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Old 02-12-2020, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

I have everything apart, so I was thinking of installing the ez steer kit, but I am unsure.

What are your thoughts on this product. Have you used it? Did it help? Did it not make a difference? Worth the money?

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Old 02-12-2020, 07:38 PM   #2
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Look here - https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276647
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

I didn't see much difference. But the shortened pitman made a big difference.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:27 PM   #4
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I use them.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:29 PM   #5
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Default Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

I installed the teflon kit. Didn't make a real big difference but helped some. Ensure your balls are round...

Like Bill said, the shorter pitman arm made a big difference.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:43 PM   #6
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Default Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

I put them in one of my pickups. I did not notice much difference
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:45 PM   #7
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Default Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

Is it just me, or is this item tricky to find in Snyder's on line cattle dog?
Down the left, not under steering, not under front axle. A search of steering, Model A ... not there.

A search of "steer" brings it up.
Haven't seen the steel ones listed yet, or the bronze impregnated ones.
Are the bronze ones better?
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:03 AM   #8
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I've never seen bronze ones, but they may work nicely.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:54 AM   #9
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https://www.ecklers.com/model-a-ford...8-22435-1.html

Expensive.
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Old 02-13-2020, 07:58 AM   #10
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Default Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

https://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A3305M.html


Here they are about $20 cheaper. Says they are longer wearing compared to the other teflon seats. I am planning to use the regular teflon when I redo my front end.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:17 AM   #11
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Default Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

I used the bronze ones. Figured I only wanted to rebuild the darn thing once. Less resistance than steel, but no different from the regular teflon in terms of performance.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:58 AM   #12
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Default Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

I question the longevity of the Teflon ball socket parts. How many miles before replacement?

Perhaps a grease with a Teflon additive is just as good and much less expensive?
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:04 AM   #13
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Default Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

I’ve been using the Teflon-bronze kit from Mike’s in Georgia. Their current price is $73.25 and I have installed them on three of my cars.

I have them on my slant window sedan and I kept the pitman arm stock. I’m happy with the steering.
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:05 AM   #14
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Default Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

I would think if the inserts themselves were available it would be more affordable and I probably would give it a go.
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:13 AM   #15
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I would think if the inserts themselves were available it would be more affordable and I probably would give it a go.
That would be these:
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/P...S-ONLY-8-PIECE
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:32 AM   #16
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You will need the correct plugs to use those inserts though. Can't use the stock ones.
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Ah good point
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:50 AM   #18
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I question the longevity of the Teflon ball socket parts. How many miles before replacement?

Perhaps a grease with a Teflon additive is just as good and much less expensive?
Use PTFE grease, not lithium or sodium based for the teflon seats.
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:07 PM   #19
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Default Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

And too repeat, no amount of fancy material will compensated for steering arm balls that are too worn.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:31 PM   #20
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Default Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

I have then on my two cars plus I had the ball ends replaced . Also have the pitman arm shorten .have had no problems with them . Getting ready to build a husker style delivery and plan to do the same .
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