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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Thu, Aug-10-2017, 12:47:05 AM   #41
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Default Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

Just an FYI, I have a tilt on my Canadian 1998 M3. One of the few differences between Canadian and American cars.

I agree with the previous comments that tilt is a lot less valuable than telescoping. The lack of telescoping is one of the things that bugs me about my car
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Default Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

While I'd like a telescoping function as well, for me the tilt function is just as valuable.

Range might not be too much, but makes all the difference between a good and bad position.

I have the seat on the lowest setting, with the steering wheel all the way up (not sure if all up or all down is the position for non-tilting wheels) it's too high. But with it all the way down, I can't get in or out. So it's always up when I'm out of the car, then when I take a seat, first thing I do is put it all the way down.
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Default Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

Tilt is not a problem for me. when I had the 95 with tilt, I ended up with it set in the highest position, which is the same as the fixed position that we ended up with over here.

Like everybody has said, I would like my seat lower, and the wheel to be 2"-3" farther out.

For the data point, I am 6'0" but I have a long torso for my height, which makes me have to recline more than I would like to clear the roof. I haven't even tried to wear a helmet in this one yet. That recline pushes my shoulders farther from the wheel which then makes me have to keep the seat closer, which then pushes my knees into the bottom of the steering wheel. So first world problems...
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Good to know. So without tilt the wheel would be too high for me.

I'm 6'3.5" seat at the bottom and relatively long legs.

So when my legs are comfortable, reach is too long, with good reach, my knees are folded behind my neck. So wheel that could telescope further towards me would be ideal.

But after 11+ years of daily driving an E36 I got usef to it.

I did look into retrofitting a tilt-telescopinh electric column out of an e31/e32 but requiers welding and modding so I ditched the idea.
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USA's not so bright DOT deemed it unsafe (say what!?) and the option was dropped on later production.

While over here in Euroland it was standard equipment.
There are many DOT complaints to be made, but pulling the tilt column because the E36 did so poorly in crash tests seems like a BMW failure, not a regulatory one.

My Dad has a '94 325i that he bought new. I remember that even with the fixed steering column, it was still recalled to better secure it.
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Does make me wonder why it was safe enough for ROW crashtests.

We also don't have these metal plates behind the glovebox and understeering colum trim, that makes working under the dash a pita. (Or aren't these welded to the dashframe?)
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Does make me wonder why it was safe enough for ROW crashtests.

We also don't have these metal plates behind the glovebox and understeering colum trim, that makes working under the dash a pita. (Or aren't these welded to the dashframe?)
Probably because RoW, you are/were less likely to get taken to the cleaners by lawsuits for knowingly selling cars with safety flaws.
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Default Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

I always wondered why I did not see many of them, learn some new time an again. It was a great feature, don't crash and you won't need to worry about poor performance, lol.
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