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    Originally posted by POSblazer
    There isn't an absorber in the Jeep shafts.
    I installed a steering shaft from a 1994 cherokee (not grand cherokee) in my 1988 4x4 blazer. It has an absorber on it. It looks just like the one in the middle in your pic.

    Were the shaft meets the upper joint is filled with solid molded rubber.

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    Originally posted by syclonekid43
    cool. i have my old on here. i should take it apart and join it like you did. maybe over the weekend ill get it back in the syclone and go for a ride and see how she does.
    did you do it yet?
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    Originally posted by allworksomeplay
    I installed a steering shaft from a 1994 cherokee (not grand cherokee) in my 1988 4x4 blazer. It has an absorber on it. It looks just like the one in the middle in your pic.

    Were the shaft meets the upper joint is filled with solid molded rubber.

    http://www.pghconsulting.net/teal/shaft/shaft1.jpg
    Oh well. There really shouldn't be much shock anyways. One thing I realized is that the steering wheel is going to be 90* off. I have to pull the steering wheel and re-install it. I'll have my Blazer completely reassembled in the next few days. So if Syclonekid hasn't tried it yet, I will be trying it out soon.
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    Originally posted by 98low4x4blazer
    did you do it yet?
    no i blew the syclone up. so shes parked behind my shop till next year:mad: :mad:
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    I've done the rlith Grand Cherokee shaft mod. There isn't any vibration or slop, even at higher speeds. The feel back at the wheel is real positive. Not a bad mod for 25$

    The only thing I did different from rlith was removing the input shaft from the steering column and grinding it down, instead of grinding the Cherokee shaft; just in case the shaft ever needed to be changed.

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    bump, the blazer needs a shaft to pass instection and i was thinking about just bolting it up, any updates guys?

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    i seen in jegs or summit, u can buy steering shaft material, "d shaft" and steering joints, for decent price i think i might go that route
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    Originally posted by tippmann243
    bump, the blazer needs a shaft to pass instection and i was thinking about just bolting it up, any updates guys?
    The whole cherokee steering shaft is too short to put in a 2wd blazer, but you might be able just to swap the bottom joint and shaft.

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    for anyone who cares, removing the rag joint and simply bolting the two halfs togeterh wont work unless you remove the steering wheel and rotate it 90*

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    Originally posted by POSblazer
    Oh well. There really shouldn't be much shock anyways. One thing I realized is that the steering wheel is going to be 90* off. I have to pull the steering wheel and re-install it. I'll have my Blazer completely reassembled in the next few days. So if Syclonekid hasn't tried it yet, I will be trying it out soon.
    well shit disregard my post above it helps to be able to comprehend what you read

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    when you say "slop" in your steering, what exactly do you mean by "slop"? I'm having steering problems. does anyone know how much it would cost to get this done at a shop?

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    slop is being able to turn the wheel X* off center without the steering reacting

    before i changed the shaft in the blazer i had about 45* of play in each dirrection

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    Originally posted by tippmann243
    before i changed the shaft in the blazer i had about 45* of play in each dirrection
    Damn. Ever get any bad bumpsteer and shit your pants?:D

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    no but durring hard braking it would dart left

    oh and when i removed the steering shaft the rag joint was GONE nothing left, so the only reason the steering worked was due to the two piece hitting and binding up

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    Originally posted by tippmann243
    no but durring hard braking it would dart left

    oh and when i removed the steering shaft the rag joint was GONE nothing left, so the only reason the steering worked was due to the two piece hitting and binding up
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