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Old 01-10-2019, 10:35 AM   #1
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For those of you who have installed the Safe-T-Plus yourself on a Freightliner chassis, Where does the frame mounting bracket mount to and what the torque tightness? Thanks
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I was surprised how easy that thing is to install. I can't remember the exact number, but it is in the directions, just make sure you get the correct mounting kit.
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Oh and sorry, it mounts to the bottom of the shock mount bar on the right side.
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I am just going to totally spam this thread.

Anchor bracket 80-90 foot pounds.
U-bolts 25-35 foot pounds.
Tie rod bracket 80-90 foot pounds.
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Anchor bracket 80-90 foot pounds.
U-bolts 25-35 foot pounds.
Tie rod bracket 80-90 foot pounds.
Ah! Thank you. I installed one on my previous coach which was Ford F53 Chassis, and the anchor bracket required over 200 ft lbs. I had to remove the nuts from the leaf spring mounting bolts to install the anchor bracket. That was very difficult to do without an impact wrench, but I got it done. I was not looking forward to doing that again. How is the anchor bracket attached to the chassis frame? What is the torque for that?
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Oh and sorry, it mounts to the bottom of the shock mount bar on the right side.
Do you have to remove some bolts or nuts to do this? Is the torque way high, like 220 ft lbs?
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You are basically doing the same thing here. Taking out the bolts from the strut, dropping in longer ones, then bolting the plate to it. I was surprised how easily mine came off, but I am sure everyone's milage will vary on that.
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Did you need to jack up the coach to get access? Jacks up or down?
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It probably isn't safe or ideal, but I just put down the jacks.
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It probably isn't safe or ideal, but I just put down the jacks.

And you lived to tell us about it
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There is actually a large cavern there, as long as you have your bags filled you would be perfectly fine. I mean, don't test it, but it should be fine!
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There is actually a large cavern there, as long as you have your bags filled you would be perfectly fine. I mean, don't test it, but it should be fine!


Should be? Do you really want to take the chance ? A pair of 12 ton jack stands at Harbor Freight for less than a hundred bucks would be a prudent purchase.
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I finally got a chance to drive the coach with the safe-t-plus installed further than to the shop and back this past weekend and it is noticeably better handling. However, I think it needs a slight adjustment to make it perfect. It seems to have a slight drift to the right. I feel I need to keep just a little left pressure on the wheel to keep it tracking straight. I think I can make this adjustment myself, but I want to make sure I move the tie rod bracket the right direction. My thinking is that it needs to be moved in the same direction as the drift. So in my case I should nudge the bracket slightly to the right (passenger side). Is that correct?
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