This upgraded steering package from BD is a favorite of ours. Unlike straight centerlinks, BD's centerlink maintains factory geometry. Maintaining factory geometry means your steering radius stays the same, and your tie rods remain parallel with the ground.
BD's forged I-Beam Centerlink is 30% stronger than OEM which reduces flex in the steering system and creates a strong base for the tie rods to be attached to.
The tie rods are 1.5x thicker than OEM for reduced flex and have larger inner ball joints for reduced wear. Testing has shown the BD tie rods can take over double the amount of force than what OEM rods can handle. Greaseable ball joints come with sintered bearings and allow for better load holding and increased life.
Longer, high-strength through bolt designed sway bar end links are included to accommodate larger tie rods and leveling kits. Polyurethane bushings have OEM style shaping for articulation and durability.
The entire kit retains factory geometry for accurate steering and will allow for any OEM replacement parts to drop-in without any geometry sacrifice or modification required. Other upgrade kit designs change the geometry of the steering which can sacrifice safety and drivability for straight line strength while pulling or racing. This can also create a dangerous "bump steer" where the vehicle becomes uncontrollable on uneven roads. By not altering the steering geometry, the BD upgrade kit saves you from this problem.
The total package is an economic upgrade for worn out steering and will increase the durability, longevity and dependability of your truck while saving money by preventing catastrophic repairs.
Forged I-Beam Centerlink 30% stronger than OEM for less deflection
Tie rods 1.5x larger than OEM
Larger Greaseable Ball Joints for long service life
Sway bar end links 1-inch longer than factory to accommodate leveling kits
Durable polyurethane sway bar end link bushings shaped for articulation and durability
Forged Centerlink retains factory geometry for accurate steering
Compatible with OEM components
Total package offers economic upgrade for worn out steering