Needle bearing u-joints have the distinct advantage of lasting much longer than non-needle bearing u-joints. Borgeson recommends only needle bearing u-joints for use on street vehicles. Our u-joints are made of specially selected steel and aluminum for strength and longevity. The sealed precision needle bearings never need maintenance. Needle bearing u-joints outlast non-needle bearing joints by a factor of 10 to 1. Our needle bearing joints have zero backlash (radial play) for more precise steering and a better feel for the road. Although non-needle bearing joints are stronger than the same size needle bearing joint, this strength is offset by the maintenance required and the longevity factor. Non-needle bearing joints should be lubricated with each use and a rubber boot should be used to retain lubrication. Boots are not recommended for use with needle bearing joints.
Borgeson u-joints are machined in our factory on state of the art CNC equipment from solid billet steel, stainless steel or aluminum. Ongoing engineering and testing ensures our components meet or exceed current automotive production vehicle requirements. Any of our 4 Double D (a round shaft with two flats) sizes, 14 different spline size yokes, and the ‘94 and later Mustang V style can be combined to mate components from many different manufacturers. They operate at angles up to 35°. For example, with our components, you could easily connect a GM column to a new Mustang rack and pinion or a Ford column to a Saginaw box. Similar to OEM u-joints, the staked needle bearing caps prevent loosening and adjustment malfunction.
- Steering Universal Joint Style: Standard
- Shaft End 1: 3/4 in. DD
- Shaft End 2: 1 in. DD
- Universal Joint Material: Steel
- Universal Joint Finish: Natural
- Quantity: Sold individually.
|Manufacturer Part Number||014952|
|Special||Only 2 in stock|