OMI Products Greaseable Steering Stem Mount VS Stock!

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  1. 79 bronco

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    mmmmm billet :)

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    I know joe, That Boss billet adds some nice Bling! It was hard decision between the OMI with a grease fitting, and the Boss with bling! :)
     
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    I like it grease is good
     
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    I would buy one if they made it with oil-lite bushings ,you wouldn't need any grease !
     
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    i've seen Bronco attack the biggest mudholes around here,
    (he thinks it 4wd, but we haven't told him the truth yet)
    if anyones steering bushing is subjected to mud/water, and needs regreased often, it is his :)
     
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    After stripping my quad to get it powered I found out the OMI bushing had a problem. I had installed it with grease on the o-rings and o-ring grooves and grease all on the inside of it.

    But the ends have started popping out so did some measuring. Found out that the 0-ring slot is 3mm wide and the o-ring is 3.5mm wide.

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    The lip / edge is only 1.6mm thick so bends easy. I dont no way they didnt make it 3 times as thick as there is lots of room.
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    Don't think I want to use it now. Was thinking about removing the lip that is bending out and making a new aluminum plate that goes of the outside held on with 2 little bolts threaded into the bushing. wound need to make 4 of the one of each side of both bushings.

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    That ballet one is another option I'm looking at.

    79 Bronco you might want to check you one. Let me know how it looks. :)
     
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    Wow! I can see how the lip, edge is bent in pic.
    How well did the o-rings fit in the o-ring grooves before you installed it?

    The o-rings fit in mine very nice. you can see that in my pics.
    I will take a look at mine to see if it looks like the lip edge is bent. :confused:
     
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    O-rings fitted tight in grooves and I would say when the 2 bolts got done up it would have made it a even more tight fit and pressed the edge out.
     
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    How you go 79 bronco? I contacted OMI protucts about my one and attached photos to see if they had any ideas about it. Got a reply and they sending me another one. :eek: Now that is a perfect service.

    I even order one of the billet ones. Will make a thread about it when I have it

    Random question day. will the stock seals fit in the OMI unit?

    Just looked at your photos close up. Looks like your one maybe pushing up?
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    I took a look at the top, and it looked fine. Can not see underneath very well. When i get some free time i will take it off, and give a good look.
     
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    Got my aluminum parts today to modify the OMI clamp.
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    Cut the lip off.
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    Nice fit. Also the o-rings fit a lot better now that I made the slot 3.5mm wide.
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    Just need to get some screws or bolts now.

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    Download PDF: HERE
    Download DXF: HERE
     
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    Finished.
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    Took mine off and it looked fine, but the grease was all pasty, and my steering stem looked like it had a lot of wear under the mount!

    Im thinking i went a little crazy with the paint. Then the paint rubbed off mixing in with the grease making the grease pasty.

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    Interesting exhaust mount.
     
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    Unique pipe takes a unique mount. ;)
     
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    Speaking of, what pipe is that!? Guessing home made????
     
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    Thats the Xcalibur pipe! Its a stainless steel big bore stroker pipe! Some people call it the BeeHive pipe, Shawn named it the armadillo pipe. lol


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