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#2425057 - 12/28/17 06:04 PM B-Body Stock steering coupler questions
OLD318 Offline
super stock

Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 909
The stock b body power steering couple allows for some fore-and-aft (in and out) play when the car goes over bumps etc...

If I'm reading this right, the Borgeson website lists a u-joint coupler to use when replacing the stock power steering gearbox with a borgeson box.

Does the u-joint replace the stock coupler?

How does the u-joint coupler allow for fore-and-aft play
I can see how it works when the shaft angle is not straight
in alignment with the steering gear. Does it also allow for
fore-and-aft???

Steering gear gurus's please chime in!!
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#2425124 - 12/28/17 08:08 PM Re: B-Body Stock steering coupler questions [Re: OLD318]
Ply72rr Offline
mopar

Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 494
Loc: DE
I would use this instead of the Borgeson U-joint.

http://bergmanautocraft.com/proddetail.php?prod=5-0010

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#2425199 - 12/28/17 10:16 PM Re: B-Body Stock steering coupler questions [Re: OLD318]
dangina Offline
pro stock

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 1416
Loc: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
I would also buy this as I hate the stock metal clip

http://bergmanautocraft.com/proddetail.php?prod=5-0009

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#2456431 - 02/23/18 09:31 PM Re: B-Body Stock steering coupler questions [Re: dangina]
OLD318 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 909
bump...does anyone have any experience using the borgeson u-joint in lieu of the bergman steering coupler?

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#2478483 - 04/06/18 06:21 PM Re: B-Body Stock steering coupler questions [Re: OLD318]
OLD318 Offline
super stock

Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 909
I posted this question on the Borgeson website under mopar products... as you might have guessed I got the same nothing for an answer that I got here.... oh well.... thanks for the ad

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#2479197 - 04/07/18 11:24 PM Re: B-Body Stock steering coupler questions [Re: OLD318]
Rick_Ehrenberg Offline
top fuel

Registered: 09/22/03
Posts: 1680
Loc: Marlboro, NY, USA
It will trash either the breakaway pin in the column (67-up) or the upper bearing at the top of the column as the car flexes. Which it WILL.

The pot coupling was there for a reason. Lose it at your peril.

Rick

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#2480201 - 04/09/18 08:11 PM Re: B-Body Stock steering coupler questions [Re: OLD318]
MoJoe Offline
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Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 296
Loc: nj
dangina have you used this coupling? Is the spring clip needed with this set up as well?

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#2481173 - 04/11/18 02:56 PM Re: B-Body Stock steering coupler questions [Re: Rick_Ehrenberg]
OLD318 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 909
Rick,

I didn't say I was going to use the Borgeson u-joint, I was asking if it is acceptable to use it given the stock steering couplers design which allows for "in/out" play.

Why does Borgeson advertise and sell this on their website as a mopar "solution" if it doesn't work?

Also, for example How is a 2003 Ford F-150 able to use a u-joint
and not a pot coupler?

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#2481257 - 04/11/18 06:41 PM Re: B-Body Stock steering coupler questions [Re: OLD318]
GoodysGotaCuda Offline
5.7L Hemi, 6spd

Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 24182
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By OLD318

Also, for example How is a 2003 Ford F-150 able to use a u-joint
and not a pot coupler?



Typically newer cars have a slip yoke style steering column. My experience has been that it is primarily that way so that it can be assembled easier in the plant.

That said, I have a borgeson ujoint.
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#2481808 - 04/12/18 06:08 PM Re: B-Body Stock steering coupler questions [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
OLD318 Offline
super stock

Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 909
What are you running it on? A-body, B-Body, E-body...?
have you had any issues going over speed bumps etc?

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