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

Vibration reduction is the Spec .02 difference. Spec .02 is the only lower steering column option with this benefit. 

Vibration reducing U joint technology does appear to be proprietary to Borgeson BTW (I couldn't find any other vibration reducing U joints via Google).

There seems to be some confusion about how Borgeson's U joints are made. The bearing cross is identical in every joint they sell. Only the ends are different, to accommodate different size shafts of course. When you order a joint, Borgeson simply sticks whatever size ends you want on either side of a standardized bearing cross and ships it out the same day.

Speaking of which: I did not order an exact duplicate of Toby's or Houston's orders. My bearing crosses and the 9/16-36 ends are indeed identical, but I ordered a 3/4-DD shaft and appropriate inner ends instead of a splined shaft and ends so I could cut it to whatever length I wanted. If an owner wants Spec .02 but with a splined shaft, ask for one 11.5" long (splines are 7/8" long on each end).

I don't understand all this controversy. Borgeson sells U joints and connecting shafts -- period. The only engineering was done by *ME* in *MY* own driveway (cutting the DD shaft to length and drilling a couple of dimples for the set screws to nestle into). You don't hear me complaining. In fact quite the opposite: I have been totally open and honest about this experiment. I have posted all results, including the failed rag joint. And I have freely given out the part numbers I used and the length of my shaft. I could not have been any more transparent even if I had performed the work nude.

Spec .015 is identical to Spec .02, but with carbon steel ends because the owner is too cheap to cough up an additional $30 for stainless ones. Steve will be reporting on Spec .015 shortly.

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
> I understand why it is .02 instead of .01, but why is it any of those at all?  You already said it is the same as what Toby, and other DMC vendors are already selling!  
> Once again you have not read what I wrote.  I was specific in faulting Borgeson for disclosing the information, not you.  Furthermore, I qualified that statement by asking who did the "engineering".
> I was just asking why you seem to be taking credit for, and relentlessly defending this product?  The initial premise was that a RAG JOINT would be better than alternatives, and even though we went a week or more reading posts about rag joints you still opted to go with something else.  Were you wrong about rag joints?? 
> Thank you for sharing the information, I am sure many current and future list members will benefit from it, what prompted my response was-  Why are you still talking about it?!


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