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Anybody using aftermarket steering shaft?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigk, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. bigk

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    I've seen articles on the Borgeson and Flaming River shafts and they make great claims about regaining more feel and control. Can anyone share any personal experiences? If I add a body lift, it seems one of these shafts might be a good idea. I'm only running 33x12.50's now and I'd have to have 18 beers to wander side to side as much as my Blazer.

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  2. Burt4x4

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    The steering shaft is a must for the body lift to be done right. Otherwise if you don't get a longer shaft then the stock one has to be streached and I shur would hate to loose my steering flying down the Hwy!
    I got the Borgsen one fer like 170. I doubt it will cure your wondering but it is sure to take any slop out that your rag joint may be alowing. If your steering wheel rocks bak in forth with out turning the tires you can adjust that by screwing in that alen set screw on the top of the box. Becarful not to turn it in too much, if you get it too tight your box will over heat. Other than that if your rig is that slopy you may have ball joint issues too......

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    Hey Steve,

    Where did you get your Borgsen from? I heard people saying they were like $250.00 [​IMG] so $170.00 sounds like a deal. Thanks.

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    I think Summit carries them in their catalog.

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  5. Burt4x4

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    I got the part#s for the Dshaft and two Ujoint/spline coupler by talking directly to Borgsen. I took thoes #s to a local 4x shop in Modesto and asked him to order them for me(Borgsen dosn't sell direct[​IMG]) he did. The total was like 184 with tax and shipping.
    Not sure if my 72 has different splinecount and size but if you like I have the recipt with the part #'s on it, I can get um for ya? Might be better for you to call and get the #s for your rig....
    Oh and I did try FlamingRiver at the time but they were not helpful at all on the phone and besides there parts were more $$$.
    also if I remeber corectlythe Falimng river shaft is polished and Boregsen shafts are not polished and will turn rust color if not painted, ask me now I know[​IMG]


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