Steering Shaft Help

Old 06-24-2011, 06:35 PM
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Can you use 3 u-joints in a steering shaft? This is a street car. The shaft will not clear the header unless I add another u-joint. Thanks
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:54 AM
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You can use as many as you can afford. Just be sure to use the bearing type and not the cheep pinned ones. The way you can tell is the cost on the good ones are about $75.00 each, Flaming river makes the ones I use. I use two 1/8" hardened roll pins on each end of the U joint to connect them to the 3/4" chrome molly tube.
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by TopspeedLowet
You can use as many as you can afford. Just be sure to use the bearing type and not the cheep pinned ones. The way you can tell is the cost on the good ones are about $75.00 each, Flaming river makes the ones I use. I use two 1/8" hardened roll pins on each end of the U joint to connect them to the 3/4" chrome molly tube.
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yep--using junk parts in the steering can have bad affects ops: :wink:
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by lively
Originally Posted by TopspeedLowet
You can use as many as you can afford. Just be sure to use the bearing type and not the cheep pinned ones. The way you can tell is the cost on the good ones are about $75.00 each, Flaming river makes the ones I use. I use two 1/8" hardened roll pins on each end of the U joint to connect them to the 3/4" chrome molly tube.
Bruce
yep--using junk parts in the steering can have bad affects ops: :wink:
yep... here's a good example........ lmao

http://autoholics.com/2011/06/21/Dra...e-Strip-544241
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:20 PM
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Thanks, now this is another thing to remember also if your using more than 2 u-joints you might need a sterring stablizer... This will keep the shaft from the wobble... this will be installed next Thanks again
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:17 PM
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Use as many joints as needed.The more joints,and the more angle,the more steering resistance you will end up with.Just make sure each section of shaft between any two joints has its own support.NO FLOATING JOINTS!!!!
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:05 AM
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One word WOW!
Originally Posted by fast75vega
Originally Posted by lively
Originally Posted by TopspeedLowet
You can use as many as you can afford. Just be sure to use the bearing type and not the cheep pinned ones. The way you can tell is the cost on the good ones are about $75.00 each, Flaming river makes the ones I use. I use two 1/8" hardened roll pins on each end of the U joint to connect them to the 3/4" chrome molly tube.
Bruce
yep--using junk parts in the steering can have bad affects ops: :wink:
yep... here's a good example........ lmao

http://autoholics.com/2011/06/21/Dra...e-Strip-544241
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