Re: [DML] Spec .02 Steering -- Success
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Re: [DML] Spec .02 Steering -- Success

You can't have it both ways. Either these stupid little cars benefit from OEM column replacement or they don't. Your column can not be the only column that "transforms the car's steering" (your words, not mine).

My new lower column, with vibration reduction, cost $274 (without vibration reduction it would have cost $233). In the exciting world of DeLorean ownership, that is a very small expenditure, especially for what you yourself admit are higher quality U joints. Why shouldn't I put the best quality on my car? Is steering really the place to start getting cheap?

Borgeson's vibration reducing U joints appear to be proprietary. For a subset of this community (of undetermined size) that wants to isolate the steering wheel from road vibration, they are the only option. There is no room for a traditional rag joint in a location that will work. Putting the rag joint in the middle of the lower column does not work.

Remember: vibration reduction is an *OPTION*. An owner can get a regular U joint instead if he or she does not want vibration reduction, save $41 in the process, and still have what are among the highest quality steering components available.

You can also save 20% by buying Borgeson carbon steel components versus stainless steel.

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Martin Gutkowski" <martin@...> wrote:
> Bill, I realise now that you've succeeded in sucking me into a fight I wasn't intending to be a part of. So let me be clear - I don't care if people buy Borgeson units instead of mine. They are more expensive and higher quality. You pays your money and you takes your choice.
> Mine are, however, still a leap up from the original joints and for not a lot of money and how fancy do you really need steering joints to be? As long as they do their job, they're going to get covered in crap anyway.
> I have not and will not "criticise" the Borgeson units! I criticise YOU! You're trying to fix a nonexistent problem only you have ever mentioned on the grounds that "other cars use it". That's just dumb.
> (And once again, I'd like to point out that steering vibration can be a DeLorean issue, however not when suspension bushes and ball joints are healthy, tyres are balanced and wheels tracked correctly) 
> Martin


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