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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 Fri, Feb-16-2018, 10:04:52 PM   #91
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Default Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

If you extend the steering wheel x inches without having the tilt function, won't the height of the steering wheel now be y inches higher? Conceivably if you extend enough, your steering wheel would hit the ceiling.
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Old Sat, Feb-17-2018, 01:01:37 AM   #92
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Aren’t most US M3’s donned with that old abominable 4-spoke wheel?

And this one only on the late production models?
'98.5 is the typical kick off for the 3 spoke wheel, although sedans never got it, no matter when they were built.
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If you extend the steering wheel x inches without having the tilt function, won't the height of the steering wheel now be y inches higher? Conceivably if you extend enough, your steering wheel would hit the ceiling.
Good point. I have a tilt column (December '93 build date) but for those who don't, extending it might mean you're reaching up a fair bit instead of forward. However, you could probably deal with that by increasing seat hight by, say, an inch.

If this works, I'd be interested in one. I hate how close the wheel sits to the dash, especially on a long drive.
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Old Sat, Feb-17-2018, 02:17:47 AM   #94
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Default Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

I doubt anyone with some height to them will care, plus shimming the column down is a helluva lot easier than extending the shaft.
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Old Sat, Feb-17-2018, 01:35:38 PM   #95
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If you extend the steering wheel x inches without having the tilt function, won't the height of the steering wheel now be y inches higher? Conceivably if you extend enough, your steering wheel would hit the ceiling.
Of course. But at the angle the shaft is, the increase in height is less than the amount of extension. So unless you have a huge extension, I doubt you’ll notice.

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'98.5 is the typical kick off for the 3 spoke wheel, although sedans never got it, no matter when they were built.
That’s why I asked, as I recalled it’s not a 96+ wheel for the US
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If you extend the steering wheel x inches without having the tilt function, won't the height of the steering wheel now be y inches higher? Conceivably if you extend enough, your steering wheel would hit the ceiling.


For real though I don't think you'd notice.

Related subject, anyone done a retrofit of an early E36 tilt column?
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My 98 came with tilt. All Canadian obd2 cars came with them iirc.
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My 98 came with tilt. All Canadian obd2 cars came with them iirc.
AFAIK, only the US dropped the option. It was available from start to end of production in ROW.
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I just read of an E36 with extendable tilt E46 wheel, but no details.
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I purchased 2 different E36 steering wheels with airbag on ebay, they will arrive in the next days.
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