These steering bars are our STAINLESS STEEL ones. (SUMO-SS) they are 30mm solid 303 Stainless Steel bar, these bars are. The strongest bar in the sumobars range.
As stainless offers a much greater strength, it is 1.5 times stronger than steel, these bars can be used from on road to extreme off road use. When fitting the SUMO LOCK NUTS onto the track rod ends use plenty of grease on the threads, this will prevent the nuts seizing onto the track rod ends, (cold welding) or (Galling) this is common with stainless steel fixings, but use plenty of grease will prevent the problem from happening, we use the MORRIS K48 grease. Fits:- Defender 90/110/130 Right Hand & Left Hand Drive.
The Kit includes :- 1 x SUMO-SS-1135 Heavy Duty track rod bar (rear bar). & 2 Full Lock Nuts left & right hand thread.2 x Heavy Duty GREASEABLE Track Rod Ends (R/H & L/H Thread). They will also fit early. On Discovery & RRc you will need a Steering Damper relocation kit to fit the damper, we recommend fitting the steering damper on the front drag link bar out of harms way. If you want to fit a Defender style EYE/PIN steering damper. Track Rod Ends supplied with our SUMOBARS (Steering Bars). HEAVIEST DUTY TRACK ROD ENDS. To fit a Land Rover that i can find, they are fully greaseable, the thread on the taper end is 1/2 inch UNF, most others are 12mm, the undercut on the end of the thread nearest the taper is 12mm, most others are 9.5mm, they also come with a nylock nut on this end, on the end of the main thread nearest the ball joint the thread does not go to the end, this gives more strength to the main body, inside the joint there is also a larger than standard nylon socket to cup the ball, this will help withstand impacts off road and reduce wear in the joint, (see picture above). Rough measurement of the Track Rod bar length before fitting is centre of track rod end to centre of track rod end is 123cm. Rough measurement of the Drag Link bar length before fitting is centre of track rod end to centre of ball joint is 92.5cm. SUMOBARS are the original Heavy Duty Steering Bars and arguably still the best , they are used all around the world from on road, off road, comp safari to extreme off road. We now manufacture 2 types of steering bars. SUMO-HD---- These are made from 30mm solid EN8 engineering grade CARBON STEEL BAR , designed to be used by all, on & off road.
SUMO-SS---- These are made from 30mm solid 303 STAINLESS STEEL BAR , these bars are the strongest bar in the sumobars range as stainless offers a much greater strength, it is 1.5 times stronger than steel, these bars can be used from on road to extreme off road use, they are also supplied with stainless steel locking nuts. All the sumobars are supplied with locking nuts.Are full nuts (not like the cheaper copies which come with half nuts), this is for strength and security with less chance of rounding the nut whilst tightening them, the steel nuts are 24mm and the stainless steel nuts are 27mm, both ends of the sumobars have machined flats for ease of tightening the lock nuts to the bar and the. Is easily identified with a grove machined around the bar and the lock nut. Please remember all SUMOBARS are made from engineering grade steel, not to be confused with cheaper copy bars made from a low grade of mild steel.
All threads on the bars are double checked and are greased with. Corrosion-protecting aluminium-copper paste, this will stop the track rod ends seizing in the bars at a later date. We can also supply the SUMOBARS separately, please contact me on the contact details above so we understand what you need. A Drag Link Bar is the bar from the steering box to the opposite wheel, (short bar in front of the front axle).A Track Rod Bar joins the 2 wheels together, (long bar behind the front axle). SUMOBARS Fitment Guide for SUMO-HD & SUMO-SS. Drag Link (Front steering bar). Requires one Right Hand Track Rod End. Drag Link (Front steering bar) Sumo 830 (when using a Discovery 1 Straight Drop Arm with our Drop Arm Conversion Kit) Requires one Right Hand and one Left Hand Track Rod End.
Track Rod (Rear steering bar). Requires one Right Hand and one Left Hand Track Rod End. Drag Link up to 1993 (Front steering bar).
Drag Link from 1994 (Front steering bar). Note Sumobars for Discovery 2 use the same Track Rod Ends as Defender.
And one Left Hand Track Rod End. Note Sumobars for Range Rover P38 use the same Track Rod Ends as Defender. Note Sumobars for Series use the same Track Rod Ends as Defender. Carriage Price for UK mainland only. For the carrier when ordering them, it may.