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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 Tue, Oct-31-2017, 04:36:45 AM   #61
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Default Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

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I’m ordering one and will report back on slipring use.
Awesome!!! Yeah, keep us updated please.

Though, I'm installing the E46 multifunction sport 3 spoke steering wheel with the Z3 single stage airbag. I was going to have it machined and modified with the stand-offs to mount the slip ring as seen here, http://www.frankies-bmw.com/8series/...s_mf_wheel.php
I wonder how, if at all, it would change this.
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Default Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

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I’m ordering one and will report back on slipring use.
Did you get it yet?
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Default Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

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Did you get it yet?
I paid for it last week. No word on shipping. Hope he’s legit!
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Anybody know if the spline is the same on both ends of the steering column? I am coming up with a contingency plan. The internal spline is harder to machine than the external, so if I could scavenge a steering guibo, and modify it I could potentially design a kit that works by modifying the guibo into an extension. I am thinking it would include a spacer/shroud that we could bolt both halves of the guibo to and a length of spline with a tapped hole where the steering wheel would bolt on. Obviously the spacer/shroud would have to have somewhere to route the wiring.

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Sounds to me like hand-extenders would be more practical.

When I see that pic of the extension between the column and wheel (which is a nicely machines piece) I see that (obviously) the distance between the wheel and stalks is also extended.
In my case probably too far as my fingers aren't that long. Indicating would become awkward as I would have the take my hand of the wheel and reach forward to get to the stalk.

So it may solve one problem, it creates another one.

Why no longer steering shaft so the whole column including the stalks and everything is moved forward?
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Sounds to me like hand-extenders would be more practical.

When I see that pic of the extension between the column and wheel (which is a nicely machines piece) I see that (obviously) the distance between the wheel and stalks is also extended.
In my case probably too far as my fingers aren't that long. Indicating would become awkward as I would have the take my hand of the wheel and reach forward to get to the stalk.

So it may solve one problem, it creates another one.

Why no longer steering shaft so the whole column including the stalks and everything is moved forward?
You are exactly right. I have an aftermarket wheel setup that does moves it forward slightly (but still acceptable) and you notice it right away. Another 1" and it would be more frustrating than the problem it solves.

You have to move the entire column towards you.
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Anybody know if the spline is the same on both ends of the steering column? I am coming up with a contingency plan. The internal spline is harder to machine than the external, so if I could scavenge a steering guibo, and modify it I could potentially design a kit that works by modifying the guibo into an extension. I am thinking it would include a spacer/shroud that we could bolt both halves of the guibo to and a length of spline with a tapped hole where the steering wheel would bolt on. Obviously the spacer/shroud would have to have somewhere to route the wiring.
http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...IaAmSkEALw_wcB

You can get a little extra length from this piece depending on the "depth" you insert the splines. This piece replaces the rubber guibo with a true universal joint that will never wear out.
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I guess I could get the e34 joint and try what I am thinking using my stock guibo. I have been considering getting one anyway. My plan was to make something similar to the extender that was posted previously using the guibo as a starting point, mostly for the internal spline. I'm not sure if I have the time currently, and our machinist has been a little grumpier than usual lately.
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Hello, I'm machining them. Both aluminium and steel parts are ready for spline machining.

Far stalks: most users does not care about it. The advantage of the new driving position is so big that the far lever are a little minus. It takes a few days to get used to.

Somebody in the Fiat 500 Abarth forum fits the bracket in the pic. It's for bicycle use, carbon fiber, 10$ on amazon.

When I've made the first spacer for me, on a Renault Clio RS, I didn't think about manufacturing a kind of "longer guibo joint". Seems a solution. But I'm not sure that the column can be untight from where it sits and pushed out with the whole clockspring/levers/shrouds assembly. It depends on how the column is fixed on the firewall, under the instrument cluster.
Also, pushing out all that assembly, you will notice a big gap between the rear of the levers and the dashboard. It must be filled somehow, for aesthetic reasons.
I don't have an E36 on which check this thing, sorry. I'll take a look on my E46. But let me finish the existing parts first. More than one has already paid for them.
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I had a deep dished wheel on my last track car, and yea it was slightly annoying that the turn signal stalks were not in the same place as stock relative to the wheel. But the car wasn't stock... Any mods like this will make the car better in one way and worse in another. In this case the part that gets "worse" is extremely nominal.
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