In 2010, Low Range Off-Road set out to make the absolute best steering kit for the Suzuki Samurai. After 3 years of development and testing, they made their version available to the public.
Why is it the best? If you've never heard of Ackermann steering geometry, it's what prevents tires from slipping while following the path of a turn. While the factory steering system accounts for this geometry, many (if not all) of the steering systems designed for the Samurai do not.
Why would this matter? When making a turn, the proper geometry causes the inside tire to turn slightly sharper than the outside tire so that your tires do not slip or drag. This prevents the excessive tire wear generally associated with sharp turning. This also provides superior traction off-road when fully locked up or in a high traction situation.
Low Range has leveraged Ackermann steering geometry in their design by utilizing the factory steering tie rod location. A taper reamer is included in the Full Kit and the Stage II Kit to ream out your factory arm to accommodate FJ80 Land Cruiser tie rod ends. FJ80 tie rod ends are like the 1-ton joints of the Suzuki and Toyota world and use a huge 23mm thread.
They couple the FJ80 tie rod ends with 1/4" thick DOM steel tubing. Almost all other Toyota and Suzuki steering kits use a thinner tube which is not nearly as strong as 1/4" wall.
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