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Mac 07-01-2010 10:02 PM

Borgeson steering shaft
 
Hey everone,
I'm hoping to replace my steering shaft this weekend. I bought the Borgeson replacement but the instructions say I have to file new "flats" for the set-screws onto the splined shafts (both gearbox and steering). Anyone ever do this on a '99? Think I can use a dremel for this? The photo from the instructions make it look like more than a simple bastard file can handle.

http://dodgeram.info/tech/mods/borgeson/index.html

Any help woould be appreciated. :smileup:
-Mac

Mac 07-05-2010 07:51 PM

Okay, new Borgeson shaft is now installed! It got rid of the clunk I was hearing/feeling and tightened up the steering a tad.
On my '99 1500 4x4 I did't have to file any flats and it turned out I have the "DD" shaft on the wheel end. The instructions said I would have to drill a dimple into the DD shaft but the dimple was already there. The gearbox splined shaft had a sort of recess around the entire shaft that accepted the set-screw nicely. I didn't use any locktite as the instructions call for retightening all set-screws and locknuts after 100 miles. Doing both didn't make sense to me so I'll use the locktight after I retighten.
The entire job took about 1.5 hours but there was a lot of reaching around the brake booster. Boy howdy, those original shaft bolts were on there tight. I had to use a breaker bar to remove them.

RamTech 07-05-2010 07:55 PM

Good deal. Hope you got pics - the hounds will be after you now!

Toms Blue Ram 1500 07-05-2010 08:08 PM

Great to hear you got it fixed . BUT , did you get any pics ?

Mac 07-05-2010 09:33 PM

Lol, I should have known. How was I supposed to get pictures of something I couldn't see. The steering box, sure. But the steering spline I had to do by feel alone. I'll get some pics ASAP.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 07-05-2010 09:43 PM

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You better . You should know that you can't take a poo around here without taking pics .

Mac 07-05-2010 10:13 PM

Umm well I didn't get any pics of that either :Wow1: These are just pics of it after assembled.


http://www.ramforumz.com/PHOTOPOST/data/2/Img_0146.jpg
Steering box joint


http://www.ramforumz.com/PHOTOPOST/data/2/Img_0148.jpg
Wheel end

http://www.ramforumz.com/PHOTOPOST/data/2/Img_0149.jpg
Boot on the telescoping joint (yellow stripe is just sunlight)

I'm not up for taking it apart for more pics :doh: but if anyone has questions I would do my best to answer.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 07-06-2010 01:33 AM

Looks like a nice quality part . Thanks for the pics . Rep for ya .

Mac 07-06-2010 03:49 PM

Thanks, I appreciate that. What's rep? :4-dontknow:

Here's the old shaft after removal. It had some play in the telescoping joint but the u-joints were nice and tight.

http://www.ramforumz.com/PHOTOPOST/data/2/Img_0151.jpg

City Slicker 07-06-2010 03:50 PM

Here's what "rep" is:

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=2689


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