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Steering shafts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by crwln73, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. crwln73

    crwln73 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone ever used this shaft?

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    My problem is I tore a rag joint last weekend at the Hammers.Im thinking of fabin up one similar to this,but without the rag joint.I want to use a small u-joint instead.Like the one that is on the other end.Will this work or do you need a rag joint for a specific reason? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Try Borgeson or Flaming River. Both companies can build the shaft you want. Sorry, I don't have links.
     
  3. zakk

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    you need a rag joint so you can break it Ken! don't like steering with an abandoned radio antenne?
     
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    I guess Jeeps are good for somethin /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. crwln73

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    you need a rag joint so you can break it Ken! don't like steering with an abandoned radio antenne?

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    I should of kept that antenne for a souvenir.
     
  6. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    i have one of those shafts in my rig, borgeson. proven design, works well. the u-joint in the borgeson is really nice, quite a bit nicer than the stock setup. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif installation is incredibly simple, even for a novice. I had never taken one off or put one on before and even i knocked it out in no time. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif good mod, especially if your stock stuff is getting shady...

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  7. Bob Hope

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    the rag joints are usually added for 1 or more of the following

    1. cheaper than a u-joint
    2. noise reduction (pump or gear noise up the column)
    3. ride and handling (so you won't feel every little bump)

    some vehicles don't have the rag joint in the intermediate shaft.
     
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    The new silverados use ujoints at both ends. You might be able to get one and modify it to fit your truck. Or I have also seen them on big trucks.
     

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