ground clean, for better penetration.

I didn’t have a bolt readily available to secure the top piece so I clamped it. To keep it center in the exsisting hole I used a allen wrench of that diameter . A little unconventional but it worked great


Installing the link, is mandatory, to make sure the hole lines up

After cleaning everything with carb cleaner, I tacked everything into place



I welded it in different areas, to keep the heat down. Eventually after some cleaning up, it looked like this





Then some black paint.



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Very cool, I just got the old version for my truck (still need to get it installed though and hopefully my spindles are bend already).

Will these work with stock UCAs?
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Nice, this is on my to-do list.
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Very cool, I just got the old version for my truck (still need to get it installed though and hopefully my spindles are bend already).

Will these work with stock UCAs?
You don't run swaybars?
You may want to ask Total Chaos about the fit without uca's but I think they will NOT work with stock uca's

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Nope, not run swaybars in ages. Not my DD, I think for the solid pieces that state no stock UCAs, wasn't sure about these.
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