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Flaming River FR1500 Vega Steering Box

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Flaming River FR1500 Vega Steering Box
Flaming River FR1500 Vega Steering Box

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Flaming River FR1500 Vega Steering Box

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What's in the Box

The Flaming River Performance Vega Steering Box is an all new unit designed specifically for street rods. This box is 30% stronger than the OEM box, and it uses a needle bearing design to far outlast the original bushing design of the 70's. The Vega Steering Box features new castings and components. A faithful reproduction of size, shape and mounting hole locations and no core charge.

  • Manufactured from aircraft steel alloy
  • Durable cast iron and machined steel construction will give years of high-mileage service
  • New needle bearing design
  • Crowned sector provides higher torque at center position reduces vibration and provides for more natural return of steering wheel
  • 30% stronger worm and nut
  • 30% stronger sector
  • Bigger gears
  • Chrome cap
  • Bolts up to all normal Vega-type brackets
  • Accepts Vega-spline u-joints, pitman arms and accessories

Must use Vega Pitman Arm # 702-2924

Cross Steering Guide (GIF)

Notes

  1. The Vega-style box is preferred by most builders due to the steering geometry of straight axle equipped cars.
  2. Not Recommended for Vehicles over 3,000 lbs.

Specs

  • Output shaft is 1" outside diameter
  • Splined area tapers from .934" to .997"
  • Threaded area takes a 3/4" nut and lock washer

Item Details

Box only

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Cross Steering Guide (GIF)

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910-32204 Instructions (PDF)

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Don't jeopardize your safety with inferior quality steering components. Speedway offers only the finest steering U-joints available. Made by Sweet Manufacturing. This steering universal joint is the highest quality for racing or street use.

  • Full compliment bearings
  • Forged Vanadium steel yokes and u-joint
  • Highest quality for racing or street
  • Features needle bearing u-joints
  • 5/8"-36 Spline
Learn more about u-joints and steering systems by reading our tech article. U-Joint Selection and Design.

Note: GM columns measure slightly less than 1" while IDIDIT and Flaming River columns measure a true 1".  DO NOT interchange these u-joints.