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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-04-2004, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Question Flaming River or OEM

Now that I finally have the whole front end out of my 94, I need to make a decision.

Do I go with an aftermarket (Flaming River) steering u-joint, or do I just replace with OEM?

My current OEM looks fine and has lasted 268K miles so from a longevity stand point, OEM is fine. But I don't want to EVER have to drop this front end again, so for a clearance standpoint when I do the DOHC swap with the headers, the aftermarket might be best.

Does Flaming River (or anyone) even make one for the MN12 that is a straight bolt in?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-04-2004, 11:53 AM
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I'm using an OEM steering rag joint on my 90 XR7 w/4.6L DOHC. It clears the Kooks 1 3/4" x 3" headers (the big ones) without a problem.

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I would be carefull with Flaming River stuff, My friend bought a K member from them and it was a 1\4 inch off on both sides!!!!

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I'm using an OEM steering rag joint on my 90 XR7 w/4.6L DOHC. It clears the Kooks 1 3/4" x 3" headers (the big ones) without a problem.
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Excellent!! Thanks for that photo! Those are probably the same headers I'll be going with when I do my swap.

Now, I wonder how much that joint will cost from Max.

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