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Borgeson Steering Shaft

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I was actually suprised to not see this already posted.

I decided on the borgeson steering shaft because I had heard many good things about them form many of the members of this site. I am not the slightest bit disapointed. the steering became nice and firm, there is no slop.

I highly recommend one, the install is nice and easy, just soak the push pin overnight.

the borgeson shaft is available at either:

do a search for part # brg-940

really made a very positive difference on my RC

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sloppy_steering said:
The Borgeson just saved the life of some soccer mom and her minivan yesterday. I was cruisin about 45 mph down a pretty busy road when a white minivan goin the opposite way decides to make a left about 10 yards in front of me. I cut the wheel hard right and made it around the mini van but was then headin toward the Welcome to Raritan sign on the right side of the road. Cut it hard to the left and kicked the rear end around into the snow just missing the signs and slidding the whole way. Made a quick correction back to the pavement and on I went. Don't think I droped below 35 mph during the entire mess. I couldn't have done that without the quick and light response of the borgeson.
How do you determine it is the shaft? Just bought my first RC (87)and the steering is terrible. Front end seems to be in excellant condition. This thing will hold a sweeping turn at highway speeds with no hands. Could be helpful at times but not very often. If I need the shaft, how long does it take to R&R with reasonable ability? Thanks
Pat88ramcharger said:
If you are just doing the shaft, then the R&R should only take about 1/2 a day.

Check out this how to:

Thanks for the reply. Does Borgenson sell the rag joint also or is that a dealer item?
Also, what is the web site for Summit?
Thanks for the help
Pat88ramcharger said:
borg does sell a rag joint

Thanks, I ordered both this morning.
RCC_SaMiaM said:
2wd and 4wd have different mounting locations for the gear box. The gear box is the same between the two, just mounted in different postitions.

When you do a crossover steering conversion, you move the gear box to the 2wd position, which is higher on the frame which make the shaft shorter.

I had a borgeson on an 80 trialduster. Put it on an 88 RC, but it was too long, so I cut it down. Went to put it on my 84 RC, but it was too short. I did the crossover steering conversion on the 84, and now the shaft fits perfect.

So I am not sure if the later model RC's came with the box already mounted in the 2x position or not, but it seems to be that way, since my 88 needed a short shaft that works exaclty the same when the box is mounted in the 2x position on my 84.

Best thing to do is give them your measurements from box to rag joint, or just measure your existing steering shaft end to end.
Wish the one I received today was telescoping. Its about 3 inches to short. It has the right part # on it.
The dissasembly was a piece of cake. Took it apart this afternoon and about the time I was done with removal the UPS truck pulled up. What timing! Too bad it won't fit.
Well, just call me stupid. I called Borgenson this morning and the guy nicely informed me that the unit was telescoping. Darned if it wasn't. 6 inches or so. The part went on flawlessly with instructions provided here on this site. Thanks to all who took the time to respond.
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