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#838516 - 11/24/10 04:48 PM Rag Joint  
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I've seen something about upgrading this with one from a Grand Cherokee..what about the solid Linkage from a 80's Caprice?

A friend of mine has a 87 and it looked like it would fit.


1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | BOLTONS WITH TUNE
#838531 - 11/24/10 07:40 PM Re: Rag Joint [Re: the_merv]  
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Don't know about the caprice. the 96 grand cherokee is an exact bolt in.

First page of the following post has a video on how to install

http://www.montecarloss.com/community/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=663393&page=1


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#838540 - 11/24/10 08:03 PM Re: Rag Joint [Re: MattsMonte]  
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Hmmm...I'll have to go hunting for one..1993-98 Jeep Grand Cherokee.


1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | BOLTONS WITH TUNE
#838582 - 11/25/10 12:09 AM Re: Rag Joint [Re: the_merv]  
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make sure it compresses and is not frozen


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#838588 - 11/25/10 01:16 AM Re: Rag Joint [Re: the_merv]  
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There are some on ebay for 1 cent. Listing ends tomorrow.



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#838615 - 11/25/10 03:15 AM Re: Rag Joint [Re: 84LS1T56SS]  
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Got one from U Pull It for $15..:)


1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | BOLTONS WITH TUNE
#838619 - 11/25/10 03:32 AM Re: Rag Joint [Re: the_merv]  
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all Grand Cherokee steering shafts from 93-98 fit the gbodys?


86 Monte SS - blackside - sbc350, 700-R4, 7.5" open dif - blazer spindle/brake upgrade w/ stainless braided lines, tubular upper a-arms, 1" front lowering springs, jeep steering shaft, electric fans, serpentine swap, 4" fiberglass hood
#838624 - 11/25/10 03:46 AM Re: Rag Joint [Re: 86_SS]  
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From the research I got. There are 3 of them here in the junkyard.


1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | BOLTONS WITH TUNE
#838626 - 11/25/10 03:50 AM Re: Rag Joint [Re: the_merv]  
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might want to think about getting them. .another guy on here buys the ones he can find locally and cleans them up, paints them, and lubes them. .a very popular upgrade from what i can tell


86 Monte SS - blackside - sbc350, 700-R4, 7.5" open dif - blazer spindle/brake upgrade w/ stainless braided lines, tubular upper a-arms, 1" front lowering springs, jeep steering shaft, electric fans, serpentine swap, 4" fiberglass hood
#838639 - 11/25/10 04:21 AM Re: Rag Joint [Re: 86_SS]  
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I did that for a while, getting them and selling them. Last time I went they were almost all gone. I think someone else around here is doing the same. I just stuck mine on the other day and it fit perfectly. Now there is plenty of clearance between my headers and steering shaft.


84 Monte Carlo SC 406 SBC
78 Monte Carlo 305 sbc SOLD
78 Monte Carlo Landua 350 sbc SOLD
81 Malibu Classic 350 sbc SOLD
84 Monte Carlo LS 350 sbc SOLD
84 Buick Regal 229 v6 SOLD

#838653 - 11/25/10 05:24 AM Re: Rag Joint [Re: 406monte]  
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Ya from the looks of it it's an improvement, how much tighter is the steering?


1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | BOLTONS WITH TUNE
#838671 - 11/25/10 11:43 AM Re: Rag Joint [Re: the_merv]  
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It's a great way to go, doesn't take long at all to do. Put mine on last July.


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82 SC, Light and Dark Redwood Metallic. 355, Vortec Heads, Roller Rockers, Pypes True Duals, 670 Street Avenger. SS Steering and Sway Bars. Enkie Wheels. Jeep Intermediate Shaft, ZQ8 Bump Stops.
#841087 - 12/08/10 04:43 AM Re: Rag Joint [Re: black95jimmy]  
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I put one in. Huge improvement. Not rack and pinion but still much less play, especially if your old rag is shot.

...Bill


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#841131 - 12/08/10 04:34 PM Re: Rag Joint [Re: ZZ430T56]  
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Took me about 5 min to put in and gave me a ton of clearance between the headers and steering shaft.


84 Monte Carlo SC 406 SBC
78 Monte Carlo 305 sbc SOLD
78 Monte Carlo Landua 350 sbc SOLD
81 Malibu Classic 350 sbc SOLD
84 Monte Carlo LS 350 sbc SOLD
84 Buick Regal 229 v6 SOLD

#841186 - 12/09/10 12:08 AM Re: Rag Joint [Re: 406monte]  
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I got one and I guess it was the wrong one..back to the junk yard tomorrow.


1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | BOLTONS WITH TUNE
#841474 - 12/10/10 04:02 PM Re: Rag Joint [Re: the_merv]  
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Well nothing here..anyone have one they want to sell?


1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | BOLTONS WITH TUNE
#841476 - 12/10/10 04:04 PM Re: Rag Joint [Re: the_merv]  
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I will check in the junk yard tom afternoon when I go.


84 Monte Carlo SC 406 SBC
78 Monte Carlo 305 sbc SOLD
78 Monte Carlo Landua 350 sbc SOLD
81 Malibu Classic 350 sbc SOLD
84 Monte Carlo LS 350 sbc SOLD
84 Buick Regal 229 v6 SOLD

#841479 - 12/10/10 04:11 PM Re: Rag Joint [Re: 406monte]  
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Cool, thanks.


1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | BOLTONS WITH TUNE
#841963 - 12/13/10 02:59 PM Re: Rag Joint [Re: the_merv]  
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I did this mod and it works great... It is documnet on my MCSS Website Link Here.

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#843386 - 12/22/10 10:55 AM Re: Rag Joint [Re: oemtech]  
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Grand cherokee only 93-94 fit I have one cleaned ,painted no rust $50 shipped -my supply is running out last one I have

#843482 - 12/23/10 12:37 AM Re: Rag Joint [Re: LSJM1]  
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I got one..thanks tho.


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2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | BOLTONS WITH TUNE

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