One of the best things you can do for your steering is to remove the old ‘rag-joint’ and convert to the Borgeson Steering system. But which Borgeson Joint should I use? This is a must if you have any sort of body lift , at all. We’d even go as far to say that even a stock rig, one without a body lift, should be converted. We know that seems a little drastic, but when you have done the conversion, then you’ll know why we say that. If you have sloppy steering, get a Borgeson Conversion first. It’s cheap, easy to install, and it works.
That is your power steering box. Look from the top (see the power steering lines?).
Luckily, Scout’s only came with two different sizes; 3/4″ 30-spline or 13/16″ 36-spline. The 3/4″ size is the vast majority of them, normally averaging 75-85% of the steering boxes.
How do we measure them? In fact, how to we get to them? We’re going to show you how, on a frame with no body (it’s easy even with a body).
If its too small, you have a 13/16″ 36-spline.
The wrench fits over the steering box input shaft, we need a 3/4″ 30-spline Borgeson Joint.
TIP: We like using the boxed-end wrench because its easier to hold/control when you’re dealing with a full-bodied rig. With a long-handled one, we are able to easily navigate the wrench from the top of the engine bay.