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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by makovai, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    I'm ordering this exact unit except i want the vibration dampner on the top knuckle which is another $25. I'm gonna get my measurement tonight and order it tommorw. I would really like some feedback b4 i place the order. They don't give these away ;)
    Borgeson

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    It will be a killer combo with my new cross steer.

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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Do a search on the jeep shafts. That's what I have (and will be installing soon). Not quite as nice, but the same idea for $20.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Jim, call me about this
     
  4. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    X2 I got an XJ shaft at the pick n pull for $12 last week and I got one during their 1/2 off sale, so I got two for $18. Read the tech article on the XJ steering shaft install. http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169874
     
  5. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    I got a borgeson shaft. Super nice. Top notch quality. Just watch how you order it,if you decide to go with it.
    See this thread.
     
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    I was under the understanding that the Jeeps shafts didn't work with the 67-72 setup but I could be wrong.

    I recently added a Borgeson telescopic shaft (1" DD x 3/4" DD) to my 69 K20. I had previously added a Borgeson U-joint at the steering column.

    Here is a pic of the u-joint which is 3/4" x 30 spline and 1" DD to fit the power steering box I'm using which is from about a 1978 Chevy 4x4.

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    and a pic of it at the steering column - the steering column was not secured to the firewall when I took the picture so ignore the block of wood that has the column wedged in place. That U-joint is 3/4" x 36 spline and 3/4" DD.

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    The telescopic shaft ended up being about 11 1/2" long.
     
  7. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    Oops. I forgot about that. Well my brother has the borgeson shaft in his M-37. Its an AGR box and IDIDIT polished steering column

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  8. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    But i only have half a first gen because the cross steer required a steering box from a '73 and newer 2WD. So if the jeep end fits the steering wheel side i would be good to go. I'm gonna hold off until monday and go vist the wrecking yard this weekend.
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    that rig must have one helluva body lift. :eek1:
     
  10. makovai

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    thats what i thought at first......holy moly he must have a 12" body lift ;) then it dawned on me, it is missing the inner fender skirts
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I am running a flaming river setup. looks just like the picture in your first post. I peiced it together. My friend has a bunch of the shafts. I had to buy the joints. $75 a peice. it was worth it. no more slack from the rag joint. I have a stock column and 2wd box in an 83'. hope that helps.
     
  12. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    Nope No body lift. Only 4" suspension lift and 46"s:D

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    I just caught a little wood. That is beautiful. Post up some more pics, just for kicks... Or tell me where you have more of them posted.
     
  14. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    Here's a link for some more pics. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2377952 He's been working on it for the last seven years, but this year was a little slow cause he got a new house. Some quick specs,51 Dodge M-37 on early 80's suburban frame sortened and bobbed. 1-tons, big-block 650 hp,th400, NP205
     
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    so i missed in teh original post that it wasn't a 69-91 chev. ;)
     
  16. makovai

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    That thing is an animal.
     
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    The flaming river stuff is nice. I got a quote from them as well, but they dont offer a vibration dampner.
     
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    Damn, Damn, Damn :bow: :bow: :bow: !!!

    That beautiful beast looks as serious a 4X4 as you can get yet so clean and well done it deserves to be in yor living room next to the grande piano!

    TECH QUESTION:
    The vehicles' traction bar; Does it matter if the 'V' in the bar strattles the axle tube (like he has it set up) or can it be above the tube with the bottom-part of the 'V' mounted on the tubes' centerline?
     
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    A couple of questions regarding your rig pic:

    1) What's the measurement hub-to-hub on your front axle?
    2) What's the rim width and backspace measurements as well?

    That's an excellent reference pic BTW :D !
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    what exactly is the dampening unit it comes with? maybe I have a borgeson shaft, and flaming river joints. If it's a big coil spring wrapped around the shaft then it's not worth it. think about it, any movement your steering shaft is going to experience would be from frame to body flex. nothing is going to stop that or lessen the way that feels through the steering wheel.
     

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