Part No:- GL1122, Track Rod Guard, Defender, Discovery 1, Range Rover Classic
Manufacturer:- Gwyn Lewis 4×4 Designed and Built, not a cheap import.
Fits:- All Defenders / Disco 1 / RRc (will now fit with an Anti-Roll Bar)
Ultimate Steering Protection.
This guard will protect your rear steering bar (track rod bar), the one behind the front axle, a must have if you go over tree stumps or large rocks that will catch the track rod bar. These guards are money well spent; you will not be disappointed. No need to worry about your track rod bar again.
These Track Rod Guards bolt onto your front axle using the existing bolts and mounting points on the axle, with the earlier front axle that does not have the anti roll bar brackets fitted to the axle, 2 mounting plates are provided to attach to the front trailing arm mounting bolts to make the guard more secure.
**NOTE** For Discovery 1 and Range Rover Classic you will need to relocate your Steering Damper from the Rear Track Rod onto the Front Drag Link the same as it is on a Defender. This is a much better location for the Damper as on the Rear Track Rod it is easily caught and damaged when off road. Please see HERE for our Kit to fit a Discovery/RRC Pin/Pin Damper or HERE for our kit to fit a Defender Eye/Pin Damper.
This guard can be fitted if you have a QT diff guard, you will need to cut the back off the QT diff guard, drill 2 holes in the guard and then bolt it onto our track rod guard, there is a bracket welded to our track rod guard ready for the QT diff guard.
Most heavy-duty track rod bars, including our SUMOBARS, can fit within these guards to provide the ultimate steering protection for the rear track rod bar. The rear track rod bar is the first component to bend when you go off-roading, and even a heavy-duty steering bar can be bent without one of these guards fitted. Additionally, it features a skid plate on the front part that helps lift over rocks and tree stumps.
There is also no need to remove the track rod ends to fit or remove the track rod bar from inside the guard as there should be ample room inside.
To remove the track rod bar out of the guard, undo the R/H track rod end and loosen it from the hub, turn to steer full lock to the right and lift out the track rod end, afterwords do the same to the L/H side turn steering full lock to the left and lift track rod end out, now the track rod arm and track rod ends should pull out through the guard, the same applies for fitting
The guard is galvanized for corrosion resistance.