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Flex steering rod boot
« on: January 01, 2014, 12:32:13 PM »
No idea what they are really called / correct part name ?

Anyone ever see new ones someplace ?

Need some.....


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Re: Flex steering rod boot
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014, 11:36:29 AM »
I have a NOS one...sorry not for sale!...but here's the part # if that helps. D1FZ-3C611-B
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Re: Flex steering rod boot
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2014, 12:02:47 PM »
You would be much better off replacing it with a couple of u-joints. MUCH more positive steering.
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Re: Flex steering rod boot
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 12:33:11 PM »
Joints are the way to go. I wouldn't trust one of those to any kind of large horsepower under the hood.

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Re: Flex steering rod boot
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 01:48:12 PM »
Anyone cut one apart before ?
Is it just a solid rubber , wrapped in that wire ?

I have a couple new from Flaming River u-joints, part # FR2631
It would fit at the rag joint, except it's too long.

I'll tear apart a spare steering I have to see how the top end of that flex "rod" connects....

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Re: Flex steering rod boot
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 09:39:41 PM »
Actually those are twisted wire, similar to a speedo cable. They are crimped into the ends.