IDIDIT: What You Should Know Before Ordering A Steering Column

 

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Usually, a steering column outlives the car, so buying a new one is not as common as other items for your everyday driver. However, our readers are anything but everyday pedestrian drivers. Most of our crew are making changes to their pride and joy. Maybe it’s something as simple as adding turn signals or cruise control. Maybe it’s something as complicated as a full custom interior where a lowered steering column is required.

When the time comes to change your steering column, IDIDIT will almost certainly have the column you need on the shelf. If not, they are masters at customizing steering columns for practically any request.

In order to make things go smoothly when you are searching for a new steering column, the folks at IDIDIT have identified some things car owners need to know. Having this information will speed up the process of finding the perfect steering column for your application, be it anything from mild to wild.

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IDIDIT’s universal, right-hand-drive steering column.

What Info You Should Know

There are a few things you should know before shopping for a new steering column. The folks at IDIDIT want customers to have a great understanding of what is being purchased, so they ask a few questions to narrow down the search. It’s also a good idea to not only know about the steering column you may need, but also the available options. This may open some doors to future upgrades down the road, or even consolidating existing features into a new column.

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IDIDIT's Sidestep is a steering shaft-relocating solution. The Sidestep is great at solving awkward angles and tight spacing around the steering shaft on both sides of the firewall.

Nothing is more important to many customizers than keeping true to a car’s theme. If a lot of chrome is what you are after, a chrome steering column may be a better choice for you. Obviously, other column finishes are available as well for different interior looks.

Accessories or other customized pieces for your installation should also be considered. A drop column or changing the mounting location, as well as a Sidestep installation can be accommodated when properly planned. The following checklist will help you determine what you may need.

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What You Should Know When Buying A Steering Column

  • What is the make of your vehicle? 
  • What is the year of your vehicle?
  • Are you using rack-and-pinion or a gearbox? 
  • Equipped with a big-block or small-block engine? Size matters, especially when it comes to the steering linkage.
  • Has your dash been modified? This may require a universal-type steering column that has more allowance. 
  • Has your firewall been modified?

This information will help the IDIDIT team get a general picture of the vehicle you are working with and enough information for them to determine if there is a specific length or column for your application. For more information, check them out online at www.ididitinc.com.

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Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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