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Unread 04-10-2014, 06:51 PM   #1
Spieg8
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Looking for a new steering shaft

Anyone have experience with Crown HD steering shaft?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A3CM4NUYDVGV5D

My old shaft is pretty worn out and I'm looking for a better than stock replacement, but don't want to fork over the big bux for Borgeson. I know that Crown parts are not known for quality, but this looks like it may be good enough for my purposes (if it fits correctly).

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Unread 04-10-2014, 07:37 PM   #2
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Well I can say that mine lasted about 6 months. I did the bearings (up by firewall) also & the whole thing rattles as if it has been in there years. Now have Borgeson ready to install & the visible difference is remarkable. Heavier materials & machined quality. I wish I had spent the money up front & not gone through replacing these parts twice in one year.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 05:00 AM   #3
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I was in at a local steering and suspension shop getting a seal for the steering box and they mentioned to me that the will rebuild my shaft with greasable heavy duty u-joints. If mine went bad, I would likely go that route.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 05:34 AM   #4
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Don't waste your $$ on a stock-type replacement, get the Borgeson.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 06:21 AM   #5
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Building a steering shaft isn't rocket surgery. Go to Speedway.com and look in their racing section. You can get heavy duty double D sections and heavy duty u joints for a fraction of the Borgeson.
Even if you have to pay somebody to weld it up your still way ahead.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 10:05 AM   #6
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I replaced my shaft with that one about 3 months ago due to knuckle wear on the original creating play in my steering. The shaft went in fine but I ended up using the original cinch collar as it fit better then theirs. It hasnt given me any cause for concern and seems to handle my power steering and 33x12.5 tires with not issues, and If I recall, the other option being discussed requires a mod to work and I didnt want to mess with that.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 08:19 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Knucklehead View Post
Don't waste your $$ on a stock-type replacement, get the Borgeson.
X2...http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/da...l#post14584273

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Unread 04-12-2014, 06:50 PM   #8
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Hmm.. I'll be finding out in a couple weeks. I just ordered one along with my lift parts. Gotta be better than what is in there now, and as long as I can find u-joints, I can replace those...
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