Standard GM 5-Position Tilt Steering Column, 32 Inch Long, Plain
Universal Fit, Universal Mount Type, Tilt Column Type, Floor Shifter Location, Natural, Steel
- 2-inch column with 5 position tilt provides easy entry/exit and custom driving position
- Built-in self-cancelling GM turn signal switch with on-column activated hazard flashers
- GM 3-7/8-inch column wiring plug is compatible with OE and aftermarket chassis harnesses
- Floor shift style column works with any floor shifted automatic or manual transmission
- 32-inch-long plain steel finish column uses ’69-’94 GM specs and fits a wide variety of applications
- 2-inch OD column housing, accepts any 2-inch column mount or drop
- Overall length from end of bell to tip of steering shaft is 32-inches
- Five position tilt mechanism with 30 degrees of total adjustment
- Integrated GM style self-canceling turn signal switch with 4-way hazards
- GM style 10-pin 3-7/8-inch wiring plug connects directly to most GM and aftermarket wiring harnesses
- Aftermarket true 1-inch DD output shaft uses commonly available aftermarket U-joints or rag joints
- Accepts any 1969 to 1994 GM steering wheel or GM steering wheel adapter
- Plain steel finish is ready to prime and paint to match your interior
- Includes chrome plated turn signal lever, tilt lever, and hazard knob
- GM style universal column will fit most any application when used with vehicle specific or universal mounting brackets
Enjoy the Drive Once Again
In the muscle car heyday, a tilt steering wheel was a scarce reality saved for luxury cars and exotics. If you did not fit well between the steering wheel and the seat tough cookies! It does not have to be that way today for your muscle car or street rod. Get behind the wheel and drive again in comfort with a Speedway Motors Universal GM Tilt Steering Column.
Do not let our product name scare you either! The “GM” is referring to the electrical connection type and steering shaft spline for the steering wheel. This column can just as easily fit into a Dodge, Ford, or any other project you may be building with just a little effort adapting the wiring to your vehicle and picking up a GM-specific steering wheel adapter for your aftermarket steering wheel of choice.
A Premium Tilt Column with All the Features You Want
Old tilt columns are just that—old! Do not waste your time in a salvage yard digging around for a steering column for your project that will undoubtably need a complete rebuild. Not to mention it most likely will be too long or too short for your application.
Using one of our universal tilt steering columns is the way to go. This is not just any old aftermarket steering column either. Manufactured with all new parts in a compact design, they will literally fit most anywhere. The small 2-inch diameter steering column tube and compact tilt head that is just 7-inches in length provides copious amounts of leg room while fitting nicely within most any dash.
The five-position tilt head allows 30 degrees of tilt, 20 degrees up and 10 degrees down from straight. This tilt function not only provides the perfect angle for personal driving comfort but can facilitate easier ingress/egress with a simple flick of the tilt lever.
Our tilt steering columns are modeled after the GM 1969-1994 specifications for steering wheel spline, turn signal wiring, and more (making them a near-drop-in replacement for these years). We do upgrade the GM double-D (DD) steering shaft output from the OE .985 inches to a true 1-inch DD dimension for better compatibility with aftermarket U-joints and steering shaft components for connecting to your steering box or steering rack. We also offer this column in a column shift version.
Installs Easily in Almost Anything with Four Wheels
Our Universal GM Tilt Steering Column arrives in a plain steel finish ready to be painted to your specific interior color scheme and ships with cleanly styled chrome-plated control levers for the turn signal switch, tilt mechanism, and hazard light switch. If you prefer, we offer our column in a chrome plated version as well. The 2-inch OD column tube allows it to be easily secured to your dash using the original mount or a universal column mount. We offer upper and lower column mounts, column drops, and firewall supports to aid in your installation.
The standard GM steering wheel spline means any 1969-1994 GM steering wheel is a direct fit, or you can purchase a steering wheel adapter to aid in fitting your 3-, 5-, or 9-bolt wheel to your new column. Our steering wheel adapter buyer’s guide will help you find the proper fit.
Our Universal Tilt Steering Column uses GM steering column wiring connectors. The standard 3-7/8-inch turn signal switch connector even uses stock GM wire color codes. This makes our column a direct plug-and-play electrical connection to millions of GM vehicles or just about any vehicle that has been upgraded with an aftermarket wiring harness. For non-GM vehicles with factory wiring, you can easily adapt your turn signal wiring by crimping on a new harness connector to match the OE Chevy steering column wiring connector.
If a fixed steering column is preventing you from enjoying your ride, then upgrade to our Universal GM Tilt Steering Column today and drive your vehicle in comfort. Your knees will thank you for it!
How to Measure Required Steering Column Length in Three Easy Steps
Your steering column length will not always be identical to the factory column due to several factors, including seating position, steering linkage connection (converting from a gear box to a rack-and-pinion for example), and other factors. For that very reason we highly recommend you measure your specific application for the best fitment.
Start with your dash/gauge cluster installed and your seating position confirmed so that you can determine proper steering wheel placement. Consider having your steering wheel of choice in hand as well for even more accurate measuring.
All our columns feature a 7-inch bell, which is the top portion where the tilt mechanism and turn signal switch reside. So, you will need to confirm you have a minimum clearance of seven inches between your dash and steering wheel.
Measure from the back face of your steering wheel (taking into consideration any steering wheel adapter thickness) to your firewall.
Add 3-inches to this value for proper column pass through distance into the engine bay to get your column length total and then round up or down to the nearest column length we offer (30-, 32-, or 33-inch length) depending upon personal preference.
Additional Notes for Floor Shift Applications:
- Verify column length needed to prevent the steering wheel hitting the dash when you tilt the wheel up
- Main column ground is attached to the column tube and needs to be secured to chassis ground
- The black wire in the ribbon harness is the ground for the horn relay
A replacement turn signal switch assembly is available for this column.
Black-ground for horn
Gray-Left front turn
Blue-right front turn
Brown-power feed from hazard flasher
Purple-power feed from turn flasher
Yellow-Left rear turn
Green-Right rear turn
White-Power feed from brake light switch
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Q & A
Installing a universal tilt steering column in an old car is a common upgrade. Check out this tech article to learn how to mount your custom steering column correctly.
Watch our Steering Column Wiring Guide video for useful tips on wiring your new steering column for your vehicle. Ididit takes you through the wiring process.
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