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Body lift steering shaft spacer?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BorregoK5, Nov 27, 2001.

  1. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    I'm about to install a 3" body lift but the kit lacks a steering rod shim to make up for the difference (but it suggests the use of a steering rod u-joint?) I assume it replaces the nylon/rubber shim near the steering box. Does anyone know where to purchase or what the spline count on the shaft is?

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rbsauto.com>Rb's Serious Hardware(1 800 426 6607)</a> has them, I bought the one for my car from them. They carry both Flaming River and Borgeson brands. You would have to modify the streeing shaft cus the end with the 2 bolts that goes to the column would be of no use anymore. I think that <a target="_blank" href=http://www.summitracing.com>Summit</a> has the conversion kit, just buy and install no guess work. They list as only a 79 to 91 Chevy. it is $189.99 which is about right cus those little u-joints are $80 each.[​IMG]

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    I see the Flaming River 3/4 in. shaft to 3/4 in. ( also 36-spline shaft) steering joint for $68 bucks. Does this spline count sound right for a 79 k5 steering box? I assume I can machine the steering shaft to fit.

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    your shaft coming from the column is a 3/4" double d shaft, then goes into the collapsible piece that mounts to the rag joint. you would need a piece of that double d shaft and then get a 3/4" 36 spline on one end and a 3/4" double d shaft on the other. thast the same one my car called for.

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    Thanks for the help, I like this aproach better than drilling out the nylon pins and redrilling the shaft, king pin replacement.

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    Actually those pins don't go all the way through, and the easiest way to get them out is with a torch, just heat it up the plastic melts, and the shaft slides apart, worked for me, although i only have a 2" body lift. but if you got the time and money, i'd replace the whole damn thing with u joints, but if you wanna do it the quick and easy way, thats how you do it.

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