It’s no secret that Jeeps are great offload machines. Add a lift and big tires and you have an incredible piece of machinery that can travel through just about anything. Well, when an individual does just that, many do not think about stock steering components. Big tires not only consumes horsepower but it also increases the stress on the factory steering components, especially the factory steering shaft. We know from experience with attacking trails in our Jeep how big tires can affect the steering. Luckily Borgeson has addressed this issue and created a superior steering shaft that will withstand those bigger tires.
Borgeson is the OEM manufacturer of many steering components for a multitude of manufacturers, so they know a thing or two. Although many lifts are designed to keep stock steering components, they don’t tell you is that after you install the lift and the addition of oversized tires that some of your steering components might start to wear out quicker or start to have issues. Every component on your Jeep is designed to withstand the abuse of stock tires. With bigger tires, more rubber grips the ground and creates more resistance throughout the steering components. The stock steering shaft will wear out quicker, if it’s not already, and cause a lot of slack in the steering wheel. Borgeson has designed a bolt in steering shaft that is stronger and will withstand the added stress of body lifts and bigger tires.
Their Jeep steering shafts feature a telescoping shaft with two needle bearing u-joints for smooth operation and long term durability. The steering shaft is a direct bolt in for many popular Jeep models. This will result in a much tighter steering and responsive steering on and off the road. If you are looking to add some big tires, body lift or maybe your stock steering shaft has seen better days, save your self a headache and give Borgeson a call. Make their steering shaft a priority on your build list.