Flaming River’s New VDOG Variable Angle Gear Box


Flaming River continues to push the limits of performance steering with the brand new VDOG variable angle steering gear. Designed and built in the USA, this innovative new product allows for the wildest of steering geometries to gain clearance around big powerplants, tight firewalls, or giant headers.

Ideal for anything from cab-overs to custom rods, the focal point of this trick unit is the articulating ball design that allows for maximum adjustability. The 90 degree gear box’s flexibility is aided by that articulating ball’s 35 degree variable shaft. That means you don’t have to worry about some congested series of ill-rotating universal joints to keep you between the ditches. The articulating ball is continuously variable through it’s range of motion, thereby allowing it to be maneuvered wherever necessary.

In order to keep the steering ratio unaffected, input to output ratio of the VDOG™ is 1:1. Also, the output shaft is 3/4-36 for easy compatibility with standard universal joints. Durability is no problem as it’s gear-driven. There aren’t any sprockets to wear or chains to get loose. The housing itself is made of aluminum and it can be mounted either horizontally or vertically.

Clearly, the custom car industry has taken notice as the revolutionary VDOG™ design netted Flaming River two new product awards at SEMA 2018: best Engineered New Product and best Street Rod/Custom Car Product.

For more information, visit Flaming River or call (800) 648-8022. Be sure to check them out on social media as well.

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Kent Will

Kent grew up in the shop with his old man and his '70 Charger R/T. His first car was a 1969 Super Bee project when Kent was fourteen. That restoration experience lead to pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a career in manufacturing. Since then, the garage has expanded to include a '67 Satellite, a '72 Scamp, and a 2010 Mopar '10 Challenger.

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