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Old 12-15-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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Question U-joint for steering shaft coupling?69 K20

My body lift is pretty tall & im a little concerned about the stress on the coupling. Does anyone make a u-joint to replace it? I'm open to any suggestions.
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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Re: U-joint for steering shaft coupling?69 K20

I would check out Borgeson:

http://www.borgeson.com/
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Old 12-16-2005, 12:02 AM   #3
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Re: U-joint for steering shaft coupling?69 K20

Thats wshere I got mine for my 67. Ditch the rag and use two u-joints, problem solved.

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Old 12-16-2005, 12:50 AM   #4
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Re: U-joint for steering shaft coupling?69 K20

You guys wouldnt happen to have a part # would you?
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:03 AM   #5
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Re: U-joint for steering shaft coupling?69 K20

another choice that has them --expensive little dudes

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/error/....com/index.asp
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Old 12-16-2005, 10:39 AM   #6
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Re: U-joint for steering shaft coupling?69 K20

I'm using one from Borgeson - here is a link with info for you.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=101550
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Old 12-16-2005, 01:41 PM   #7
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Re: U-joint for steering shaft coupling?69 K20

Mine came out a Chrysler minivan and it is welded in. I had two at one time but was having trouble with it binding. We took one of them out and have had no problems since.
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Old 12-17-2005, 04:05 PM   #8
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Re: U-joint for steering shaft coupling?69 K20

I used one from a Chevy Astro minivan on my S-10. I have another one I'm gonna use for my 72 someday.

You have to lengthen the shaft but it has real u-joints and the splines should line up.
I think Chevy had two different spline sizes though?

Pic of iton the S10;

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Old 12-29-2005, 04:15 PM   #9
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Re: U-joint for steering shaft coupling?69 K20

Little toyota pick-ups have then also with u-joints on both sides..
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If you go Borgeson, FlamingRiver, etc., get a vibration reducer joint so the road-induced vibrations don't reach the steering wheel. The rag joint is imprecise, but it does a good job absorbing vibrations– unlike straight yokes/joints. And be sure to install any set screws with locktite so you don't lose attachment while on the road.

The Borgeson site should have a section for measuring your set up for the length you need. Know your male shaft diameters & spline counts and be sure you are thru with body lift changes or cab support changes so the length is right till the next major change.
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:55 PM   #11
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Re: U-joint for steering shaft coupling?69 K20

the "small" Jeep Cherokees (XJ) have ujoint steering shafts too.
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