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    jeep steering shaft

    I was told that the jeep steering shaft is a good direct replacement for the 1st gen crappy one. My buddy has a 98 cherokee he is parting out, and offered me the shaft for my 89 blazer. Does anything know if this will be a direct bolt in or if it will work? Please let me know thanks
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    This is the best info I know of:

    http://www.blazinlow.com/forum/showt...er-How-To!-YAY

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    I did the jeep shaft swap. Its a great cheap mod that is def worth doing as long as you can weld.

    Here's how I did mine, I basically cut the stock shaft(shown on the left) and cut the jeep shaft(shown on the right) and slid the jeep shaft into the stock shaft to make it the same length as the stock one (finished product shown in the middle) then welded them together, cleaned and painted.
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    I did the jeep shaft swap. Its a great cheap mod that is def worth doing as long as you can weld.

    Here's how I did mine, I basically cut the stock shaft(shown on the left) and cut the jeep shaft(shown on the right) and slid the jeep shaft into the stock shaft to make it the same length as the stock one (finished product shown in the middle) then welded them together, cleaned and painted.


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    ive killed two jeep shafts due to heat, FML lol. I now have a astro van upper with my stock rag joint on the bottom. The first gens need the regular ole cherokee shafts, the really boxy ones from the earlier 90s, not the rounded ones

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    When you say killed the shaft (pun) did your steering get sloppy or just go out?
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    it got sloppy, the upper joint, in the larger diameter part is rubber filled. So the two shaft pieces are fully isolated from each other. Well, with my engine placement that part falls out about a 1/4 inch off my header and after about six months the rubber starts to distort, and let a lot of slop in the steering. After the second one did it, i tried a astro shaft since it has too u joints and a shaft b/t them only. But the indexing on the lower half was wrong so i just used the upper to get some clearance at the header, and have a new rag joint in my stock lower half. Seems to work great for now. Id like to toss a flaming river joint on the bottom, but for now it works great.

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    I think that's what is happening to mine.....it's getting really sloppy. I wasn't sure if it was the '87 tie rods or the jeep shaft.

    I'm buying a whole front steering kit, tie rods, ball joints, center link, and steering arm. I had an astro shaft, but can't find it. I might go pull another one and a stock S10 one and make one like yours.
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    The more I've thought about my jeep shaft swap the more I think the flaming rivers joint is a great option even at 4x the cost. It is a new joint and keeps the factory interface.
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    a lot depends on the year of the vehicle this mod is being done to.

    for anything 95 and newer with the new style steering column the flaming river joint is the way to go.

    for anything 94 and older with the old style column its a good idea to use the Cherokee shaft to get rid of the large CV joint at the top of the steering shaft which can interfere with headers. however i would suggest going with two flaming river joints if a person could find a replacement for the upper joint that's on a first gen shaft.

    replacing just the lower joint will not cure all the slop.

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    now my other question is this. I plan on getting an aftermarket steering column probably a ididit column does this come into play at all?
    S-10 blazer rollin' on dubs and bagged... what what!!!

    Soon to have a typhoon engine.

    "Bottles are for babies, real men get blown!"

    DRUNK411 (11:558 PM): I think that is a guy man
    DragginBlazer (11:55:52 PM): me too
    DRUNK411 (11:56:19 PM): that is not cool by any means
    DRUNK411 (11:56:37 PM): why would u even subject yourself to that being a woman and all
    DRUNK411 (11:56:46 PM): I mean would u really want that on the internet

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    5.7L VORTEC 350 blazin4low's Avatar
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    took a trip to the junkyard today. only one jeep out of about 10 had the steering shaft still under the hood.

    also found out there a two different kinds in the old box style jeeps


    the one on the left is the one I just took out of my blazer and the one on the right is the "new" one. The right one colapses almost 1" more. And the areas where it bolts up to the column and steering box are stamped metal, not cast like the other one

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    Last edited by blazin4low; 04-02-2012 at 01:25 PM.
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