Photo 3/12 | heavy Duty Steering idler Arm Support | Here is the new SuperSteer idler arm support assembly (SS175) next to the stock unit. The new SuperSteer unit is obviously much more robust, using roller bearings and a steel shaft that spans the length of the assembly's housing. The stock version we pulled off the truck was completely worn out.
Photo 4/12 | heavy Duty Steering factory Idler Arm | The factory idler arm fits onto the new SuperSteer assembly without any modification. If your idler arm is worn even in the slightest, now is a good time to replace it. The one pulled off this truck was still fairly tight.
Photo 5/12 | heavy Duty Steering tighten Idler Arm | When tightening the idler arm on the assembly, make sure to tighten the nut 100 to 125 ft-lb.
Photo 6/12 | heavy Duty Steering install Support | The SuperSteer idler arm assembly bolts on the frame the same as the stock unit does. You'll have to get the idler arm on before you bolt the entire assembly in. SuperSteer includes new 9/16-inch Grade 8 bolts and locknuts to secure the unit to the frame.
Photo 7/12 | heavy Duty Steering support Assembly | Not only does the new SuperSteer idler arm support assembly last much longer than the factory unit, it also tightens up the steering, making the truck more pleasurable and safer to drive.
Photo 8/12 | heavy Duty Steering tie Rods | Take one look at the factory Chevy tie rod and the Blitzkrieg 1.5-inch 4130 tubing tie rod, and you can see why the latter should be put on every Chevy out there. We practically consider it a miracle if a lifted Chevy goes off-roading and doesn't break stock tie rods.
Photo 9/12 | heavy Duty Steering machined Clevis | Blitzkrieg includes machined inner clevises with adapter bolts that tie them to the factory Chevy centerlink. There is no need to do any drilling or reaming.
Photo 10/12 | heavy Duty Steering spindle Adapter | Blitzkrieg also includes a heat-treated 4140 spindle adapter pin that is specially tapered and bolts directly to your stock spindle. A 7/8-inch rod end is used at the spindle.
Photo 11/12 | heavy Duty Steering tie Rod End | A 3/4-inch rod end is used to attach the tie rods to the clevises.
Photo 12/12 | heavy Duty Steering tie Rods Installed | The new Blitzkrieg tie rods will do a much better job of holding the truck's 37-inch tires steady. Not only that, but the owner will no longer have to live in fear every time his truck hits the dirt. The Blitzkrieg tie rods are also completely rebuildable.