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Old 02-06-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy If you have Team Z metal matrix K, stock rack, and long tubes please help.

Am I the only one having clearance issues with these parts? I have a Flaming River steering shaft and there is no way the universal joint that goes to the rack is going to clear my Mac LT's. I have moved the offset rack bushings all over and that didn't help anything. I really don't want to beat and bend these headers to make it work. You got any ideas?
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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I have all the above you have listed with the stock steering shaft and didn't have an issue.

Does the u-joint sit between the tubes?
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No the lower U joint will not got on the rack because the primary from #7 is right in the way. I should have taken some pics.
What motor mounts do you have? I have new prothane ones.
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I think if I get these parts https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stor...rderItemUpdate

I can extend the splined shaft from the rack up and make it work....
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I am using the Team Z solid mounts.
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I think if I get these parts https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stor...rderItemUpdate

I can extend the splined shaft from the rack up and make it work....
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Ha ha my bad, try these.....

Borgeson 409036 Borgeson Splined and Double-D Shafts

Borgeson 313400 Borgeson Steel Steering Couplers
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Its hard for me to say what a good solution would be without seeing exactly what the issue is.
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Bassically when I try to slide the lower U joint on the shaft coming out of the rack the U joint hits the header by 3/8". If the shaft coming out of the rack was extended another 4" it would everything would be fine. Hard to explain and understang without pics.
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You can loosen the steering column and get some side to side movement, I think you can also push the shaft into the column a little to get a different angle to the steering rack.
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