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Offline Skeeter

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Steering shaft
« on: June 25, 2014, 03:56:01 PM »
What diameter rod would you use on a FXS steering shaft? 1/2", 5/8" or 3/4"
I have a bunch of old 5/8" rod but have seen ones with much larger diameters.


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Re: Steering shaft
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014, 04:36:45 PM »
My steering shaft is 3/4".  Maybe overkill, but I like it.
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Re: Steering shaft
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 07:36:32 PM »
Skeeter,

Mine has a 5/8" shaft, over the engine, with 2 universals butted together - no problems

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Re: Steering shaft
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 07:50:45 PM »
I have done both 5/8 and 3/4 and both worked well.
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Re: Steering shaft
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 06:19:56 AM »
5/8 is plenty strong enough for a steering shaft.
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Re: Steering shaft
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 07:15:57 AM »
Thanks everyone. Looks like 5/8" is what I will use. Now I have to find some 5/8 heim joints and a 5/8 universal.
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Re: Steering shaft
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2014, 07:35:13 PM »
Thanks everyone. Looks like 5/8" is what I will use. Now I have to find some 5/8 heim joints and a 5/8 universal.

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Re: Steering shaft
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2014, 10:13:19 AM »
Personally I would use 3/4 .058 wall moly, that's just me. And speedway motors sells some really nice u joints made by sweet racing that have needle bearings in them instead of a solid bushed type u joint. ALOT better in the end and they last a lot longer
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Re: Steering shaft
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2014, 09:56:05 AM »
Personally I would use 3/4 .058 wall moly, that's just me. And speedway motors sells some really nice u joints made by sweet racing that have needle bearings in them instead of a solid bushed type u joint. ALOT better in the end and they last a lot longer
Can get better quality u-joints for 3/4 for less money than 5/8 is what I've found and that was my deciding factor, as there wasn't much difference in bearing or shaft price
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