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Old 02-10-2011, 12:45 AM
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Unisteer S/S u-joints

I did a search and read some replys on these parts, they seem like they are pretty nice but I can't find out if they are forged or investment cast. Also, depending on who's selling them some say the Unisteer pinch bolt type is best and the Borgeson dealers say the set screw type is best. Anyone have any REAL experience or failures with either?

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I did a search and read some replys on these parts, they seem like they are pretty nice but I can't find out if they are forged or investment cast. Also, depending on who's selling them some say the Unisteer pinch bolt type is best and the Borgeson dealers say the set screw type is best. Anyone have any REAL experience or failures with either?
Dave --- Just my 2 cents, but I've always used the set screw type, more of a positive lock with a drill set for the bolt to bite.
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Same here the screw in type is the one I prefer, just seems like a better design.

The unisteer will accept the screw in type without modification if that is the concern. No drilling for the set screw, it has enough room on the spline that the U joint will slip down and allow the set screw to use the grove.

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I prefer the steering u-joints from Borgeson and Flaming River both of which use the set screw. Quality steering U-joints are expensive and this is one area where you get what you pay for, kinda like brakes.

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Ok, thanks guys....Don, I thought you used the u joints from Sweet? Another question, do any of you use a vibration damper/u-joint at the column? This is going to be connected to an Omni r&p 3/4 DD x9/16X26. My understanding that a manual r&p didn't really need one, only if you were using a power rack. Never had one so dunno.
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Dave, I use both Sweet and Borgenson(dealer for both)
as to vib dampner.
Never used 1 on a R&P
Don't need it !
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