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OK, I've been reading up on replacement steering shafts for RC's and all I find is info for 79-93 trucks.

-What about Pre-79????? Is the stock steering shaft strong enough that it isn't an issue?

-What upgrades can be done to them?

-Also, who carries stock replacements? Napa, Autozone, and O'Reilly's web sites didn't show any. Are they rebuildable?
 

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The steering shafts do not need to be replaced because they are not strong enough it's because the coupler on the box end sucks and wears out quickly. Aftermarket kits replace it with a u joint setup.
 

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So why do the aftermarket kits say they are for 79 and up ramchargers? What is different about the pre-79 set up and what is available for them? thx
 

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I know that some of the 70s trucks used a reversed setup where the rag joint was on the steering box and the coupler was on the steering column as opposed to the 81-93 style that uses the coupler on the steering box and the rag joint on the steering column.
 

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I went to Flaming River (www.flamingriver.com); they have direct replacements for earlier Dodges also (pick-up and ramcharger).
 

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I checked out the page, they have 77-78 shafts but only for manual steering....nada for power steering or anything before 77. What's up with that?
 

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This is the way mine is set up, 76 RC. Other than that you can use a Borgeson shaft as I did. There is a "how to" that will walk you through it. With some exceptions every D-100 and RC from dates 72-79 is interchangeable with any other in terms of parts, including the shaft.

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I know that some of the 70s trucks used a reversed setup where the rag joint was on the steering box and the coupler was on the steering column as opposed to the 81-93 style that uses the coupler on the steering box and the rag joint on the steering column.
 

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thanks for the info everybody...weird that Borgeson wouldn't just say its product works for the earlier trucks...oh well.
 
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