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3/15/16 6:01pm - Original Message: 'Changed over to the Borgeson steering box!'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

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Finally made the switch, what a difference! The stock steering was really bad, had no power assist, like driving a truck. Since we are making the trip to Tacoma I could never have made it the way it was. It is soooo nice now! Great upgrade.
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3/15/16 6:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Changed over to the Borgeson steering box!'
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WEST SENECA, NY - USA

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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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Awesome man! I knew you'd like it. Thumbs Up

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GEN III 5.7L "LS6" Engine swap
TKO500 5 spd.
3.54 Dana 44
'69 "N11" Sidepipes
Borgeson Steering Box
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3/15/16 8:03pm - Reply: 'Re: Changed over to the Borgeson steering box!'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

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So glad I did it before the trip in July. I was afraid the side pipes would be a problem, but they weren't.
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3/15/16 9:37pm - Reply: 'Re: Changed over to the Borgeson steering box!'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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3/16/16 12:31pm - Reply: 'Re: Changed over to the Borgeson steering box!'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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5/20/16 11:38am - Reply: 'Re: Changed over to the Borgeson steering box!'
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coral springs, FL - USA

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81 beauty all original (not anymore!!) Its more fun now!

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Sidepipes.......Hmmmm looks great! I gotta find me a set!!

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5/21/16 12:42pm - Reply: 'Re: Changed over to the Borgeson steering box!'
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Waterford, MI - USA

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1973 Red coupe

Joined: 9/13/2002
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Good to here it. I to thought it was a good upgrade, not quite as good as the OD tranny but very nice

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5/27/16 5:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Changed over to the Borgeson steering box!'
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69 Coupe

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I changed over from the dangerous standard power steering on my C3 to a Borgeson kit and can backup your statement as being "so nice now" this is the best thing you can do for not only your ease of steering but for the whole handling of the car. I also put Bilstein shocks all round and it made another huge improvement to the ride and handling.
The only thing that I could say as a negative is I ditched the extractors instead of modifying the number 1 cylinder tube because of clearance to the new Borgeson steering box and installed 2 1/2 inch rams-horn manifolds which made no noticeable difference to the 380 HP LT1. The other thing I can recommend is the Dragvette 6 link rear end mod, It is simple to install and takes away that rear steering that the C3 has. I live in Australia and with the AUD vs USD being at 72 cents, and our import tax of $400 AUD on every $1000 spent makes it much more expensive for us downunder. But I can say it is worth every cent.

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5/31/16 8:43am - Reply: 'Re: Changed over to the Borgeson steering box!'
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Weatogue, CT - USA

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1979 C3 L82 350 cu in

Joined: 6/29/2015
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Dave, did you install the Borgeson universal 600 gear box or another unit? Also did you change the power steering pump or just the gear box?  I have to do soming to my C3 L82 as the steering is so hard.
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10/31/16 11:36am - Reply: 'Re: Changed over to the Borgeson steering box!'
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Long Valley, NJ - USA

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1972 454 Coupe, 4 speed, Targa Blue with blue interior, luggage rack

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Dave - Drove the Vette up to my daughters wedding in the Catskills a couple of weekends ago and it was a full time job keeping the car in a straight line, it has new tie rod ends and rag joint so I was looking into steering conversion kits and I saw your post.  How long did it take you to do it and where did you buy it, if you dont mind me asking!

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