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Old 10-01-2010, 06:45 AM
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Low priced steering U-joints from Ebay?

On Ebay they sell some rather low priced stainless steel steering u-joints like this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/STAIN...item588a0891f9

The price is NOT the main issue, but the fact that they are claimed to have a maximum 38 degree operational angle. That is 8 degrees more than the common ones and exactly what I need.

Any of you tried one of these? It looks like an Unisteer, but they guarantee only up to 30 degrees on theirs.

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Have you looked at Borgeson? They seem to be the "standard" of the industry here in the US and will go to 35* http://www.borgeson.com/xcart/home.php?cat=2

I really don't like 'no-name' parts on something as important to health as steering.

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Old 10-01-2010, 07:56 AM
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I've seen on the Borgeson U-joints, and do consider them. But they are big and bulky (I have limited space as well).

Why can't any of the known brands simply make u-joints like the original GM ones? My column is from a '90 Chevy Astro and I'm using the GM joint that attach to the column. The GM joint is much thinner and have a great operation angle compared to the Borgeson that I have.
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Unisteer makes Ujoints just like the one you show on ebay and they are a name brand. They work very well and will go at a much tighter angle than the Borgenson. Unisteer is available at most rod parts suppliers. I would send a question to the ebay seller asking if those are Unisteer?

Just to mention it though, the Unisteers are even bigger and bulkier than the Borgensons.
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I have 3 Borgeson u-joints on this car with well less then a cm from the exhaust and motor mount:
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Thanks for your answers guys!
As always very valuable for for me, as there are no hot rod buiders in my area. And very few in my country, too...
My setup will to be similar to the one on irelands childs photo.

I found and bought a brand new unisteer SS u-joint for 55$ from Ebay.
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